Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada

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
Binder: Secret
Filler: Secret
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.

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Looks like I will have to find an RP event.

Looks tasty. Too bad it’s in such limited quantities.

Too bad this one wasn’t better as the original Decade is probably the best thing Rocky’s ever done. By the way, better watch out…Altadis might sue you for showing Fleur de Lis on your cutter! ;)

Nice first look. I have to say, more Rocky Patel cigars is kind of like asking for more snow after our lovely winter here in PA ;)

I don’t know if I would grab any of these or not. I think the price is a bit out of my normal comfort spot, especially for a cigar that I would probably never be able to get again.

Mike

I was at a Rocky Patel event last week & picked up a few. I smoked one at the event and enjoyed it. A little pricey, but definitely worth a try.

Haha! I had the same thought re: the cutter! Look out for the litigious…

Nice review.

Agreed Jimk. Would love me some PB wrapper.

Chris, A good review, I love to have a few sticks of the RP Decade Edicion limitada. There isn’t RP’s event where I lived…..Lucky you..

They look pretty inticing but if I had my hands on a few of these, I think I would let them age for a year to take the peppery edge off of them and then enjoy them.

I smoked a decade a while back. although I’m not a big fan of RP I did enjoy it and would probably purchase more.Don’t know if I would buy this stick since it is so limited and probably wouldn’t be able to get any more if I did like it.

Sounds like a great cigar Chris, a little “pricey” for me, and I do not I will be at any of those events. Have tried the Decade, enjoyed that cigar!

Nice review but I thing this will be one of those I wish I coulda got one cigars!! Still love the regular decades!!

Regular RP smoker… a lil pricey for my everyday smoke. I’ve been enjoying the RP sungrown and ’92 lately… where can I find out about these events?
Thanks for the review

Good review. I enjoy two or three of the Rocky Patel lines. This one looks like it is going to be difficult for me to find, but if I could I would give them a try.

We’re going to be seeing a lot more PA broadleaf. Can’t wait

Lucky bastard! I love the RP Decade box pressed.

Bummer…I was at an event and met him. Nobody mentioned anything like this one! I have to yell at my B&M for sure! Nice review!

[…] Chris from Nice Tight Ash fires up the Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada; only 250 boxes were made and it utilizes the Pennsylvania Broadleaf from the Winter Collection 2009. Toast it here. […]

Hey does anyone know of other cigars with a PA Broadleaf Wrapper? I hear there are a few out there. I’m a fan of the Conn. Broadleaf and I hear the PA is even sweeter.

Anyone?

I have been looking around the internet for information on the cigars Rocky is coming out with this year and this cigar is going to be released after June I believe, it should be more than 250 boxes though.

A friend of mine gave me these over the weekend, and I started looking for them online to see if I could find a box. I guess they are making more than 250, because I have found them around at a couple of places.

I picked up a box at Hiland’s because they had the lowest price, but I know a few different stores have them as well. Got the Torpedos for about $160. Can’t wait to smoke them!

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