With two binder leaves rolled in an entubado fashion (if you have never heard of this, it is the most difficult way to roll a cigar, requiring incredible amounts of skill) and finishing the heads with triple-seam caps. They are delicious smokes, none finer than the torpedo, which is nutty and rich, with lots of hickory flavor on the palate. Said to be the Decade on steroids, the cigar has spicy pepper finish with the combination of earth, espresso and sweet chocolate. If all that doesn't do it, maybe the Cigar Aficionado rating of a '93' for 2011 will tickle your senses.
Rocky Patel likes to tell people that no one in the cigar industry thought he would last ten years in the business. Now he's about to celebrate year 15.To commemorate the occasion, Patel released a cigar called Fifteenth Anniversary by Rocky Patel. It's a medium dark, trunk-pressed cigar that's wrapped in Ecuadoran tobacco grown from Habano seeds. The binder and filler tobaccos are entirely Nicaraguan, and one of the filler varieties is grown on a farm that was specially dedicated to this cigar. The cigars come in dark boxes with metallic plates, and the double bands are the color of gun metal steel.The Fifteenth has the elegance and the balance of the Decade, but it has the richness, complexity and spice that kind of puts it over the top.The Fifteenth Anniversary by Rocky Patel brand comes in four sizes, all of them packed in boxes of 20.
Available in the following sizes:
-Torpedo - 6.125x52
Box of 20 Count
Made by: Tabacalera Villa Cuba (Tavicusa)
Ring gauge: 52
Length: 6 1/8"
Cigar Aficionado Rating: 92