I had the (Rocky Patel) Sun Grown just a couple days ago and it was a mini but this was a cigar I really enjoyed!
I really enjoyed the Sun Grown by Rocky Patel... I had it sitting in my humidor getting all nice ripe and when I pulled it out, it had a beautiful oily sheen on the wrapper... The draw and burn were nice and perfect... it started out with a slight spicy bang and then evened out to a smooth medium to full bodied jewel... definitely some hints of cocoa and a slight sweetness. It was fantastic.
My first taste of "Rocky Patel Sun Grown", and I knew on was in for a ride. Loaded with spice the first third (I thought my tongue was a blaze) it quickly mellowed out to a nice medium to full bodied stick. I also noticed some hints of cocoa and what I can only describe as espresso with a sweetness, very nice. Loads of grey smoke (like a foggy night in San Francisco) beautifully constructed and as close to the perfect cigar you can get without going broke. If i may, I rate it a 90.
There is NO WAY you can go wrong with this stick.
So guy's sample it and you'll definitely be back for more. Enjoy this labor of love. Later...a thanks to R.P.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this cigar (Rocky Patel SunGrown). I've been smoking cigars for the last 10 years or so, but only seriously for the last year. I think that this is definitely a cigar for both the beginner and the seasoned afficionado alike. I got as part of an RP mixed 5-pack, where I was more interested in the Edge Lite and the '92 Vintage that were included, but this one was the first one that I smoked and it made my night. Copious amounts of smoke, nice even burn and draw, a firm ash, and just a touch of spice to complement a slight hint of sweetness and cocoa. A nice medium-bodied cigar. I have to give it a 90. It's made my short-list of favorites along with Carlos Torano 1916 and 1959 as well as Perdomo Lot 23. Thanks to Rocky Patel for another great cigar and to CI for offering it.
Just tried my first ever Sun Grown by Rocky. It strongly reminds me of a Cuesta Rey Centenario, also a sun grown stick. The strength is mild, the flavors subtle but amp up a bit to a delightful finish. I like well constructed smokes that burn evenly which this does. Rocky keeps hittin' the ball out of the park!
What can I say about this cigar, first of all it is my favorite Rocky Patel I have ever had. The only one I haven't tried is the new Fusion which I might like because I don't love the vintage blends but I like them so I bet I will at least like it but I really dont think it will come close to a Sun Grown. This is my "go to" cigar whenever I want to smoke a cigar I know I will really enjoy I always go with a Sun Grown and it never lets me down always the same great taste. I am not a fan of a lot of spice but this is the perfect balance what can I say. I always keep at least five robustos in my Humidor at all times Right now I am down to three so it Looks like its time to pick up another box. I almost forgot to mention it has one heck of a good price.
What can I say to make myself as crystal clear as I can. These along with all the other RP smokes I have tried in the past year have become without question my favorites.
CI's grace in making it possible for us to buy the seconds or mistakes or leftovers has also made it so well worth the money I am shocked at the quality of the cigars I now call, my everyday Gars. Thank you all at CI for making my tastes improve, and making it possible to not feel like I'm wasting a thing in the process. I love these cigars and you will too. Now back to shopping to try all the RP and aligned cigars I havent yet tried.
Sun Grown (Rocky Patel Sun Grown)is another hit for Rocky! Heavy in the hand it's creamy tasting wrapper compliments it's medium body fillers that are smooth and nutty with ever so slight spice and a delish finish.
The first inch or so is almost the same taste as at midway - very consistent throughout. Excellent construction, firm ash and I now have another favorite.
I understand that CI stuck by Rocky before his star status and now we are all benefactors of their excellent taste in cigars and judgement of talent.
Very enjoyable cigar. One of Rocky's best creations. And I have tried most of his cigars.
WOW! What a cigar (Rocky Patel Sun Grown). Wonderful flavor. I was looking for something "different" then what I smoke on a daily basis and this cigar was perfect. Everyone I have shared this cigar with has wanted to steal a couple more. This cigar is great. RP has never dissapointed me with the draw or construction and this is no exception. Not an everday cigar but if you are looking for something that will blow you away this is it. Awesome cigar.
Got a ten pack of these on the daily deal a couple of months ago & finally took one out of the humidor today. Tasty cigar, smooth draw, but the wrapper was breaking and falling apart though out the smoke. My humi is well maintained, hopefully some more time in there will help the others from doing this.
just finished off a Sun Grown by rocky patel and boy what a cigar! i remembered the first time i had it that i was blown away and now after several months of aging, i had yet another and guess what? i still fit the skid marks i made the first time (geez, i thought i had lost some weight since then...). anywho, let me tell ya about it. this medium-full bodied cigar will gently lift you to the stairway of heaven cause the flavor is out of this world. smooth, earthy, cidery and full of vanilla (and with an aroma to match), this cigar is a sure winner. it burns evenly and feels great in the hand. if you arent intrigued yet get your vision checked. and if you like 90+ cigars great cause i give this one a 91/92 (i cant decide! : )
This cigar rocks! Great burn, great draw, great spicy taste...perfect!
