Cigar Aficionado said, "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."
It also received an outstanding 92-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine in their February 2015 issue!
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro defiantly another hit by the brand is crafted and hand made in the boutique factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, finished off with a triple cap and then finished off with a gorgeous broadleaf. Sun Grown tobacco used in the blend has created a full flavor and strength profile in the cigar and with exceptional complexity as well. Using a maduro broadleaf to finish off the cigar ensures that you are getting something with great strength and complex flavor also with bit of sweetness as well.