Overall Description:

Arturo Fuente First debuted this cigar at IPCPR 2015, but unfortunately the cigars wear not ready for market until now.  The 20th Anniversary celebration cigar is a gorgeous stand out cigar.  Carlos Fuente Jr. informed Cigar Aficionado that the blue color is in homage to the early release Arturo Fuente cigars and also a river that flows alongside the Chateau de la Fuente farm.  There are 4 vitolas available:  Believe: 5 3/4 x 52, Power of the Dream: 6 3/8 x 52, Father & Son: 6 1/4 x 49, God’s Whisper: 6 1/2 x 56.

Vitals:

Vitola: God’s Whisper (6.5x56 perfecto)

Wrapper: Dominican Shade Grown

Binder: Proprietary

Filler: Proprietary

Price: $26.95

Review:

Initial:  Arturo Fuente has put out a gorgeous product in the Opus X 20th.  First of all the box stands out in any humidor, and is gorgeous blue and white lacquered, with the Opus Logos.  Opening the box shows 7 visible cigars and 13 below the place holders.  The bands line up perfectly and have an eye appeal like a symphony.  The construction on the cigar is perfect, with no soft or hard areas. 

Predraw: Cutting the cigar with my Xikar Xi is smooth and easy.  The predraw yields flavors of caramel, cinnamon apple and also peanuts. 

 

 

Trident

Trident

 

1st Third:

  1. Sweet Hay
  2. Green Apple
  3. Cinnamon

2nd Third

  1. Green Apple
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Leather

Final Third

  1. Leather
  2. Cedar
  3. Cinnamon

Total Time:  2hr 30 min

Overall:  WOW!  I’m not sure what else I can say about this cigar.  I am not normally drawn to Dominican cigars, but this cigar caught my attention in the humidor like I’m sure it has done to most of you.  If you decided to pick one up, you definitely won’t be disappointed, and if you haven’t decided yet, you should do it.  Overall this cigar is great.  It needed a few touch ups, but that could have been from the almost Zero temperature in Michigan.  The cigar is smooth and coats the palate nicely with a creamy smoke, and the retrohale is interesting, and adds a cornbread type flavor.  Like I said before, give these a shot.

  • Cinnamon 100%
  • Leather 67%
  • Apple 67%
  • Hay 33%
Hatchet

Hatchet

 

1st Third:

  1. Sweet grass
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Leather

2nd Third

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cedar
  3. Leather

Final Third

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cedar
  3. Leather

Total Time: 2hr 15min

Overall:  This cigar is another home run from Fuente. Rich and flavorful, with a good balance of strength and finesse, the cigar performs flawlessly.  The cigar needed a touch up after the perfecto tip but otherwise burned well. The strength was med/full but milder then the regular line.

  • Cinnamon 100%
  • Leather 100%
  • Cedar 67%
  • Grass 33%
Lucky Bastard

Lucky Bastard

 

1st Third:

  1. Wheat bread
  2. Leather
  3. Brown Sugar

2nd Third

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Brown sugar
  3. Cashew

Final Third

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Brown sugar
  3. Cashew

Total Time:  2hr 10 min

Overall:  There are moments speckled throughout this cigar experience that are absolutely stellar.  Rich and complex, without the crushing power inherent in the current trend of under fermented tobacco, this cigar is another example of Fuente excellence, and their commitment to never rushing the hands of time.

  • Brown sugar 100%
  • Cashew 67%
  • Cinnamon 67%
  • Wheat Bread 33%
  • Spice 88%
  • Vegetal 66%
  • Animal (Leather) 66%
  • Roasted 44%
  • Wood 33%