Arturo Fuente

Arturo Fuente sun grown rosado magnum R58

As you may know, or not as I don’t have any idea how many people read my reviews and pay attention to them and my likings, I love rosado wrappers. I was thrilled when Arturo Fuente decided to release a new line of sun grown rosado wrapped cigars en even more excited when I learned that they came to the Netherlands. I smoked the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r52 and the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r54 before and now it was time to smoke and review the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r58, the latest addition to the line up here in The Netherlands. The cigar has a price tag of €9.50
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The Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r58 is a belicoso with a blunt top, 5¼ inch long with a ring of 58. The wrapper is lovely, has a reddish shine to it and contains lots of small veins. The cigar has a distinctive chocolate smell. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. The predraw leaves a raisin flavor in my mouth.
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I taste a mild sour earthy flavor with some pepper, the flavors are more spicy than I expected, but the spiciness fades away quickly, what remains is some herbs. After half an inch I taste wood and herbs, with a sweetness and the sour flavor I tasted before.
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After two inch I taste some coffee with the flavors I mentioned before and after a third I also get some chocolate. After two thirds I taste a little more sweet and sour, with some wood and herbs. All the other flavors are gone.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and a half. I got a decent amount of thick smoke. The draw is great. The silvergray ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied. I had to correct the burn a few times
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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God of Fire 2006 Don Carlos robusto

These God of Fire cigars are made by Fuente for Prometheus and are supposed to be top shelve cigars with a price that supports that idea. The MRSP for this 2006 robusto by Don Carlos in a stunningly beautiful tube is $22. On the inner tube there is a text explaining the name “Prometheus stole fire from Zeus, the king of the Olympic gods, to bring it to mankind. Enraged Zeus ordered Prometheus to be bound to a desolate rock and attacked by an eagle. Prometheus was punished for his love of mortals. Prometheus is a courageous hero for mankind and is known as God of Fire” and it continues with “very special and rare vintage cigars blended by the two living legends of cigars, Carlos Fuente sr and Carlito Fuente”. I got this cigar in a ‘make a wish’ on Cigar Asylum.
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The looks of this cigar are off the board. The tube is beautiful and different from any other tube I have seen. There is no cap at the bottom of the tube, but they are actually two tubes, a smaller inner tube with an opening at the top, and an outer tube with an opening at the bottom, so you slide them together to make the tube and protect the 5¼x50 double banded robusto. The wrapper is dark, oily and shiny and has lots of small veins. The cigar has a mild smell of herbs and straw. The construction feels good although the predraw is a bit loose.
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I taste a pleasant coffee flavor, quite spicy, with some wood. The flavors are complex and balanced. After half an inch I taste herbs instead of coffee. There isn’t much development in flavors for a while, but what I taste is very good, balanced and complex. I don’t mind the lack of development because I like what I taste.
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Halfway the cigar gets even more flavorful, still a complex and well balanced herbal flavor with wood. After two thirds I get a bit more wood with the herbs and some pepper. The pepper is getting stronger until it is time to say goodbye to this wonderful cigar.
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This robusto had a smoke time of an hour and twenty minutes. The draw was good and so was the burn. I got a decent amount of thick smoke in the beginning and it got more and more, how longer I smoked. The ash is light colored and firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? If I can find them for a reasonable price, yes I will.

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King T

You have to hand it to Arturo Fuente, they don’t make much tubos but when they do, it is something spectacular, like this Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King T, a 7×49 churchill with a Dominican filler and binder with a Connecticut shade wrapper.
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The wrapper is light brown and oily with a few veins. The cigar has a piece of red band on the foot to protect it. The construction feels good and the cigar has a mild wood smell. The predraw is good.
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I taste dry wood, mild spicy and after a quarter of an inch I taste a little bit of chocolate on the background. After two inch I get a little more chocolate with some herbs. The flavors are dry and a bit musty, which I get a lot from Connecticut wrappers.
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Halfway I still taste wood with herbs. The chocolate is hardly recognizable and the musty taste has gone. The flavors no longer change until I reach the end, only the wood gets a bit stronger.
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This cigar has a smoke time of an hour and fortyfive minutes. The draw was good. The light colored ash is reasonable firm. I had to correct the burn a few times. The smoke is thin. This cigar is medium bodied and medium flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Meh, Connecticut wrappers don’t do it for me.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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Arturo Fuente Sun Grown rosado magnum R54

