Cigar Aficionado

Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion No. 2
PerfecXion No. 2
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
If you’re looking for a stunning pyramid with bold, full flavors, it’s hard to improve upon the Fuente Fuente OpusX. No brand in modern memory has sparked as much demand. The cigar is prized for its rare wrapper, a leaf grown under shade in the Dominican Republic. Sales have long been limited, boxes very difficult to come by. Unlike many things in life, the buzz around this brand is entirely justified. At one time OpusX cigars seemed to be sacrificing balance for strength—they were undeniably powerful, but they seemed to be missing the stabilizing sweetness that the brand first exhibited when it debuted in 1995. Those days appear to be over. This PerfecXion No. 2 is glorious, an impeccably crafted 6 3/8-inch x 52- ring pyramid with a solid backbone of power tempered by a delightful sweetness and richness. A coffee-bean note joins the signature OpusX spice and leather flavors (any cigar smoker who claims not to have tasted leather has not smoked an OpusX). It’s a complex masterpiece, as delicious to smoke as it is to behold.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 3/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Dom. Rep.
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $14.00
Designation Top 25 of 2007 | Rank: 2
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 27, 2012 | Score: 90

Distinct notes of dried fruit and cinnamon complement the sweet and spicy flavors of this long torpedo. The wrapper is dark, attractive and oily.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 92

A well-rolled torpedo with a dark and streaky wrapper. First puffs are sweet and earthy, but take on savory leather flavors, rock candy notes and a spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2009 | Score: 90

This torpedo has a sandy colored- gritty wrapper but burns and draws very well, offering significant doses of leather, coffee and vanilla flavors and a creamy finish. Tastes better than it looks.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 91

A gorgeous pyramid with a fine draw and burn. It’s a medium- to full-bodied smoke, with heavy wood and mineral notes and an earthy finish. A balanced smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 87

A wonderfully crafted pyramid with great color. It has a good draw and uneven burn. It’s oily and leathery with wood notes, and is very, very strong.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 20, 2005 | Score: 89

A good looking torpedo with an attractive brown wrapper. It’s hard to light. It’s rich and woody, with leathery flavors and ginger spice.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 91

A stunning pyramid, beautifully made with an oily, silky wrapper with thin veins. The draw is fine. It's a powerhouse, very cedary and rather spicy in the nose, with notes of coffee bean, cocoa and a sweet cedar finish. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 93

A powerhouse cigar. This smoke is filled with pepper and sweet spices, backed up by a core of earthy and leather flavors. There is a well-balanced cedar finish. Absolutely gorgeous.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 1999 | Score: 89

A full bodied cigar with notes of dark roasted coffee beans flavors and a strong spiciness. The finish is quite bright and clean, but short.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1998 | Score: 92

Well-made, with an oily colorado wrapper. It burns slow and even, with heavy smoke that has earthy, leathery flavors along with hints of cocoa and spice. A medium to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1996 | Score: 94

This beautifully crafted, oily pyramid has a smooth draw and an even burn, delivering complex flavors including spice and sweet fruit such as cherry. They are complemented by an earthy tobacco taste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1995 | Score: 92

A beautiful, oily wrapper. This cigar has an excellent draw and is loaded with spice and nut flavors, with solid notes of cedar. A long earthy 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
100-Point Scale