Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R52

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  1. RichM (BootyRock)
    March 3, 2010

    Ahhh.. the world is back to normal…
    You love it…
    I don’t

    Peace at last….

    For the price, there are more cigars that fit my palate better than this one.

    and how the hell did you get Frosting? out of that cigar lol

    • Brian Hewitt
      March 3, 2010

      It’s not the over-the-top sweetness you get on most cakes these days, but it was a certain quality to the sweetness, especially when combined with the cedar. Anyway, it was most obvious in the initial third.

  2. schedel
    March 3, 2010

    As always, great review.

    I actually was able to grab a number of these before the new year came, and I was just as happy and surprised with it all as you were. I thought it was one of the better Fuente sticks I’d had in a long while. I definitely think they set it apart from all of their other lines and blends. The only thing I didn’t like about these are the large ring gauges, but that’s just a personal preference. The best part; a fantastic smoke at a great price.

    Way to go Killa B!

  3. Edward Fernandez
    March 3, 2010

    Great review! This cigar is a very very enjoyable smoke.

  4. beaverc32
    March 3, 2010

    Great review Brian. My experience with Fuente is the Opus X and the Shark…but I might have to give these a try if I can find them locally.

  5. Mike – KnightRid
    March 3, 2010

    Sounds like a nice smoke for the late afternoon or evening for me. I will have to snag some to try! At this price point, I think it is a great find if it is as good as you say :)


  6. Matthew
    March 3, 2010

    Great job Brian; I picked one of these up in a recent cigar pass and can’t wait to fire it!

  7. Regis
    March 3, 2010

    Brian, great review. I am not an ordained Fuente disciple like some on the Forum, but I will give these a try. Thanks.

  8. Lee
    March 3, 2010

    I like the Magnum R’s but the 858 Sungrown that they released around the same time in limited quantities is a much better smoke to me.

    • Brian Hewitt
      March 3, 2010

      Unfortunately, I haven’t had that stick yet. But of the Fuente cigars I have had, the Magnum R is easily one of the best.

  9. empeg9000
    March 3, 2010

    Nice. I am going to try and pick up some of these tonight at the B&M. Of course in NYS they will cost $9.

  10. D Jones
    March 3, 2010

    I have to say my experience was far different and I would hesitate before buying these again. I picked up an R52 and an R56 to sample when they first arrived in my neck of the woods. They both had problems with cracked wrappers, smeared glue and overglued bands that tore the wrappers. The flavor of the R52 was pretty good and I would be encouraged to try that one again, but the R56 was kind of bland and one-dimensional. The shop owner where I bought them suggested that I may have had the bad luck to buy them on the day they arrived in his shop so they may have been a bit dry, but Fuentes usually ship with humi-packs so it shouldn’t have mattered.

    I may buy some more, but I think I’ll wait a while and see if Fuente gets their QC act together.

  11. DavefromPhilly
    March 3, 2010

    i haven’t tried these yet just because a couple of the guys at holts said its no different than the regular sun-grown, and that a dollar or 2 cheaper, i might have to give this a shot now

  12. Luke – AspiringGent
    March 3, 2010

    What great cigars these are. Probably my favorite Fuente, especially for the price.

  13. cj
    March 3, 2010

    The only one I have smoke had three small holes in the wrapper. A little too much glue as well. Good flavor, however I really had two good experiences with the Queen B lately. Not sure if I would buy rosado over the other if both were available!

  14. stogielover
    March 3, 2010

    cant find these yet. i may have to buy them online. sounds good though

  15. Sticks
    March 4, 2010

    As it warms up in my neck of the woods, I am looking some something different or special and I think I will have to add this stick to my list.

  16. Derek
    March 6, 2010

    I picked up 3 of these at my local as well – decent cigar, especially being a big fat Fuente at this price point, but I also thought the quality control was lacking. Lots of glue spatter all over the cigars that I picked up. I’m letting the last one of the three rest a little longer and I’m going to revisit it on a warmer day a few months down the road and then decide if I’m going to buy more.

