The RP Puro Cubano was intended to be a full bodied cigar when it was being blended, but is being tagged as a medium body cigar.
The wrapper is a light chocolate brown with only very small veins, it really looks nice.
The cigar is packed very tightly but even all the way down. I chose a punch and found the draw to be a bit loose, but not bad.
The wrapper of the Puro Cubano smells strongly of cedar and spice while the filler is very peppery. It was very peppery when held in my mouth.
After lighting I was greeted by a cedar core with toasted almonds and a peppery finish. The smoke was mild/medium in body. The as was flaky and light gray – the first ash fell off very early.
The second third was a cedary cream with with toasted almonds and a peppery finish. It was mostly the same as the first third. It remained medium in body, but it is worth noting that it packed a significant nicotine punch.
The final third was once again mostly the same as the first and second, it had more black pepper and a strong spiciness crept into the finish.
Overall the Rocky Patel Puro Cubano was a one dimensional cigar, but was quite enjoyable. Some may find this cigar boring, but it is a really a good smoke. The burn was very close to perfect and did not require any corrections. It also produced a lot of smoke. With all of this in mind, don’t expect too much from it, but these are a good value.