Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder and Filler: Mexican San Andres and Connecticut
Behind The Stick:
As with any successful family business, those who can prove that the talent is in the blood are given the chance to make their mark on the industry. Nish Patel - younger brother of Rocky Patel spent 5 years perfecting the blend for a well rounded strength and complexity. As seems to be a trend as of late - Nish created this cigar to focus on his own preferred flavor profile while utilizing some of the best and well-aged Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco for the wrapper, a double binder of San Andrews and Connecticut tobacco all surrounding a core of Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Jalapa and Esteli regions. Enough about the story - onto the review!
Rocky Patel has a certain level of quality that we have all come to expect and while Nish is not the same name, I walked into this expecting a comparable level of construction and I was not disappointed. Evenly packed from head to foot, the head clipped easily - foot had just a small amount of give and lit without issue. The band removed without issue and the burn was straight and even the entire time. All in all - I cannot complain!
Nish Patel has created a cigar that was designed to focus on his own personal flavor preference which he remarks as a 'punch of white pepper and cocoa with a hearty profile of sweet spice and roasted coffee'. I have to admit, the cigar did start off with this rush of pepper but it was much smoother than I had expected it to be. The coffee, cocoa and spice flavors maintained the majority of the backbone while the earthy undertone crept into and left fairly often. The end of the cigar wrapped it up with a darker flavor of coffee and cocoa while still remaining that sweet spice from the start - what a way to end it!
I know that Rocky Patel gets a bad wrap a lot of the time when it comes to how many different cigars he releases and I admit, it is hard at times to keep them all straight. The good news for those of that mindset, Nish had focused 5 years of his time to perfect this cigar and released them only once he felt it was right. If you are like many and are a fan of the Rocky Patel line or if you have been looking for a cigar to bring you into the world of Rocky Patel, the Bold by Nish Patel is going to be the perfect cigar for you. Add to this a price that only Buy Discount Cigars can offer and your box purchase it here!