December 16, 2012

Rocky Patel Edge Nicaragua (6 x 52)

Video review HERE.

This is a slight alteration from the normal Edge production. This is an all Nicaraguan cigar which uses a Nicaraguan Habano Seed wraper around all Nicaraguan tobaccos. All the Edge cigars are toro size so that's why there is no vitola shown in the title.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Seed
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The fact that it's all Nicaraguan got my attention very fast as I am a huge fan of Nicaraguan tobacco.

The cigar has a bump or vein here or there but overall it's well made. It has a nice density and feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. At light up the initial flavors were charred wood, coffee, orange citrus, vanilla, and a nice amount of pepper which I put at a 7.

About 3/4 inch in the cigar settled down into one of orange citrus, vanilla, nutmeg, wood, coffee, and pepper. The finish is a sweet cream with a touch of lingering pepper.

Not more than 1/4 inch further the nutmeg notes have really come forward. The orange citrus give it tang-ness and there is a nice richness and sweetness. The coffee and wood give the cigar base. The pepper is unchanged. The finish is a very nice creamy cream, if that's a term!

About the midpoint the wood notes  have come forward. They are equal to the nutmeg notes, which now have cedar attached to them. The orange citrus has changed to cedar. There are still a lot of wood notes and the coffee remains the same. The pepper and finish remain the same. The cigar is medium to full bodied at this point and I expect it to reach full bodied very son.

There were no changes from the midpoint to the end. The nutmeg and cedar combination remained the main flavors along with the charred wood notes. The coffee and pepper remained about the same throughout. The finish is now a toasted cream with some lingering pepper. The cigar ended up full bodied. I enjoyed this cigar a lot. There is more richness in the cigar now also. From the 2/3 point onward the cigar was nice and rich. This cigar burns fairly quickly. I got about 1 hour 20 minutes out of this cigar. These are on shelves now and well worth a try.

Score: 91

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