Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva No. 48
Reserva No. 48
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
48 48
Tasting Note
A very dark Churchill with an inconstant draw and uneven burn. Rich earth and leather notes become tarry and oily to the point of bitterness
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 48
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2014
Price $10.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 88

A dark maduro covered in glue spots near the head. It's a woody, earthy smoke with some toastiness and a menthol finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 10, 2012 | Score: 89

Heavy hickory notes come through each puff of this large, dark cigar, which draws and burns evenly. Sweet tobacco flavor lingers on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 20, 2007 | Score: 88

A dark and veiny cigar that draws well for such a long size. The smoke opens with very earthy coffee flavors that end on a spicy note.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 26, 2005 | Score: 86

A toothy, oily cigar that burns with an earthy aroma. It has nutty flavors complemented by coffee and anise, with some steely qualities.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2000 | Score: 88

A solid bunch and an oily wrapper. The cigar has a good draw and burn, with a woody, herbal spiciness and a cinnamon finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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