This cigar wins the award for best value. The Rocky Patel Vintage Seconds are the exact same blend as the popular Vintage Series, but are factory seconds (due to small wrapper blemishes) that are sent to Cigar.com to offer to our customers at a special price.
The Rocky Patel Vintage line is among the most popular in the world. The success of this blend is a direct result of the quality and care that goes into blending and rolling each of these cigars with finely aged tobacco. As you can imagine, for a perfectionist like Rocky Patel not all the cigars make the grade. A large number are pulled from production due to cosmetic blemishes on the wrapper. These cigars are held back and reserved for Cigar.com to be sold as Rocky Patel Seconds. This may well be the best value in premium cigars. It's the same blend and composition of the boxed Vintage line that sells for almost twice the price. Since these cigars are pulled from production before pressing, they may come "in the round" and bandless, packaged in bundles of 15.
Vintage 1990: With a medium body and stout flavors of leather and wood, the Vintage 1990 is a favorite of Rocky Patel fans. Its combination of aged tobaccos makes the smoke almost chewy in texture with a slightly shorter finish.
Vintage 1992: This more recent blend is medium to full bodied and very robust. The complex aroma brings out notes of leather and spice on the palate with a dryer and longer finish.