Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva – Cigar Review

Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva

This is a cigar review of an Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva by Arturo Fuente Cigars.  It is also known as the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun Grown Magnum Gran Reserva and debuted in 2009 . The size chosen for this review is the toro. This is composed of a nice Ecuadorian Sun Grown Habano wrapper leaf that has been aged for 8 to 10 years, followed by an all Dominican interior. This is a mild to medium bodied smoke that retails around $7.00 per stick.

Construction/Appearance:

​The band is black, red, gold, white with metallic. The cigar is a nice dark tan with reddish hues. There are no visible seams and minimal if any veins showing. The cigar is finished with a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aromas of sweet natural tobacco and cedar really infuse the nasal passage. We used the straight cut for this review. The cold draw produces mild cedar followed by brown sugar and molasses notes setting up high expectations.

After Toast:

First third – ​This starts off medium bodied with a rich nuttiness mixed with vanilla spice and pepper. Once the pepper fades a nice caramel note takes the stage. Burn is pristine Ash is white and holding strong

Second Third – ​ Cedar wood notes begin this third as dominant notes. Slight citrus present on the finish. Nice vanilla comes back a few minutes into the third. The cigar gets real mild at the half way point. Real smooth cigar so far. Burn remained pristine. Ash came off at the 2.5-inch mark.

Final Third – ​​The same flavors carry over into the last third. Cedar, vanilla and citrus to complete the experience. Burn remained pristine.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Stag Leap SLV or Conundrum Rosé

Scotch – Johnny Walker Platinum

Overall Experience:

Overall this Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva was a real mild to medium experience with just the right flavor profile to please the palate. A great cigar for everyone but if you’re looking for a fuller bodied, bold experience this cigar would not be it. I think this would make a great morning cigar with an espresso or american coffee.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 89-94pts.

Other Arturo Fuente Cigars:

Other Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva Facts:

  • These cigars come in 6 different sizes with ring gauges ranging from 44 – 60.
  • This cigar was designed at a time that most cigar companies were shooting for that smoke with the strength and nicotine blast. Well not the Fuente family they decided to go against the grain and create something with a load of flavor, but saving the strength for another day to create an anytime of day smoke experience.

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