Two reviews in a row I’m bringing you a Rocky Patel product. Normally I wouldn’t do these back-to-back reviews, but when I found out about this cigar I knew I had to share it. The Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada is indeed limited, because as far as I know only 250 boxes were made. And to add to the limited nature of this cigar, these cigars will only be available at Rocky Patel events. The event I attended last Thursday had 30 boxes on hand, and they were gone by the time I left. So what’s special about this cigar you might ask. This Decade features the same binder and filler blend as the original Decade. However, the wrapper has been switched to what remains of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf from the Winter Collection 2009. In addition this cigar is in the round as opposed to the original box-pressed Decade.
I was only able to pick up two of these stick so I won’t do a full review, but I will give you some of my initial impression from the two cigars I did sample. I’ll pair those with a series of pictures so you can get a feel for how well the cigar performs
Name: Decade Edicion Limitada
Company: Rocky Patel
Made in: Honduras
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Price: $10.60 per stick
Comes in: Boxes of 20
Vitola: Robusto (5 1/4″ X 52-54)
The wrapper on the Decade Edicion Limitada is a dark chocolate brown color and has a dark earthy aroma. The veins on the wrapper are small and barely visible from more than a couple feet away. The construction on these sticks appeared to be wonderful as I was unable to detect and hard or soft spots in the bunch. After snipping the head of the cigar I took a couple effortless draws that yielded a light tobacco flavor.
Off the light I got a nice blast of black pepper that hit me towards the back of the palate. Other flavor notes were roasted nuts and cedar. As I smoked my way through the cigar the flavors became deeper as the roasted nut flavors began to take over. Towards the end of the cigar the black pepper became detectable only through the retrohale and hints of dark roasted coffee began to introduce themselves.
The Decade Edicion Limitada had a wonderful draw that produced tons of light gray smoke. The cigar burned evenly from beginning to end and left a medium gray ash in it’s wake. The first ash held for nearly the entire first half of the cigar and then fell in one inch chunks.
The Decade Edicion Limitada from Rocky Patel was a nice cigar. The cigar performed well and the flavors were pleasant to my palate. If you’re able to attend a Rocky Patel event that is featuring these cigars then I would recommend picking up a few. This was not a “wow” cigar for me, but the fact that there were only 250 boxes produced makes the price tag worth the experience.