Rocky Patel Sungrown Robusto Review
I have always enjoyed Rocky Patel cigars so I am hoping this one will be a treat.
I am very impressed by the wrapper. It is a very dark brown with only the smallest veins… truly impressive.
The construction is pretty even w/ only one hard spot near the head of the cigar.
The Sungrown has a very pungent smell – quite sour with some spice. It is actually in irritant to my nose, it made me want to sneeze. I decided to punch it and the draw is pretty good, maybe a hair on the loose side.
The 1st third started off amazingly full-bodied. It was primarily buttery pepper flavor with a slightly bitter finish. I did detect a hint of mint, which was quite refreshing with the bold pepper flavor dominating.
At the beginning of the second third my mouth is already tingling a bit – this is the sign of a truly strong cigar. The simple flavor profile did not change at all in the second third. The nice gray ash did not hold on long, but the burn was very even.
The final third revealed, well, more of the same. Spicy pepper that left a buttery coating on my mouth with a slightly bitter finish. It did seem to mellow a bit in the final third, but that could also be the tobacco talking 😉
Overall, this was not a complex cigar. It did have a lot of punch to it though. For what it lacked in complexity, it made up for it with reliability. This is not typically a trait I look for, but it can occasionally be nice to know what to expect with a cigar. That being said, this cigar was not the best offering from Rocky Patel.
Flavor and Taste: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Construction: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Wrapper: 1 2 3 4 5
Was it Worth the Price? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Would I Buy an Entire Box? 1 2 3 4 5
Total Score: 37 out of 50