  17. Marc E
    March 15, 2010

    Hi Brian,

    Great review. I had one of these on Friday and could not have enjoyed it more. The construction and appearance on mine was outstanding. The flavor was intriguing for the first inch and then past that point I arrived in flavor country. The rest of the cigar was quite frankly exceptional. Paired with Glenmorangie Single Malt I could not have asked fo a better hour of cigar smoking. Box-worthy all the way.

    Marc E.

  18. Stephen Flores
    March 29, 2010

    Wow I smoked this yesterday and it was a well balanced smoke. I smoke alot of full-bodied cigars but this was a wonderful departure from the peppery world of LFD or Opus whom i love so much. Some people have to get that a great cigar is supposed to be balance and not just sweet/flavorful or just a peppery/powerhouse. Thats my rant and I’m done. A truley phenomenal smoke and one that will soon be in my humidor.

  19. Brad
    March 30, 2010

    I had to move my wife from Buffalo to Sarasota. On my way back up I went in Thompson and they had a Fuente thing going on and I got a Box of the 52’s for $137.00. I shared one with a friend and ours were both well constructed and were a pleasure to smoke. I think some time in the humidor will make them better. I also got a few opus x lost city and prefexion A cigars. Have not tried either of them yet. Might save them for when I retire from the Navy this November. The lady from Fuente was super nice and signed my box and free hat. She even gave me a free stick for the drive back and it was good also. It saved me in a traffic jam on 75.

  20. Jared U.
    April 7, 2010

    Wow, just had my 1st Magnum R52 tonight. Quite refreshing to have a mild-medium (closer to med.) smoke that keeps your attention. Your flavor notes are spot on. Cedar/Light leather base flavor, and the nuts, pepper, and sungrown wrapper “tang” really bob and weave in and out. The balance of this stick was superb, and construction on mine was top notch. I rarely nub a cigar, and nubbed this one.

    Easily one of the 5 best sticks I’ve had in the past year.

  21. rami
    October 22, 2010

    I agree with you Brian i do like this cigar and also so many of my customer

  22. Mark
    November 22, 2010

    FanBoi’s – Anyone whom chats and goes on about GOF, Anejo’s, and those freaking trendy over priced turds called Opus, The Magnum is a good depart to reality for Feunte, There coming to market to compete with the Nic’s, I honestly never thought they’d ever come to their knees and start producing cigars that look like Don Pepin rolled them himself, Its About TIME. But for all you Fanboi’s stick to wasting your green on those custom .45 cent turds you all love so much. This cigar is made for your real 3-5 everyday smokers, Not the fanboi’s……………….

  23. isomherfer
    January 17, 2011

    These are outstanding with a decent single malt. It’s almost like they were blended specifically to accompany an interesting scotch. I like them with Macallan 12.

  24. bigsalboorse
    June 11, 2011

    Just had my first…dead on review to my first experience…Great smoke…I will buy a box now!!!

  25. Schmidty
    September 15, 2011


    I love the sun grown line of AF and this one just adds to the field of great AF cigars, loved the review.


  26. Zachary
    July 26, 2012

    So I’m a bit behind on commenting but since the Fuente Rosado is my favorite cigar, at least for the time being, I felt it was alright. Brian, thank you for the review. It was spot on, the only point of contention I have would be comparing the Rosado’s sweetness to frosting. Frosting is a bit to strong a descriptive word for the Rosado’s sweetness. However, I’m not going to supply a replacement. In addition, for the sake of review I think multiple sizes need to new examined for this blend. The 52 spiciness is much more provailant than the 54 and the sweetness in the 56 is much more frosting-esque. The difference between the gauges is so different that most would need to see the band to know they were from the same blend.

    For anyone who enjoys sun grown tobacco, this cigar is a must. I enjoy it much more than the OpusX and a bit more than the God of Fire Series B. If anyone bothers reading this perhaps you’d be kind enough to suggest some spicy/sweet sun grown cigars to try.

  27. AJ
    December 12, 2014

    Excellent review and comments on this beauty of s stick!

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