Fuente Fuente – Opus X

Size Name: Perfecxion #4
Length: 5.185
Ring Gauge: 43
Strength: Medium

Thursday was my birthday, but due to being very busy with both work and night classes I couldn’t find the time to enjoy a cigar. On Friday I decided to smoke one of the very few Fuente Fuente Opus X cigars I had in the humidor.

My first impression of this cigar was that it may not live up to all the hype that it’s gotten so far. Being a special day, I decided to ignore the reviews I’ve read and smoke one for myself.

The first thing that jumps out at you is the appearance of this stick. It is a medium brown color that is hidden away by a very attractive band. In addition to the band the cigar comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve capped off by a bright red piece of cloth.

I pulled the cedar sleeve off to inspect the cigar. I found it to be constructed very well. It was firm with a slight oily sheen. The aroma of the cigar was light and pleasant. I used my plug cutter on the end and the result was a clean easy cut.

The pre-light draw was excellent, so I began to light the cigar. I had the foot of the cigar lit very quickly and began the smoking experience. The smoke that was produced was thick and plentiful. The initial flavor was floral with a medium body and soft finish.

As I smoked into this cigar the burn was nice and slow as well as even, producing a firm light colored ash. The resting smoke was light and produced a light attractive scent that filled the room.

As I approached the half way point of this cigar I was having some burn issues. I had a very hard time keeping the cigar lit. This required several touch ups that didn’t seem to hurt the flavor, just cause an annoyance that I would have rather avoided.

The flavor base was consistent all the way to the nub. There were a few times when the subtle flavors took a slight turn and tickled the pallet with a little spice and pepper. The finish was soft on the pallet and creamy.

All in all I really enjoyed this cigar. I was getting a little annoyed by the relights but aside from that the cigar performed excellently. This isn’t a cigar that I would consider smoking semi regularly, but it was an excellent choice to celebrate my birthday.

My rating sheet can be found below.

Stogie Review Rating: 94/100