Rocky Patel Sun Grown Robusto 5.5×50
Just finished a new brand. This Rocky Patel Sun Grown Robusto 5.5×50 smoked very well and satisfying to the finish, nub, stub, OUT!
The chocolate-reddish wrapper, medium smoke (rated as a “full” in ratings that I have seen) burned a little split at the start. Perhaps the fillers weren’t rolled tight enough or completely at the end, but the cigar burned slowly and evenly from then on. I thought the draw was a little tight to start, but slightly so and the draw was fairly easy as it went on.
The cigar boasts a five-year-old Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper and fillers of Nicaraguan & Dominican tobaccos aged a full seven years.
This is a well made stick and I appreciate the feel and the size of this one, falling into my ideal for girth category of a smoke. There didn’t seem to be a very complex nature to the Sun Grown Robusto, but it tasted very good and earthy throughout. The burn was never hot and the cap stayed put the more I gummed it. It gained a little pepper flavor toward the end. The smoothness of this gem was a delight.
There were no complaints for the duration, and the 5.5″ length and the slowness of the burn made it a longer experience – maybe 40-45 minutes.
I would gladly accept the gift of another of these and would buy one given a choice. It also made me curious to try another Rocky Patel cigar. When I bought this one, I also snagged a Rocky Patel Decade Anniversay which I will try on another occassion. I’ll let you know then what I think.
I enjoyed this Rocky Patel Sun Grown Robusto 5.5×50 outside under our mesquite tree and with the birdsong and the gentle breeze, it felt very cinematic. Highly recommended, try one and let me know what y’all think.
Given the price (I got this cheaper at my local supplier than it’s priced online) and the fact that I found it milder than the general ratings I have seen elsewhere, this was something that I would gladly smoke more often than less.