Cigar Czars


Review of Rocky Patel Twentieth
Anniversary Maduro 1995-2015 Cigar

By: Dr. Mitch Fadem (aka doctoxin)

Size: Robusto Grande (5 x 54) Box Pressed
Cigar Rating: 4 Stars Out of 5

Rocky Patel's Twentieth Anniversary Maduro Cigar actually debuted in 2017, but you can still get them from Holt’s Cigar Company and Mike’s Cigars. Cigars International no longer has them.

This is a great blend of Honduran wrapper, Nicaraguan and Honduran binder and fillers. The maduro wrapper is from the Danli, Honduras in the Jamastran Valley close to the border of Nicaragua. It is a true medium cigar because of its smoothness.

Draw and Construction

The wrapper is a nice brown leaf with no flaws that I could see. The draw had the perfect resistance before and after lighting it. I used a punch to open the cigar. It lights easily and burns even. The ash is a bit flaky but more important is that it will not go out even if you set it down for short while, which I did several times while writing this review. It does burn rather quickly at about 1” every 10 minutes, so, you can get close to an hour without burning your fingers.

Flavor and Aroma

This cigar really delivers with flavors ranging from pepper to dark roast coffee and a very small amount of woodiness. The aroma matched up with the flavor. If you like to retro-hale prepare yourself for a full dose of red pepper that stings a bit if you are not prepared. A second attempt was a little less of a shock, but I am not a fan of this style of smoking. The flavors and aromas were consistent though out the entire cigar with a tad more spice near the end.


I got this cigar in a special offer (now expired) from It was one of a variety of 10 sticks for $15. This is an excellent cigar having an MSRP of over $11 per stick. The Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Maduro cigar delivers on all aspects of what makes an enjoyable smoking experience. I would purchase one again if I saw it in a local shop.


Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Cigar
Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Maduro Cigar