Opus X Fuente Fuente
Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:52 AM
It was hot and humid on the back porch this evening so I turned on the ceiling fan, tasted my bourbon and unwrapped the cigar. I find it to beautifully constructed with one fine vein, a little tooth and no soft spots. A prelight sniff reveals a nice woodsy/earthy aroma. After clipping the cap, the cold draw contains a nice woodsy flavor with a little spice. Now I toasted the foot, set it down to rest for a minute and sample my bourbon again. A couple of small puffs then a deep draw provide a great deal of thick smoke with the flavors of well aged tobacco, wood and just a little peppery spice. This is going to be one great smoke!
As I continue thru the first 1/3 of the cigar, the woodsy and earthly flavors are still there with the pepper becoming more prevalent. A few puffs later I start to detect a hint of cinnamon in the woodsy flavor. About ½ ways thru, the pepper starts to mellow, the cinnamon flavor is more noticeable and I taste some leather also. The last third is full of the woodsy, well aged tobacco flavor with a hint of sweetness and leather.
This was a great medium bodied, very flavorful cigar! The wood, earth and spice flavors were very well balanced; it never got harsh or bitter and pared very well with the Four Roses Small Batch. Due to the smoothness of this cigar, I think it had several years of age on it.
I had a great evening! Thanks for reading. I don’t normally write reviews, this being my second, but I enjoyed the cigar so much, I wanted to share the experience.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:35 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:02 AM
Nice review. The Fuente Fuente is one of my favorite sizes for Opus X.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:32 PM
Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:52 AM
Is it just me or has the Opus line gone slightly down hill compared to just 2 years ago...
Posted 19 August 2011 - 03:27 PM
Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:38 PM
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