As Rocky Patel continues to push the boundaries of
premium cigars into the realm of elite status, he hasn’t forgotten about the
budget-conscious aficionados. Cargo by Rocky Patel dishes out the flavor and
quality we expect from a Patel stick, yet manages to keep the price manageable
for everyday consumption.
The Cargo Torpedo is a Nicaraguan-made 6.1” x 52
stick that is adorned with a lavish Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf. Hidden
beneath are not one, but two binder leaves that hold a blend of Nicaraguan
tobaccos which compose the Cuban-sandwich style filler. An effortless draw will
help deliver beyond an hour of luscious smoke.
The Cargo Torpedo begins a balanced medium-bodied
smoke that builds towards the fuller end of the spectrum, as the thick core of
cedar and earth flavors begin to mingle with hints of espresso and spice.
Sprinkled with a splash of sweetness, the finish is lively and satisfying to
Available in wondrously affordable mazos of 20
sticks, the Cargo Torpedo are tough to beat as everyday smokes. Setting the
price aside, the Cargo Torpedo is a great cigar in its own right and will
perform admirably at any time of the day.