This was a great smoke (Rocky Patel Sun Grown)! It was one of the more complex in terms of flavor I have ever had the pleasure of indulging in. Some cigars, even one of my favorites like Carlos Tarano's Exodus 1958, are one trick ponies...they give you the same taste or two during the whole smoke, getting spicy at the end. This cigar was peppery almost immediately, then mellowed to a real nutty sweet vibe. Then about two and half inches in (with ash still in place) it burst into full glory with lovely aromatic smoke (a hint of citrus as well, which I was surprised at).
The cigar burned down halfway before it ashed itself...one of the best rolled cigars I have ever seen.
If your in the mood for a great rolled cigar, complex in flavor, yet medium bodied, this one is for you. A must have!
Got this cigar(Rocky Patel Sun Grown) in the Blue Chip Combo #6 and it is definitely my favorite of the entire sampler. Worth every penny if you have a little bit extra for your cigar budget. Patel sure knows how to make them.
Apparently if your last name begins with a "P" your destiny is in cigars. ie, Patel, Padron. Rocky's greatest will always be the vintage series in my opinion, but let's discuss this little sweetheart the 'Sungrown'. I personally love a robusto size. Fits the hand and mouth perfectly. And you don't have to puff half the cigar to get to the good stuff. So I smoked a 'Sungrown' robusto. Just the appearance is impressive. Great color and craftsmanship and terrific sheen. Lit her up and great body right from the get go. This cigar is a must try. Smoked it down till my lips and fingers made me stop. Rocky has a great product, so if you haven't tried this your surely missing out. I'd give it a strong 95!
magnificent, I must confess (Rocky Patel Sun Grown ) is an adjective patel cigars seem to always bring to mind. for me, the edge corojo is the top of the heap. but this bad boy is in the running. the sun grown toro is an earthy cigar with a round sweetness on the palet , in fact, it has a mellow character in the first inch ,not unlike the sneaky edge that ultimately kicks you in the ?. the sun grown never quite reaches edge strength .but it is full bodied in the second half. a slow cool burn,the toro lasts me over an hour and close to 90 minutes.on the finish, it turns to coffee and light charcoal , at the nub it gets bitter sweet . this is a 1st class cigar ,by a first class blender.
This cigar is like smoking butter (Camacho Triple Maduro). It is so smooth and silky. Like all truely balanced smokes, it is powerful and at the same time wonderful to puff. It will take you a while to smoke the '60' or torpedo. It is more than worth the time. It is very complex with layers of burnt wood, aged tobacco, and of course cedar. All RP brands are top shelf. To me this cigar is on par with the decade rated at 95. Such an excellent product and always well worth the money. Par excellance for the knowledge smoker.
I've been smoking these Rocky Patel Sungrown in Toro size for a little while now and they're stunningly rich and quite satisfying. Pretty much pushes me to the limit on their cost, but when I've got the extra dough, I'll treat myself to one these !
The first one (Rocky Patel Sun Grown) I had I was very disappointed because the draw was so tight I couldn't smoke it. Then again, I thing my humidor was too humid at that time. I just tried another one I was greatly surprised. It had perfect construction and draw. It's a strong, consistent, earthy, cedary smoke. I didn't read this in any other reviews but, I also tasted some cinnamon, yummy! I don't have anymore room in my humidor but when I do, I'm getting a box. I enjoyed this more than the Ashton VSG and it is a whole lot cheaper. Great work, Rocky!
I have yet to have a "RP" that I didn't enjoy. They always burn, draw & taste great. I bought a sampler because it had Vintage in it, the (Sungrown) was included & was my first time trying it. I will now change to be looking for samplers with Sungrown....WHAT A WONDERFUL SMOKE!
I'll buy a five pack, try one, if I like it I'll save the rest for later. If I don't I'll just smoke through them or give them away. Some cigars surprise me the longer they sit and age. This RP Sungrown was memorable the first stick smoked. The latest, after sitting over 8 months, was a beautiful smoking experience. Very distinctive flavor profile I could pick out of a line up blind folded. If you haven't tried one you owe it to yourself to give one a go.
