556. Rocky Patel Hamlet Paredes 2020 Toro

Gifted by Kolja Kukuk, Managing Director of Europe for Rocky Patel Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua

Size: 6.5×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: A little giving but even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Barnyard.

1st third: Starts with a dried fruits sweetness like apricots and plums, earthy and 70% dark chocolate.

2nd third: No changes from the first part.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Gets a black pepper spice, nutty and anise burst towards the end combined with the previous flavours.

Duration: 16:35-17:55, 1h 20 min.

Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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