|Carlos Fuente Jr. began the power cigar trend with his 1996 release of Fuente Fuente OpusX and the 1999 creation of Ashton VSG. In December 2009 he showed the world his nuanced side with the creation of the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R. Dipping into his family's stocks of old tobacco, Fuente turned to Ecuadoran Sumatra tobacco that was leftover in his inventory from his Arturo Fuente Sun Grown line. The old wrappers—they sat for up to 10 years—came from much lower on the plant, giving them less power and spice. The result is a sublime, balanced and elegant cigar with plenty of sweet wood and earth flavors, just a touch of leather and a sweet finish. Fuente is celebrating its 100th anniversary (see page 88) and it makes more than 30 million cigars a year. It speaks to the company's reserves of well-aged tobacco as well as to the creative juices of the family that a company that has been doing this for so many years and in such large capacity can come up with something so new and so delicious.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2012|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2011 | Rank: 11|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 04, 2016 | Score: 89
This cigar is rolled with an excellent cap and a at head. Its lush, open draw shows an earthy character that melds pleasantly with oral notes and some zesty citrus.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 90
A richly colored cigar with a slightly uneven burn, though plenty of sweet wood and earth flavors complemented by leather notes and a sweet finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 12, 2010 | Score: 87
A dark cigar with a mottled wrapper. The smoke starts sweet and woody with some dried orange peel notes, but turns a bit dry on the finish.
|Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale|