H. Upmann Sun Grown

I have no idea how or where I came across the cigar up for review today. There were some in my humidor, and I smoked them. That’s all I know. The H. Upmann Sun Grown is another offering from Altadis. There is no big story behind this smoke, so let’s get to it…


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan

Size: No. 2 – 6 1/8 x 52

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked nice, and had a couple good sized veins running throughout. It had a rugged look to it, but it didn’t look bad at all. The cigar was evenly and solidly packed. Towards the torpedo head, it was very firm. Despite this, the draw was good, offering slight resistance. The pre-light draw had a cedary taste. The wrapper pretty much smelled like my humidor – cedar. The foot had almost no odor at all, just a mild natural tobacco with a tinge of spice.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for around an inch.

1_H Upmann Sun Grown


The first third kicked things off with a nice pepper when exhaling through the nose. Wood was a dominant flavor and earthy notes were way behind it. Other then the nice little peppery punch, it was an easy smoke. As this third came to a close, things started to mellow a little, and I swore I detected some sweet notes.

2_H Upmann Sun Grown

The pepper dropped in strength in the second third, but it certainly didn’t go anywhere. The smoke became thicker and almost creamy. The woody flavors still dominated. That sweetness I spoke of before became a little stronger. There was another flavor in there that I couldn’t put my finger on. Whatever it was, it was faint.

3_H Upmann Sun Grown

The last third kept the same dominant woody flavor. The smoke did eventually become creamy. A sweet aftertaste coated the mouth and lips. That illusive flavor I spoke of… I determined it was leathery and earthy. The pepper kicked down another notch, but it still kept some of it’s zing.

4_H Upmann Sun Grown


This was a good medium bodied cigar. It didn’t bring a lot of different flavors to the table. But what it did have was good. There was definitely no WOW factor, it was just a well rounded flavor profile. I think it met it’s price point. If you are a medium bodied smoker, this is worth checking out.

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