Cigar Review: Fuente Fuente OpusX

Basic Information:

Name – Fuente Fuente OpusX

Manufacturer – Arturo Fuente

Size – Perfecxion No. 2

Wrapper – Dominican

Tobacco Blend – Dominican

Pricing – $15

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

​The band is gold, red, yellow and orange. Metallic highlights the X. The cigar itself is draped in cedar with a red ribbon.

The cigar is beautiful milk chocolate in color with some plume (I have been aging this for 5 years in my humidor). No veins visible or seams. This cigar is triple capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar, Raisin and Spice

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar, Raisin and Spice

After Toast:

First third – ​Rich natural tobacco and wood flavors begin this smoke. Nice rich chocolate comes in shortly after the initial light flavors. A subtle pepper adds to the flavor profile. There is also an acidity on the lips which is nice. Reminds me of a fine wine. Burn is wavy. Ash medium gray and flaky and fell off around the 2-inch mark.

Second Third – ​​Real rich cocoa, wood, spice and acidity take the stage here. Some herbaceous notes also come out such as clove. Burn remained wavy.

Final Third – ​Cocoa remains the predominant flavor but spice and pepper kick back up to end this smoke. Still a slight acidity with nuts on the finish. Burn finished pristine.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Duckhorn The Discussion

Irish Whiskey – Middleton Rare

Overall Experience:

There is a reason why the Fuente Fuente OpusX is one of the best in the world. The cigar is pretty complex and rich in flavors. A total full-bodied experience. If you can stomach the price of the cigar, this is a perfect one for a special occasion. I had this cigar the night of my wedding to Stephanie and this review was done as I smoked another one on our 1-year anniversary at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. 

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 92pts – 94pts.

About Arturo Fuente –  http://www.arturofuente.com/

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