Got a 10-pack daily deal and sure am glad I caught it!1st time trying RP Sungrown toros after 27+years cigar smoking-WOW!!!!One of the fullest-flavored(and full-bodied)sticks I ever had.Very,very,VERY rich and complex cigar with an aroma that stands alone.It took 20-25 minutes for the 1st inch or 2-this was a 2-hour sensory overload.Just about every puff put a smile on my face because the combination of strenght,flavor,and aroma is almost too much pleasure at once.How does Rocky do it?Thanks C.I.
The Rocky Patel Sun Grown has this nice oily, slightly toothy wrapper that just glistens. Excellent toasty notes with a bit of spice upon lighting. Excellent taste and burn. The complexity of this cigar is amazing!
Holy $%@&! a hell of a cigar! Kinda reminded me of eating a snickers bar. Chocolate,nuts,caramel and nouget. Alright, no nouget but everything else with a good dash of pepper on the initial light. This one's a legend already. So complex its like smoking 3 different cigars at once. I dont know how RP does it but he does. Thanks ROCKY!
A very nice RP. A great medium sun grown (smoking the torpedo)comparable to the Montesino sun grown (around $5). A bit pricy though. Best to buy in a sampler or on special. Don't know if it is worth paying full price of $7 to $8.
Just received a RPSG in a bonus 5 pack with my purchase of RPCR and it was awsome,cant wait for my next fix. Smooth and mild, goes great with a game of horse shoes.
My all-time favorite cigar!! I am a huge fan of sun grown wrappers, and this is by far the best one that I have had. Even burn, great construction, smooth draw, and a slight peppery bite on the palate. The flavor is just spectacular. I love this cigar!!!
I've been collecting and smoking cigars for over 10 years and have tried all the other RP blends and must say I wasn't a big fan of RP until I purchased a box of sungrown torpedos.
By far, one of the best, if not the best smoke currently in my arsonal. From first light to stub, an amazingly well rounded cigar with complex flavors. I give it a solid "A".
Purchase a single or a 5-pack and try one on for size, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Rocky Patel makes some of the best smokes you will find, and out of them the Sungrown tops my list, Period. Solid taste of pepper, earth, and a bit woody, from start to finish. Perfect draw, perfect even burn, once it is lit, you never want it to end.
As my intrest of cigars has been growning I have decided to help others pick the right cigar for them by rating every one in my collection. These are my opinions and are not meant to be taken too critically. Scale 1-5
Wrapper: (3) Good hold, adds to the taste
Taste: (3) Smooth and vibrant
Burn: (5) Perfectly perfect!
Feeling: (4) Whoah, why am I so happy?
Amazing cigar, well worth the money, but I wouldn't buy a ton
The smoke I refuse to run out of. I keep a subconscious "loose" tally of what sticks I have in my box...I keep an EXACT number when it comes to my RP Sun Growns. By far my go to cigar. It was the first RP I ever tried, and has remained my favorite RP offering. Smooth and creamy running toward a spicy ending. A must have.
As a guy who's not much for writing reviews, and frankly not much for Rocky Patel, I kid you not that within the second puff I was compelled to write this review. And all I'd like to say is, wow, a monumental cigar. Personally, from just the inch I am into it, the Ecuadorian is the star here. I think the tobacco that comes out of that country often does not get due credit. Rocky Patel Sun Grown. Buy them.
Being a big Rocky Patel fan, this is a real stand out. The shorter it get, the better it gets.
My first thought...this is a medium body version of the Ashton VSG. I picked up the same sweetness and spices but without any bite. The heavy nicotine content wasn't there. I really enjoyed this smoke very much for it being ont he medium side. Excellent burn. This cigar yielded large quantities of smoke with a perfect draw, coated the palate very nicely. The spice was perfect, it lingered but was not at all overpowering. The burn line was very clean and required no tough ups. I would definitely purchase this smoke again. It paired very well with a glass of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon.
Best cigar Ive had in a long time, got it in a sampler. I love sun grown cigars but this one is by far the best Ive had. Very complex medium to full strength more on the full strength meter. This cigar is guaranteed to wow you. Very oily wrapper very heavy in the hand. The pre light aroma lets you know just how potent this cigar is. Easy draw and very slow burning. My biggest pet peeve is having to relight and open up the draw, this is a perfectly made cigar! WOW!
The cigar was a real treat. It has pepper and cedar tones and although it is medium-full bodied, it is truly a smoke anyone would thoroughly enjoy. Don't hesitate to try this one!
I've been chewing on one of these I got in a sampler from CI for a couple of weeks now. I finally lit it up and to my surprise it is burning slow and even and tastes very smooth and rich. Definitely one to have in the humi.
Very well made and a great little smoke when you're short on time.