Review: Rocky Patel Sun Grown Series

Updated: Oct 23, 2020




The Rocky Patel Sun Grown Series is one of my personal favorites when we talk about

Honduran Cigars. This Cigar is noted as a medium/full bodied piece of perfection. Rocky Patel has taken his time to develop flavors and subtle hints by slowly aging a sweet tasting 5 year Ecuadorian Sun Grown Sumatra which is used as the wrapper. This series is definitely one of the best bangs for the buck!


Stats:

Rated: 92

Profile: Smooth with pepper notes

Wrapper: Sun Grown Ecuadorian Sumatra

Shape: Toro

Length: 6 Inches

Gauge: 60

Country: Honduras

Filler: Honduran

Binder: Honduran

Box-pressed: No

Sweet: Peppery with a sweet finish

Pricing: MSRP $236.20 per box (6x60)


Available Sizes:

Juniors (4 x 38)

Petite Corona (4 ½ x 44)

Robusto (5 ½ x 50)

Toro (6 ½ x 52)

Toro Tubo (6 x 50)

Torpedo (6 ¼ x 52)

Sixty (6 x 60)


First Impression:

Although these cigars are ready to go right out of the box, I love to take a few weeks in the humidor. I’ve noticed that this process produces a smoother feel, places the cigar at

the right humidity and allows for the cigar to have every opportunity to shine. I noticed the cello is slightly yellowish, the feel is firm with some give and the aroma is sweet, smooth and soft.


Pre-Smoke Ritual:

Since this cigar is a larger gauge, I allow the cigar to rest just for a few minutes out of the cello and out of the humidor. I inspected the cigar and noted the oiliness as well as the “chew” between my teeth. I take a cold draw so I have flavors to compare to prior to

lighting.


Lighting, Draw, and Burn:

Depending on my mood will depend on whether I’ll use a soft flame or a torch. On this review I used a standard torch and used a light toasting to the foot. With a long draw, I lit the cigar and allowed to smoke to fill my nose with the sweet aroma.


Flavor:

The Rocky Patel Sun Grown provides a smooth, medium bodied taste with a subtle hint

of pepper and a sweet finish. As I smoke the cigar, the flavors intensify to reveal hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A most enjoyable smoke!


My Preference:

Rest: 2 weeks

Cutter: Large Gauge Guillotine

Lighter: Torch Lighter



Final Thoughts:

This cigar has been a reliable piece to my arsenal for years. The ever-evolving flavors even change depending on the size. You want a great everyday stick? This is it!

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