Archive for January 9, 2012

Rocky Patel Nording

Posted in Cigar Reviews on January 9, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Costa Rican Maduro

Binder: Mexican

Filler: Honduran/Nicaraguan

Size: Robusto

Pre Light

The Rocky Patel Nording has been out for quite a while but it was the first time I’ve seen them in a B&M so I decided to grab a few and give them a try. The maduro wrapper has a sweet spice smell to it and doesn’t have any major veins running through it. After slicing the cap off and taking a drag off the cold cigar I get a sweet wood flavor. The draw is very free and this is troubling but we will have to wait and see.

1st Third

I light up the Nording using some stick matches which I have been doing quite a lot lately. With my first few puffs I am picking up spice and earthiness. There is lots of creamy heavy smoke that seems to sit still in mid-air.  As I reach the end of the 1st third I am starting to pick up some woody flavors.

2nd Third

The wood flavors have definitely picked up to go along with the earthiness. Construction hasn’t been the greatest. The loose draw hasn’t become problematic and the cigar is burning hot and tunneling. Needed a couple relights in the 2nd third but nothing real annoying.

Final Third

The last inch or so introduced a nut and coffee flavor along with the spice kicking back up a little. The cigar had a couple of voids in it which was most likely what was causing such a loose draw and the tunneling.


This cigar to me was just OK. Wasn’t great wasn’t bad just OK. Construction wasn’t good but the flavors were but that’s just my opinion. Go out and give em a try.

Keep em burnin’



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