Fuente Fuente Opus X Magnum O

Fuente Fuente Opus X Magnum O

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 4 3/4 x 56
Wrapper : Vintage Dominican Republic from 100% Cuban Seed
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$18
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Sometimes it is easy or perhaps lazy for people to draw their own conclusions about a cigar having been lured by the sexy marketing and buzz created when a company releases very limited cigars. Sometimes people make a false assumption that a cigar is good simply because of its price tag. For instance, there are many novice smokers that accept as a fact that because a cigar is tough to get and costs a lot of money it means that there is some prejudice to the cigar, with a skewed opinion on it before one even touches flame to foot. There is an adage among novice smokers, and I’ve even seen it with more experienced smokers that a cheap cigar must taste bad and an expensive one must be pure heaven.

If you’ve been smoking cigars long enough you know that you have to get past the marketing hype, presentation, fancy bands and “buzz” to actually get around to tasting the cigar to formulate your own opinion. Taste is subjective. What may be good for one might taste awful to others. Some prefer sweeter cigars while some prefer more grassy/woodsy cigars. Everyone’s palate is different but you’ll know a bad cigar when you taste it and usually, you can taste a gem within the first few puffs.

With that said, I recently took shipment of some Opus X cigars. In my humidor I now have the Belicoso XXX and the one being reviewed here, the Magnum O. These cigars are extremely hard to get. You usually have to be at the cigar shop when they are released and hope that the regular clientele did not pre-order them. Luckily I have a good friend in the Tampa Bay area who was able to obtain these stogies for me. They weren’t cheap, with the Magnum O’s costing $18.00 each. However, I have seen them at some online retailers for as low as 12.75 which is more probably never going to happen because they are never in stock, and as high as $25.00. I have also seen them listed for $40.00 or more at some Canadian retailers.

I generally have a love/hate relationship with Fuente cigars. I feel they simply offer too much product in their catalogue... for example just look at the sheer number of Opus X's. I wish many non-Cuban cigar companies would follow the Cuban lead and limit the size selections and make fewer, better smokes than experimenting with another ¼ inch here or 1/8th inch there. This is my personal opinion but I find that this often leads to consumer confusion. Fuente’s along with Padrons are akin to the Cohiba of non-Cuban cigars. As such, you will pay a premium for them.

For the purpose of this review I smoked two of them in the span of 4 days to ensure that I was getting a proper understanding of the cigar. A word of caution from the outset; this smoke is powerful. I recommend less seasoned smokers have this one late in the day after a big meal. More advanced smokers know what they can tolerate but I still suggest having a little something in your stomach before embarking on one of these. Also, have your drink of choice handy. I happened to pair my second smoke with some Port and really found that irrespective of my review, the pairing worked. So, without further ado, how did the Fuente Fuente Opus X Magnum O fare?

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Arturo Fuente Opus X Fuente Fuente 2001

Arturo Fuente Opus X Fuente Fuente 2001

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8 x 46
Year : 2001
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $11-$12
More info about purchasing Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars...

Thanks to some good friends over the years I have had the opportunity to wheel and deal my way to a slew of Fuente Opus X's from different vintages. Early in my smoking stage, I was curious to see the development of Dominican tobacco over several years of aging. What better stick to test the aging ability of Dominican tobacco than the brand most people consider the best Dominican out there?,... the Opus X brand. So I dipped into my humidor and pulled out the oldest Opus I could find. Now most seasoned cigar smokers know the great aging potential of Cuban cigars and Nicaraguans, but can the Dominicans hold their own too? We'll see,...

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Arturo Fuente Rothschild

Arturo Fuente Rothschild

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Rothschild
Size : 115 x 20 mm (4 1/2 x 50)
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Cameroon
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15 each in Canada, ~$4 each in the US
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I was sitting at my computer when I realized that the date was February 29th, Leap Day, and I thought that I should have a cigar since my next chance to have one on a leap day would not be for another four years. I looked in my humidor and realized that I wasn’t in the mood for anything I currently have so I quickly ran down to my local tobacconist before closing time to choose out a leap day cigar. The cigar I chose was the Arturo Fuente Rothschild.

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Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro

Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Figurado
Size : 4 x 46/49
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $6.50
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The Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro is not your typical cigar. Originally, only 200 cigars were given out at the 1999 and 2002 Cigar Family Celebrations combined. Surprisingly, the Short Story Maduro was shown at the 2011 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Convention (IPCPR) earlier this month. Keeping with tradition, Arturo Fuente is only releasing 1,000 boxes of the cigar to select retailers that purchased twenty or more boxes of Arturo Fuente cigars at the trade show.

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Cheap Smoke: Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro Rothschild

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Price : ~$3.50
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This review is submitted by Lloyd L and is participating in our "Share your cheap smoke!" contest. To get a chance to win a box of cigars, you can submit yours here.

My favorite 'cheap smoke' comes from one of the biggest names in the business, Arturo Fuente. Known for their uber-premium Opus X and Hemingway lines, it's nice to know that Arturo Fuente also makes quality cigars with a budget-friendly pricetag.

The cheap smoke that I really like is the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro Rothschild. It's a mild to medium blend which has a nice cocoa flavor. At just under $4 a stick (when you buy a box), its a price that you just can't beat and a cigar you can afford to light up daily.

Thumbs Up!

Cheap Smoke: Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Double Robusto
Size : 6.25 x 47
Wrapper : African Cameroon
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $3.80 each
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This review is submitted by jesseboston81 and is participating in our "Share your cheap smoke!" contest. To get a chance to win a box of cigars, you can submit yours here.

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8

The Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 has always been one of my favorite go-to cheap smokes, primarily because it tastes like a cigar at least twice its price! The cigar I smoked for this review was no exception, and hopefully this review communicates everything I love about this smoke.

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A.Fuente Hemingway Signature Rosado

A.Fuente Hemingway Signature Rosado

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 6.0″ x 47
Wrapper : Sun Grown Rosado
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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Lately I haven’t been able to hangout at my local cigar shop or on the online cigar forums as much as I once was. Life happens and with a wife, a dog, and two small kids my free time is nearly non-existent. So I was very surprised when I walked into my local shop after being gone for a while to find these new Hemingways sitting in the humidor. I guess I have fallen a little out of touch. After letting them sit in my humidor for the past month I am ready to spark this thing up and see what we have here.

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Casa Fuente House Cigar

Casa Fuente House Cigar

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5.25 x 45
Wrapper : Cameroon
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $18.00 per stick at the Casa Fuente Club in Las Vegas

Background Info

Originally made for the Opus X line, these cigars from Arturo Fuente are made solely for the Casa Fuente Club in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Mission Debrief

My sister-in-law came up to me a couple of weeks ago and told me her and her Mom were going to Las Vegas together. Being that my wife and I had spent our honeymoon there and I’ve been there on business a few times, she wanted to know where to go. Even though I knew she wasn’t a cigar smoker, I told her to visit the Casa Fuente club, located in the Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace. “Have a mojito and enjoy yourself,” I said to her. While she was there, she called up and said that she was getting me a cigar from the club. And sure enough, when she returned home, I found a Casa Fuente bag waiting for me with a Casa Fuente House Cigar inside.

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