Rocky Patel Royale
The Rocky Patel Royale is crafted with two binder leaves of contrasting look and style: Connecticut shade, a light, thin leaf known for its mild flavor, and Connecticut broadleaf, a thick, rugged leaf with a brawny earthy flavor. This lends complexity to the blend, which is held together by a comely Ecuador Havana wrapper leaf. The Royale is a rich, spicy smoke, with pleasant hints of chocolate. It’s a delicious cigar, giving Patel his best-ever showing in a Cigar Aficionado Top 25 test.