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  • Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto FACTORY SECONDS

    This is a pre-review review as I won't be enjoying one of these until the weekend. I love the regular 1990 but the price tag always gets me. When I saw the seconds available in the US I was amazed at the price difference, and after lots of reading there seemed to be absolutely no difference in taste. The reason they're seconds is a few cosmetic blemishes, but to be honest I can't see any.

    I knew I'd have to pay import tax and from my experience this would be 50-200%. It turned out to be about 200%, but even with this the sticks came up about ?4 cheaper each than a regular Vinatage 1990 bought here.

    They come in an interesting triangle bundle, with no bands except one big pretty one covering them all. Here;s a few sneak peeks of them unpackaged and then sitting nicely in a my humi. Can't wait to try them.

    Stay tuned!

  • #2
    Is that a picture of Peter Griffin on your school desk?
    Originally posted by Simon Bolivar
    Little medical correction there Steve, you will surely die...but not from smoking these

    Originally posted by Ryan
    I think that's for lighting electronic cigarettes


    • #3
      Haha, it's not a school desk, just the best desk ever! It's a large plank of wood on two speakers I've had for about 5 years now and adornes all sorts of graffiti and foul language. It's the perfect size though and couldn't do without it!


      • #4
        How I thought I was going to save one of these for the weekend after waiting weeks for them to arrive I have no idea.

        I wont go into detail about the flavour, it was exactly like the 'regular' 1990 that costs a lot more. Performance was actually better than a couple of regulars in fact. I have to admit there were a couple of construction errors and I've never had a robusto of this before (always had the torpedo), so are these things normal?

        1. The cap is really bad. I almost made no cut on one and half the cigar unravelled. I'll have to get some glue to salvage that one. I found another with a slight bigger one but even that was hard to cut. In the future I'm going to have to either pick the small cap off or make a punch, which I'm not a fan of.
        2. The first 20 minutes there was very little smoke on the draw, but tons coming off the stick. A hole appeared in the ash and it was burning from inside. Maybe just a one off, will report on others later.

        Otherwise happy with it. Here's a couple of pictures:


        • #5
          I Second That!

          I had the same experience with RP 1990 and 92 seconds - taste as good as the firsts!

          From my experience, this is true for most, if not all, non-Cuban seconds. And when I was smoking them, I always went for seconds, bundles, when available.

          TJ, TJCoro
          sigpicVaya con Dios, Amigos! - don TJ and the Coros


          • #6
            What seconds of popular cuban and non cubans are available in the UK?


            • #7
              Not Bloody Likely!

              Hmmmm, not familiar with Cuban seconds, but it's unlikely if non-Cuban seconds are available over there. From what I can tell from this forum, it's hard to find non-Cuban "firsts" in the UK! emoticon-cartoon-001.gif

              TJ, TJCoro
              sigpicVaya con Dios, Amigos! - don TJ and the Coros