Episode 346 Rocky Patel Vintage 2003

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DESCRIPTION: The latest Vintage blend from Rocky Patel, the 2003 Cameroon, was introduced in the summer of 2011 and features a striking African Cameroon wrapper that surrounds an 8-year-old Nicaraguan binder and 8-year aged filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Ostensibly, the filler and binder tobaccos all come from the 2003 Vintage. The Vintage 2003 is purported to be a powerhouse of flavor and is said to be fuller in body than the majority of the vintage offerings.

This week’s review will feature the 5.5-inch by 50 ring gauge Vintage 2003 Robusto.

Rocky Patel Vintage 2003

Rocky Patel Vintage 2003

FEATURED LIBATION: Havana Port from Paso Port Wine Company
This week’s featured libation is a tawny style port blended then aged in retired Cognac barrels prior to bottling. This port was blended to pair perfectly with a cigar and it turns out that winemaker Steve is a cigar smoker and he wanted something to drink along with a good stogie.

Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 and Havana by Paso Port Wine Company

Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 and Havana by Paso Port Wine Company

Only 120 cases of the Havana blend were produced. This is a blend that uses Portuguese varietal grapes grown in the Paso Robles appellation or what is called the Paso Robles AVA: American Viticultural Area. The wine weighs in at 19% ABV

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Update on the Buena Vista Cigar Company
• Feedback from Stogie Fresh 5 listeners Matt and Ted
• Commentary on cigars that are labeled “vintage”

Camacho 2011 Liberty

Camacho 2011 Liberty

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Camacho 2011 Liberty
This week’s postscript review is on the Camacho 2011 Liberty, which I first featured on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast in Episode 290 back on Sunday, October 9, 2011. These cigars have been resting in the Stogie Fresh humidor for 1 year, 5 months and 26 days and I pulled out my very last sample for this postscript review.

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