Rocky Patel, Cargo

Toro, 6.5 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

REVIEW INFORMATION

Review date 3/29/2011
Reviewer JonJamesB (Las Vegas)
84.7
Look and feel 84.0
Flavor and aroma 84.0
Burn and construction 86.0
Overall 84.7
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REVIEW NOTES

Cigar Observations:
This cigar has a medium brown wrapper with only a couple small veins. The seems are almost invisible and overall a pretty smooth cigar. The cigar is not hard and there are a couple soft spots. The band looks okay, nothing really to write home about. The vitola of this cigar is called a toro but I would think of this more of a churchill.

Pre-light:
The foot has the aroma of aromatic wood, spice, citrus and caramelized sugar. I clipped the head with my Palio cutter. The pre-light draw has just a little bit of resistance. I toasted the foot with my Xikar Genesis torch.

First Half:
The flavor starts out with aromatic cedar wood roasted nuts and roasted coffee. The finish is chili spice. The retrohale is giving dark roast nuts and black pepper. The finish is of dark roasted coffee. Once I pass the quarter mark I start getting a little bit of a metallic taste. The draw has just a tiny bit of resistance and the burn is damn near perfect and even. Ash is light grey, compact and holds on for about an inch and a half. Body is medium but the flavor is medium full.

Second Half:
Flavor profile is more aromatic cedar, roasted nuts and pepper spice. Draw and burn is still going great without any problems. During the second half I was having problem with bits of tobacco going into my mouth as I draw, which is unpleasant. The body is still at a solid medium.

Closing:
The Cargo by Rocky Patel is a pretty solid cigar. Strong aromatic cedar, coffee and spice. Very smooth and tasty. For the price of this one it is a very good cigar. However, I did have a problem with bits of tobacco going into my mouth as I draw during the second have. These bits are because of the short filler pieces that are added from the 1961 and the 15th anniversary cigars.
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ADDITIONAL REVIEW NOTES
Smoke time 75 minutes
Cigar age 3 yr. 7 mo.
Price per stick $4.00
Review created: 3/30/2011Last modified: 3/30/2011
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