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.