Recently I smoked and reviewed a cigar that I loved immediately, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado magnum R52 and now I have the opportunity to review it’s bigger brother, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado magnum R54. The cigar is not just a tad thicker (ring 54 instead of a 52) but also a tad longer, 6¼ inch versus 5 inch.
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The wrapper is nice and brown with a red glow, oily and smooth with a few veins. The cigar has a mild sweet wood smell. The construction is great. The predraw feels good and I taste tobacco.
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I taste a spicy earthy flavor soon to be followed by some wood. The flavors are well balanced. After half an inch the wood gets a bit stronger and some puffs later I also taste herbs. After an inch I also get a mild chocolate flavor. The structure is dry.
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Halfway the cigar gets a little spicy but it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. The spiciness disappears an inch later and all I taste is wood and herbs. The cigar gets a little flat, flat but nice and smooth. After two thirds I taste a mild sweet wood flavor with an herbal aftertaste and just a little splash of pepper.
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This cigar lasted me for two hours. I got a lot of thick smoke, just how I like it. The ash is light colored and quite firm. The burn and draw are good. This cigar is medium to full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I liked the magnum R52 better

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Casa Fuente churchill

Somewhere back in 2008, a friend send me this much talked about and hard to get Casa Fuente Churchill, which you can only get at Casa Fuente, a cigar shop in the Colloseum mall in Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas. I loved it and when I finally got to Las Vegas in june 2009 I smoked at least one a day and brought a sampler with all seven vitolas home. I smoked thedouble robusto from the sampler and decided to revisit the 7×48 Churchill today.
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The packaging is top notch, the sampler box looks great but the way the individual cigars are packed it great too. The cigars have a protective cloth band around the foot, for the Casa Fuente cigars the cloth is orange of color and there is a golden print ‘Casa Fuente’ on the cellophane. The cigar has a nice color, a bit mocha and the wrapper is silky too, but with lots of veins, water spots and the surface is bumpy. I expect more from Fuente and especially from an expensive, high end cigar. The smell is unique, I smell an aroma of sweet and dry autumn leaves. The construction is good, just like the predraw. I taste dry tobacco.
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First thing I taste is a full but dry wood flavor and after half an inch I also taste some herbs and nuts. After an inch the structure of the flavors is a bit creamy, maybe even buttery. The flavors are mainly cedar wood with some walnut. The creaminess and the herbs fade away. After that there isn’t much going on until I hit the two thirds mark.
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After two thirds I taste some herbs again, but the cedar continues to be the main flavor. There is also a little sweetness in the flavors. But then the nut flavor becomes the dominant flavor with a hint of chocolate, but the chocolate changes into leather and the flavors become mild spicy. The last few puffs give me a spicy leather flavor.
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This Casa Fuente churchill almost lasted me for two hours. I got a lot of thick white smoke. The draw and burn are good. The peper and salt colored ash is compact and firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Another sampler will be bought if I ever get back to Las Vegas.

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Rosado magnum R52

I was never really into Fuente cigars but I smoked a few very nice Fuente’s recently including the Queen B and that combined with my love for rosado wrappers made me very curious about the latest Fuente release, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado series. I smoked the magnum R52 today, a 5×52 robusto. They are available on the Dutch market for € 8.50.
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This slightly box pressed cigar has a cellophane wrapper which prevents damage during transport. The reddish Ecuadorian sungrown Sumatra rosado wrapper is mild oily and has lots of small veins. It looks great. The construction feels good and the cigar has a mild barnyard aroma. I punched the cigar and got a great draw which released a mild raisin flavor.
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I taste a nice mixture of earthy flavors combined with cedar and every now and then some sweetness. After an inch I also taste a hint of chocolate an some nuts with the wood and earthy flavors.
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The nut flavor gains some strength after an inch and a half. Halfway I also taste a herbal spice. The mild chocolate flavor has disappeared by then. The nut flavor becomes dominant with a nice background of earth and a herbal spiciness.
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This cigar lasted me 70 minutes from start to nub. I got a decent amount of white smoke. At the beginning the cigar burned a bit crooked but it corrected itself. The ash is firm and light colored. I would call this cigar full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Absolutely!

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Casa Fuente double robusto

Last year, exactly a year ago, I was in Las Vegas with some of my cigar smoking friends for a nice herf and one of the hangouts was Casa Fuente in the Coliseum mall in Caesar’s Palace. Besides a great mojito they also have a small selection of premium cigars, all Fuente made, and amongst them their house blend “Casa Fuente”. The seven different vitolas of Casa Fuente are for sale in a nice sampler and if memory serves me correct, I paid $150 for this sampler of 7.


Somewhere in the last year the lid of the sampler decided to reach out for the sun and became so crooked that I can’t even close the lid anymore. A bit disappointing actually for a rare sampler, especially for a renowned company like Fuente. The cigars are all packed in cellophane with a Casa Fuente print on it. The seven vitolas (double corona, churchill, pyramid #2, double robusto, belicoso, corona gorda and robusto) are hidden under some orange packing paper and have an orange cloth band on the foot.


The 6½x52 double robusto is the only one that is not only cellophane wrapped but also has a piece of cedar wrapped around it. Much to my surprise I notice that the band is crooked, I guess the roller had an off day while gluing the band.


