Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro OroAs the minutes ticked by I found myself stuck. My notes weren’t ready for a Week In Smoke, and I didn’t feel motivated enough to do one of the reviews I planned for this week. But I really wanted to try one of my Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oros, a late Christmas present to myself. Ordinarily I’d let these cigars sit for a while, but recent experience has indicated that the OpusX is often ready to go, right off the truck. And as long as I’m lighting up something as interesting as a limited edition OpusX, I might as well flip the switch on the camera.

The OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro comes in a big, bright yellow box that contains fifteen cigars with yellow (well, gold, perhaps) footbands. There are five different vitolas in each box, and since you’re clever, you anticipated that I’m about to say there are three of each vitola. The list: Perfecxion #4 (5 1/8 x 43), Robusto (5 ¼ x 50), Fuente Fuente (5 5/8 x 46), Perfecxion X (6 ¼ x 48), Reserve D’Chateau (7 x 48).

As I looked around the internet to double check my information for accuracy, I noticed most of the reviews I saw were for the smallest size, the Perfecxion #4. I can see why, it’s a great size and it’s also the least expensive, if you were to buy them a stick at a time. But I found the Fuente Fuente more appealing as the looked through the assortment. I love a shorter smoke, but for once, I have a little time to burn. Click play on the video below to see if I chose wisely.

Cigar Stats:
Size: 5 5/8 x 46
Wrapper: Dominican Rosado Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Beverage: Water
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Price: $240 to $305/box of 15