Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Edicion Unica
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Rocky Patel - Edicion Unica
Size: Toro 6 x 52
Wrapper – Honduran (Jamastra)
Binder – Honduran
Filler – Honduran
With strong pre light aromas of manure, this well constructed cigar comes to us from the October My Monthly Cigars box. Visual notes on the wrapper shows a roux/brown tone, minimal veins, a well placed cap and a thick and robust outer layer. A straight cut leads to a medium draw.
Right into the toast and first couple of draws, we see strength on the nasal retro and poignant introductory notes of dark coffee, wafer and earth. The finish sees the same notes although magnified, with salt on the pallet.
About 1 ½” in and truly a slow burner, most likely from the super thick wrapper. The strength graph tapers off to medium as consistent notes collide with the addition of a cocoa especially noted on the finish.
Getting past the 2/3 marker, the notes remain consistent and super rich on the pallet, this cigar is nothing short of a galactic collision. Also noted is a super slow and exemplary burn and build of a dark gray ash on a straight but jagged burn line. Into the last couple of inches, we see a strength of medium plus as powerful toasted wood and cocoa take center stage.
Into the nub end and the power is “full on”. The wood is charred , peppery and iron like but is pleasant as cocoa and coffee mix into the profile. A Honduran puro with a perfect combustion, construction and that has power in both flavor and strength. This also screams a whisky pairing, thank you to Rocky Patel Cigars for an example of great non typical blending!