The Fuente Sun Grown is a fuller-bodied version of all of the most popular classic Fuente sizes. With the success of the Gran Reserve line, the Fuentes knew they needed to extend the line with a full-bodied cigar. The solution was an Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper they added to the already perfectly blended classic binder and filler. The result of adding this rich wrapper was a sharp increase in body and flavor. The response to this blend was greater than even Carlos Fuente could have anticipated, making it one of the most elusive blends made in the Dominican Republic. While this blend was created with some of the most popular Gran Reserve sizes in mind, the Sun Grown line has an exclusive shape, the Cuban Belicoso.
Just smelling this cigar before lighting gives a lot of hints as to what is to come. Its strength is all at the nose of the smoke and the finish is pleasant, smooth, and long. The Sun Grown wrapper is exposed to the elements of sun, wind, and inclement weather. These punishing conditions force the plant and leaf to grow stronger, and draw more nutrients from the soil. The result is a more robust and flavorful leaf. Earth tones dominate the palate with this cigar and the smoke is thick and chewy.