5 out of 5
Review based on Toro's and Sixty's
RP Sungrowns are a regular part of my humidor. Those of us who smoke several cigars a day understand that if you're going to sacrifice flavor and construction for value, you'd better be covered in sweat and holding a weed whacker. Otherwise, cheap smokes just aren't worth it.
In the RP Sungrown, you have a reasonably priced cigar that is consistently well-constructed and possesses remarkable flavor balance.
As for flavor, the RP Sungrown stands solidly in the medium-full range. In other words, the flavor is complex enough to be interesting; but not so overwhelming that it cannot be paired with a good cup of tea, coffee, bourbon, or whisky. As the stick burns down, richer notes begin to develop but they never veer away from the core flavor profile. Go ahead and burn it down to your fingers. They are that good.
In my opinion, most Rocky Patel cigars are very well made, lacking in wrapper defects and possessing a nice even draw. This, from what I can tell, is quite rare. Most other producers seem to have bad days more often than Rocky.
Although the price has risen considerably since I started smoking these eight years ago, they are still a decent value at ~$7 per stick. I strongly recommend keeping them in the standard rotation. If you have never smoked a Rocky Patel Sungrown, buy a box of toro's and thank me later.
3 out of 5
I like Rocky's collection very much. These I found to be fine, but nothing special jumped out at me. I had various different sun-growns and as a rule, I'm a fan. Maybe for these a torpedo would suit me better ??? My score isn't meant to be low. Just non-descript.