Rocky Patel lb1 Review: Best Cigar List 2024

LB1 is an example of a cigar that begins with a code number when a factory develops it. And this Rocky patel LB1 is its code.

Suppose you have been following Rocky Patel Premium Cigars in recent years. In that case, you have probably noticed that Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. (TAVICUSA), Rocky Patel’s boutique cigar, has been receiving a lot of attention.

Actually, the majority of production is still handled by the El Paraiso factory in Danlí, Honduras. Rocky Patel is the tenant of El Paraiso, a 120,000 square foot complex leased by the Plasencia family.

Rocky Patel debuted two Honduran-made blends from the El Paraiso facility in Honduras at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show. Rocky Patel LB1 and Rocky Patel Number 6 cigars are these.

Rocky Patel is known to have a number of mixes in development at any given moment, so it wasn’t entirely surprising that he used blend codes.

Today, we take a closer look at one of those blends: the Robusto-sized Rocky Patel LB1.

Let’s start then.

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1. Price & rating

Price: $9

Rating: 87

2. Specifications

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel LB1

Profile: Medium

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Filler: Condega, Estelí, Jamastran Ligero (Honduras)

Binder: Nicaragua

Shape: Robusto

Length: 5.5

Gauge: 50

Country: Honduras

Size: Robusto

3. Sizes & Prices offered

Rocky Patel LB1 Corona (6 x 44) — $8.25 (Box of 20, $165)

Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $8.75 (Box of 20, $175)

Rocky Patel LB1 Toro (6 1/2 x 52)  — $9.50 (Box of 20, $190)

Rocky Patel LB1 Sixty (6 x 60) — $10.90 (Box of 20, $218)

Rocky Patel LB1 Churchill Shaggy Foot (7 x 48) — $9.50 (Box of 20, $190)

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4. Rocky Patel lb1 Review review

When it comes to Rocky Patel, one thing is certain: this mix is consistent.

The mixed-varietal, medium-bodied cigar is a fantastic addition to his main lineup.

With fillers from Condega and Estelí Nicaragua, Ligero from the Jamastran valley in Honduras, and wrapped in a silky Ecuadorian Habano, this rich, consistent smoke is regarded as a fantastic affair.

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For an everyday smoke, the Rocky Patel LB1 will satiate your senses.

The LB1 has a blend of tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

The Finca La Musica farm in the Jamastran Valley is the source of the Honduran tobacco, which is a ligero priming.

Rocky Patel’s tobacco plantations in Condega and Estelí are the source of the viso and second priming tobaccos from Nicaragua.

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The cap was taken off of the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto with a straight cut before it was lit. After that, the pre-light draw procedure began.

A blend of flowery, chocolate, and faint cedar aromas were detected in the dry draw.

Although there was no point loss because pre-light draws are not scored, this was hardly the most thrilling pre-light draw overall.

The Rocky Patel LB1 had a medium body and medium strength at first. Generally speaking, the strength didn’t change.

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Around the halfway mark, the body had a modest increase, but it did not advance into medium-to-full territory.

Throughout the smoking experience, the body continued to have a little advantage over strength.

5. Looks & feel

The Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto’s Ecuadorian Habano wrapper was a milk chocolate hue with a faint rosado undertone.

This was a wrapper with a smooth complexion and a little grease on the outside.

The wrapper’s surface was more smooth than uneven, yet there were some veins and seams that were visible.

The band has a copper-colored text and different copper embellishments on a white background.

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The cursive words “Rocky” and “Patel” are positioned on the left and right sides of the “RP” circles logo, which is located in the upper centre of the band. The word “LB1” is written in a huge typeface in the band’s centre.

The words “PREMIUM HAND ROLLED CIGARS” are inscribed on both the left and right sides of the band. The words “original factory code” is written in the lower center of the band. The band has a copper trim perforation on the lower portion.

It was now time to fire up the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto and discover what characteristics this cigar offered.

6. Flavors

First third

Chocolate, malt, citrus, flowery, and cedar flavours were present in the initial notes of the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto.

The scents of chocolate and malt took centre stage early on. Notes of citrus, cedar, and flowers became subdued.

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The citrus tones were slightly more prominent than the background notes. The chocolate and malt aromas faded quickly in the first third, giving way to earthy overtones.

In the meantime, the retro-hale has an additional layer of red pepper on it.

Second third

The earth notes stayed rooted in the front during the second part of the LB1 Robusto.

The citrus notes gradually diminished in the background, while the cedar tones gradually increased. In the backdrop, some red pepper was also visible.

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The notes of red pepper started to come through in the latter half of the second third. In the meantime, there were still faint background floral notes.

Final third

Not much changed in the final third. The earth tones continued to be the focus. Of the secondary notes, the cedar notes stood out the most.

Notes of citrus, red pepper, and flowers were still evident. This marked the end of the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto.

The resulting nub had a cold temperature and felt velvety to the touch.

7. Draw & burn

Because the burn prone was prone to meandering, the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto required numerous touch-ups during the process. The touch-ups were effective, but more upkeep was required to keep this burn on schedule. The resulting ash was neither too loose nor unduly firm. This was a medium gray-colored ash.

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In the meantime, both the burn temperature and the burn rate had optimal rates.

The Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto’s sketch was really successful. I enjoyed that there was a hint of resistance in this drawing. Ultimately, this was a flavorful cigar that required little upkeep.

Final puff

I was really excited when I lit up the Rocky Patel LB1 Robusto for the first time. Rocky Patel’s signature chocolate and malt aromas were evident from the outset.

The cigar lost its flavour and became boring as those flavours faded. My palette felt a little bit dried out overall from the flavours. It was true that the burn needed a little more attention. 

Ultimately, I had higher expectations for this cigar than I did. Because of this, I would absolutely advise tasting a sample of this cigar before smoking it again.

Maybe you want to read: Top 10 Best Rocky Patel Cigars.

FAQs

What else is in the Rocky Patel collection?

How old is Rocky Patel?

Rocky Patel turned 60 in 2021.

Is Rocky Patel Indian?

Yes, Rakesh ‘Rocky’ Patel was born in India in 1961, but he lived and worked in Los Angeles as an entertainment and product liability lawyer.1

What cigar is illegal?

All we are aware that Cuban cigars are prohibited. The term “Cuban cigar” is notorious, even to those who know very little about cigars in general.

Are cigars a luxury?

Because they are made by hand, cigars have a particular charm. Both manual labour and a lot of time are needed. Premium cigars are still produced by hand today, in fact. Because of these restrictions and rarity, that is why cigars were thought to be an opulent good that only the wealthy could purchase.

When was Rocky Patel founded?

Rocky Patel at his original Burn by Rocky Patel cigar bar in Naples, Florida, smoking a cigar he made for his 60th birthday. Rocky Patel, 61, has cemented his legacy as a winning cigarmaker. He began selling cigars in the most modest of ways back in 1995, in the middle of the 1990s cigar boom.

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