No matter what sense the word is used in, whether it be to "observe a day or commemorate an event" or "to make known publicly or proclaim" or even "to praise widely...", yesterday was a celebration for me. (many thanks to http://dictionary.com/ )
I saw the first photos of my daughter, Clare Elizabeth, still in her momma's tummy and it - she - was beautiful. I say it because the moment itself was as beautiful as my daughter is. And both beauties (my wife and daughter) are worthy of celebration.
|Rocky enjoying his handiwork|
Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage cigar was also created to celebrate an event: celebration of Rocky's vision and passion for excellence as realized in the Rocky Patel label and Rocky's first cigar bearing his name. Pretty cool stuff that - a man finally having something that really is his creation, his labor of love. I realize though, that if my wife (Mrs AStudentofWine) is reading this, she will be scoffing at any notion that puts the words "man" and "labor" together
Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage
$12 USD, $35 CAD
wrapper: Honduran broadleaf, 12 years old
filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
92 points http://www.cigaraficionado.com/
- visual: visually stunning: perfect construction with dark chestnut brown exterior. Flawless burn, absolutely even and holds firm forever
- nose: moderate+ to fully intense notes of chestnut, oak, light leather, toasted almonds, the usual RP coffee notes of dark espresso... definitely also developed as the cigar burnt
- palate: moderate+ intense and fully developed, this is one of the most beautiful cigars of my life. I still remember the first time I smoked one two years ago and remember the day (it was that good). Palate mimiks the nose - enjoy the development of flavors. Extremely well balanced, this cigar doesn't need a drink to go with it and can be enjoyed solo. Brilliant structure and incredibly long length on the palate
- conclusion: One of the best cigars I've ever had. I will always consider the 1990 Vintage to be worthy of celebration
- PAIRINGS: consider a well aged Armagnac or Scotch-Whisky... the peaty-smoky characteristics will play well off the cigars' deep coffee/nutty flavors
As always I appreciate and welcome your comments!
CINCIN~!!! SLAINTE~!!! CHEERS~!!!