Robusto

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Robusto

SCORE
95
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
GAUGE
50 50
STRENGH
Full
Full

Tasting Note

More than 10 years ago Rocky Patel put out a line called the Rocky Patel Sun Grown. Since then, it's become one of his staple brands, but it wasn't until last year that he decided to create a maduro version. Unlike the original line, which is still made in Honduras, the new version is made in Nicaragua at Patel's TaviCusa factory. It's also rolled in a dark, Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. This new interpretation was dubbed the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro, and the Robusto is a great representation of the full-bodied blends coming out of Nicaragua today. The first Sun Grown was a dark cigar to begin with, but this more modern version has surpassed the original in every respect—it's darker, it's stronger and it's more complex. The cigars are also trunk-pressed, giving them an attractive appearance that hints at the bold blend of Nicaraguan tobacco under the broadleaf wrapper—and they harmonize beautifully, imparting earthy, nutty notes and bittersweet chocolate with the sweeter properties of the wrapper. Astute observers will notice the new packaging as well. Both band and box have their own unique design to adequately give these cigars their own identity.

Details

Body: Full


Size: Robusto


Ring Gauge: 50


Length: 5"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2017


Price: $8.60


Designation: Top 25 of 2016 | Rank: 2


More Reviews of this Cigar

92
points
Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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