Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon

At last year’s IPCPR, Rocky Patel introduced his latest extension of the Vintage line.  The Vintage 2003 uses a select Cameroon wrapper over binder and filler that have been aged for over 8 years.  As a Cameroon fan, I was eager to try it.  The cigar had a great burn and was a very smooth […]


Blind Exchange: Review No. 5

Today I’m wrapping up the final installment of the Blind Exchange. It’s been a great exercise/experiment, and I look forward to doing more in the future. Most of all I need to actually put together an un-banded fiver for Charlie to smoke through. So the #5 cigar is a toro with medium shade brown wrapper. […]


Cigar Review – CAO Gold Vintage Cremant

Today I’m reviewing the CAO Gold Vintage Cremant. This 6 x 52 Toro was giving to me by Jon Huber at IPCPR in New Orleans this year. It features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper from 2004, binder from Nicaragua and filler from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigar is named after a sparkling wine in France usually […]