Fuente Fuente Opus22 Sampler In Stores Soon

Fuente Fuente Opus22 Sampler In Stores Soon
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The piano-lacquered Opus22 box, which is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity, holds four separate boxes inside, each with individual coffins.

Tiger Sharks, Forbidden X Belicosos and King Powers are just part of the quirky collection of rare, aged Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars on their way to retailers now, but fair warning: they come with a hefty price tag.

The treasure trove of hard-to-find Fuentes is called Opus22, a reference to the number of cigars included in the elegant box. Since 2013, the special set of cigars has been made available via a partnership between Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. and Prometheus International Inc., which designs and manufactures the packaging.

From left, Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX LFMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power and Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Maduro.
From left, Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX LFMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power and Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Maduro.

The piano-black, lacquered master box, which is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity, holds four separate boxes inside, each with individual coffins. On each coffin is the name of the vitola and the year it was released. Heading to stores now are 350 boxes, with another 150 boxes slated for release in May 2020.

The lineup for this year’s release is impressive. Part of what makes this release so special for Fuente Fuente OpusX enthusiasts is that many of these sizes don’t normally appear in their respective lines. Aside from a host of uncommon size formats such as Shark, Tauros the Bull, Tiger Shark, 888 Especiale Natural, two Lanceros, and a natural and maduro version of BBMF, the standouts include a Churchill and Toro size of Angel’s Share.

From left, Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share Churchill, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso, Fuente Fuente OpusX Piramide 56 Especiale, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull and Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero.
From left, Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share Churchill, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso, Fuente Fuente OpusX Piramide 56 Especiale, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull and Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero.

There’s also four sizes of Fuente Fuente ForbiddenX, an offshoot of the OpusX brand that uses a wrapper grown on a special parcel of land that is only 13 acres.

The elegant collection carries a retail price of $995, with net profits being donated to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a charitable group started by the Fuente and Newman families with the express purpose of improving impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic.

From left, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Toro Maduro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero, Fuente Fuente OpusX 888 Especiale Natural, Fuente Fuente OpusX LBMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tiger Shark, Fuente Fuente OpusX Shark.
From left, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Toro Maduro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero, Fuente Fuente OpusX 888 Especiale Natural, Fuente Fuente OpusX LBMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tiger Shark, Fuente Fuente OpusX Shark.

Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars, which are made in the Dominican Republic, are made by the Fuente family, featuring wrapper leaves grown on Chateau de la Fuente in the Dominican Republic.