Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 55

Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 55
Arturo Fuente
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 152 x 22 mm
Ring : 55
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$10 each

You couldn’t ask for a better looking smoke. I suspected that this one might be an exceptional one, so I saved it for a special moment. I smoked it late in the afternoon as I set out on the shore of the Rhine River of Basel Switzerland. The Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 55 really helped to make that evening memorable.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
A beautiful dark cigar, long and thick. The appearance is flawless.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
Pretty decent construction on this one, though it looked just a very little bit lumpy. Had a good even burn though, all the way down.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
It was love at first light. The initial third was all molasses, sweet as honey. The second third seemed to be sort of a transition phase, as I began to taste a woody, earthy flavor mixed with the molasses. It wasn’t bad, just a bit of a strange mix. The final third leveled out at a nice slightly spicy wood taste.

Value : Rating: ★★★★½
The price is pretty good, particularly for the first and last third of the smoke.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★½
The Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 55 is good for a late afternoon/evening smoke. I have to say that it is one of the better torpedos that I have had the honor of experiencing. Definitely a cigar for the experienced smoker.

8 Comments on “Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva No. 55”

  1. Cubana Jack says:

    simply adored the color of this baby. What an exciting smoke stick. Spent the better part of an hour smoking this. I gotta disagree on the late evening smoke though. I’d place this in the midday smoke.

  2. Very good smoke for $9-$12. Anything over 12 bucks forget it. It ain’t that good.

  3. Saint Jimbob says:

    I saw this in the B&M humi before the Holidays, and had to buy a pair. By the time I got them out the door, they ran me $28 (with all taxes you can think of)for the pair. I’m saving them for special occasions, but the maduro fiend in me is screaming to bust them out.

    I hear that they do age well.

  4. Another good smoke but still a little pricey–but very good

  5. itsme_timd says:

    This is one of my favorite cigars. Let this baby rest some before sparking it up and you’re guaranteed to be in for a fantastic experience.

  6. got a few of these resting in the humi now, waiting for the tight time…

  7. Very tasty medium strength cigar. Should not be compared to the stronger Opus or VSG or Padron 26. A very enjoyable change of pace for those that enjoy a stronger smoke.

  8. My Review of the Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 46

    Ah, the Anejo. Long sought after for it’s… long sought after-ness. The Arturo Fuente Anejos are limited releases, usually made available around Father’s Day and Christmas and are always a tough thing to find. The Fuente Whores love them. I had a pretty large collection of these for a while and I put them away to be smoked at a later date. Guess that time is now.

    Okay, the big deal with the Anejo, or part of the mystique, is that supposedly it is an oppose cigar with a Maduro wrapper. OK…

    This cigar is firm to the touch, but takes a light easy and the draw is relatively easy with a punch cut.

    The first thing I taste id the filler. It’s spicy and leathery with a hint of wood. The spiciness is a weird type of spiciness, as it coats the tongue for quite a while. To me these cigars have zero complexity. Taste the same throughout the whole smoke.

    After a while I still taste the filler, even though, double-checking, that my mouth is in fact on the wrapper.

    Halfway through the cigar there is still the taste of the filler and now the taste of tar as it has accumulated at the head. Yummy (sarcasm).

    So with a third left I’m tossing this puppy as I don’t particularly like the taste of tar and I have yet to taste anything resembling Maduro flavors.

    Not sure what gets the Fuente Whores all excited about these cigars. Oh well, at least they have one less person to compete against.

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