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    August 24, 2010

    I’ve not had the Lost City blend, but have had several other Opus Xs, including a lancero and all have been uniformly great…but really don’t stand up to the hype made about them. I think the problem is that they have been built up so high for the last 10 years or so, that they just can’t live up to expectations anymore. Now people say “Well, you should have had 1998 Opus Xs…those were even better!” So they justify the hype with the unobtainable. Makes it difficult to enjoy them for what they are…really great Dominican puros (and it also drives the prices up to unreasonable levels).

    You didn’t mention the movie and how you felt about it (assuming you did watch it). I think “The Lost City” is an important film for cigar smokers to watch and try to understand what Castro and Guevara did to Cuba and its people. On the other hand, I feel it wasn’t as strong as it could have been and wish someone besides Andy Garcia had been in the director’s chair. He’s a fine actor, but I think this movie was too big for him as a first time directing project.

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    Joe K
    September 4, 2010

    Dmjones that is a very good point about the hype and forever elusive experience. More than once I have heard people utter that exact phrase and thought to myself, “so they used to be a great cigar but now are good cigars? So why have the prices gone up?”

    As far as the movie goes, it was interesting and had a solid base but just moved far too slowly. The cinematography was very well done and there were some characters that you could care about but so many of them were just flat that if something bad happened it was not as impacting as is should have been.

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    December 13, 2010

    Just finished the Lost City Double Robusto. Big dissapointment compared to last years Lost City.
    This cigar is WAY too strong on nictoine. While I caught some of the tastes, its too dry of a smoke.

    $30 wasted. Big thumbs down.

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    Cynical Genius
    January 15, 2011

    Perhaps this is just a personal pet peeve, but I find Fuente cigars a bit over zealous with glue on their bands. The ones I have removed have damaged the wrapper to some extent.

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    September 2, 2011

    Maybe it was a fluke, but the one Lost City I tried was incredible. It had slightly yellowed the wrapper from aging. I’ve never had so much and such varied flavor before or since that stick. I distinctly remember a few puffs where I could pick out green apple of all things. I have another stick but haven’t lit it yet.

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