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Rocky Patel Vintage Connecticut 1999 Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 4, 2012
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Rocky Patel Vintage Connecticut 1999 Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×48 cigar features a firm, very oily light tan wrapper with a bit of tooth and a very contrasty look. It’s almost like the peaks of the wrapper have been polished for effect. It has minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and a mild tobacco aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with good smoke output giving medium bodied flavors of a deep and slightly musty, creamy textured earth and tobacco with a long oily finish. The first third burns slowly with a perfect razor sharp line, loosening the draw slightly to a prefect resistance. Flavors are a very smooth oily creamy wood, with a long finish of the same. The 2nd third hits the 1/2 way point 55 minutes in, dropping the ash after the first couple inches. Flavors remain exactly the same, giving a very consistent experience. Ending at 1:35 the last third adds a syrupy sweetness to the mix, giving a more substantial body to the woodiness taking it up to medium-full, also increasing smoke output slightly. Thank you very much to Thomas Long for sending this in for review!

  • Slizzard Lizard

    Hey Brian,

    Good review as always. Now for hard question what is your favorite brand? Now knowing I couldnt answer that question myself I’d like to ask your favorite 5 or even 3 if possible? Just wondering if any cigat brands held a special place in your heart and why?


  • timboslice

    I love this smoke. This was the first cigar I ever purchased on my own. Great review keep up the good work.

  • eric.hanson

    Love this stick, one of my favorite Rocky Patels and favorite Connecticuts. I agree with the review it has much more body and stength than you’d expect from a connecticut. I always try to have a few of these in on of my humidors.

  • garlar10

    Great review. I had one of these early today with a cup of coffee. I found it a little dry but i paired well with the coffee. This is actually one of my favorite Rockys.

  • kevin

    A little too plain for my tastes. For me it was all about the sweetness. Reminded me of sugar cane, which is fine but I want some depth like coffee or chocolate. I agree with the creaminess but I prefer the 1990 quite a bit more

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