Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Size: Robusto 5 x 50
The Rocky Patel Private Cellar has a very dark almost black maduro wrapper with a few small veins running through it. The wrapper has two purple and silver bands wrapped around it. The aroma coming off the cold wrapper is of cocoa and pepper with the same flavors coming off of the cold draw. The cigar is well packed and has a nice weight to it with a good in hand feel.
The cigar opens with a pepper blast quickly followed by a rich cocoa. There isn’t much smoke coming off of the draws but the cigar is still burning cool and even.
The pepper has really dissipated in the middle portion of the cigar. The cocoa is the focal point this far and is joined with a light grassy undertone. I’m still not getting much smoke off of the draw and burn line is starting to get a little wavy.
It’s the last inch of the cigar and the cocoa is still going strong. The pepper kicked back up in the final third and is greeted with flavors of coffee which is really blending well with the cocoa. The cigar needed a few touch ups but nothing major.
I enjoyed the Private Cellar. I don’t really smoke a lot of Rocky Patel cigars anymore which I haven’t realized till now. I use to enjoy the Decade and the 15th anniversary cigar so this was a little bit of a wake-up call. The flavors were right up my alley and besides the small hiccup in the construction it was very enjoyable.
Keep em burnin’