Once I unwrap this double robusto I can smell a medium strong cedar aroma with a hint of cinnamon. I really like the aroma of this cigar. The medium dark, slightly reddish, wrapper is smooth and silky and has some tiny and thin veins, so thin that they are not worth mentioning. The construction feels great and after punching the cigar I get a great predraw with a raising and pepper flavor.

The first flavor I taste is a full cedar flavor with some earth and coffee. An inch later I also taste a caramel like sweetness. The cedar tones down a bit but remains the main flavor. Soon after that the cedar disappears and I taste leather and earth, with a very mild caramel flavor on the background. Much to my surprise the leather and earth flavors are very much like a Cuban cigar, which is very unusual for a cigar from another country.

That Cubanesque flavor only stays for a short while, after ⅓ the flavor changes to a non Cuban earth and leather and I can also taste some nutmeg. Halfway the flavors change again, the earth and leather disappear and I taste a mild herbal flavor with a sweet nutmeg added to it. That doesn’t change till I get to the last quarter of the cigar when the cedar returns and chases away the herbs, only the nutmeg stays to support the cedar.

The smoke time of this baby was about a 100 minutes. The cigar gave me a reasonable amount of smoke and the draw was fine. This full flavored medium bodied cigar has a good burn, a little crooked but nothing to complain about really. The ash is quite firm and has a nice silver gray color. I got a big flame when I purged the cigar.


Would I buy this cigar again? Next time I am in Las Vegas I will buy another sampler

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente sun grown queen b

This Arturo Fuente chateau Fuente Sun Grown Queen B is a smaller version of the King B, and I got this from the Dutch importer of Fuente for a review. The price tag in The Netherlands is € 8.50.
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The Queen B is a 5½x50 torpedo that comes wrapped in cedar and cellophane. The name of the cigar is printed in gold on the cellophane. The sun grown wrapper is nice and oily and only has some minor veins. The cigar has a nice barnyard aroma, not too strong but also not too faint. The construction feels good and so is the predraw with first some raisin flavor and then a full red pepper taste that even burns a little. This is not what I expected.
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I get an enjoyable warm coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. The flavors are quite full and the chocolate has a sweetness to it. After an inch I also taste some herbs and some pepper, but they are only supporting flavors.
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Halfway the chocolate is the main flavor, the coffee has gone completely. Herbal flavors are supporting the chocolate. The herbs grow stronger. After ⅔ the chocolate grows in strength too and is full flavored.
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The draw is great and I get plenty of smoke from the cigar. The burn is good, although I had to correct it once. The ash is light colored and quite firm. This cigar, that lasted me for 75 minutes, is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Without a doubt, I loved this cigar. Top notch!

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Opus X belicoso XXX

I got this Opus X belicoso XXX with a date sticker of May 2006 in a trade and decided to light this well praised 4 5/8 x 49 Dominican puro tonight. The cigar is packed in cellophane and has a red ribbon on the foot. The wrapper looks nice dark and oily but has some big veins. Usually a vein isn’t anything to mock about, but when you spend top dollar for a cigar you can expect something that looks a bit better.
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The aroma of the cigar makes me think of chocolate, pepper and something sweet. It is a unique aroma and I can even smell some cinnamon. The construction feels good and the fine predraw gives off a peppery flavor.

 

The first flavor is wood, I don’t know what kind of wood, but it is a specific flavor which I only tasted in Opus X and Liga Privada #9 before. I also taste some sweetness and mild chocolate. The flavors are rich, deep and complex but not overpowering. Halfway some pepper accompanies the wood, the sweetness and the chocolate, although the sweetness is disappearing slowly. At the same time the chocolate and wood are getting stronger. The finale is that typical Opus X wood again.
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This cigar produces a lot of pretty smoke. I had terrible burn issues with this cigar, I had to light it over and over again which made the cigar bitter at some points. If it wasn’t for a review I would have tossed the cigar due to the burn issues, I never had a cigar burn worse than this top shelve stick. The ash is dark and frayed. Due to the flash the ash looks light colored on the picture, but in real life it was dark, ugly and frayed.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I still have a few and they are very nice without the burn issues, but are they worth the money? Don’t think so

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 4 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Casa Fuente churchill

A friend send me this Casa Fuente Churchill as I was really curious about it, I heard so many great stories about the Casa Fuente line and Mark aka Conch Republican made it possible for me to finally try one
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The cigar looks good, small veins on the wrapper, nice color, pretty band and a sweet aroma of chocolate and wood.
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The first flavor is a sweet aroma, a bit like honey, but it fades soon and is replaced by some wood notes but the sweetness is still available on the background. After about 2 inch there is a light coffee flavor noticeable with some chocolate on the background, but the cedar remains consistent. Halfway I could taste some pepper, but again, with sweetness on the background. The closer I get to the end of the cigar, the sweeter it gets but it is a nice sweetness, not a heavy overpowering one.
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I had absolutely no problems with the burn, the smoke is full and there is lots of it, the ash is firm and close to white.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I will bring extra cash when I go to Las Vegas
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Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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