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Rocky Patel Sun Grown

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A faithful visitor to this site recently suggested that I try this cigar again. I did a crude write up of the Sun Grown in 2007, towards my earlier days of smoking cigars. It dawned on me that I’ve been doing this blogging thing for so long, that I should revisit some of those earlier reviewed cigars. Per Vulture’s suggestion, I am starting with the Rocky Patel Sun Grown. This was a go to cigar of mine years ago. As always, I paired with water. Let’s see how it went…


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Size: Tubo 6 x 50

Price: $7.35

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Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The shiny tan wrapper no real flaws, and small to medium veins. The wrapper smell was sort of barnyardish and earthy. The foot had more of a spicy smell. Overall the cigar was solidly packed, with minimal inconsistencies. The pre-light draw had some resistance, but fell within my tolerance. The pre-light flavor was mild, earthy and woody.

The burn required three minor corrections, and the ash held for about one to 1.5 inches.

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The first third was smooth and earthy. There were notes of wood and an easy spice. The spice was basically pepper, and was noticed more when passing smoke through the nose. Simple but not bad at all.

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The second third had an interesting flavor profile. It was earthy, woody, nutty, and spicy. The peppery spice calmed down quite a bit, and was most noticible in the aftertaste.

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The last third saw an increase in pepper. It regained some of it’s zing that was lost in the second third. Earthiness, nuttiness, and wood followed the spice. The aftertaste left a tingly sensation in the mouth and on the lips.

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This was a good, solid medium to full bodied cigar. It was pretty simple, yet had a fairly complex flavor profile at the same time. Yes I realize that doesn’t make much sense. It shows that my palate hasn’t developed that much over the years. I get the basic flavors and not much more. But no matter… This was a good smoke with good construction, burn, and flavor. I enjoyed revisiting it and can’t say anything bad about the Rocky Patel Sun Grown.

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