Vitola

Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R Vitola "Forty-Four"

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
47 47
STRENGH
Medium
Medium

Tasting Note

Innovation is traditionally the domain of the young, but the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R Vitola Forty-Four is a new take on a cigar brand that just turned 100 years old. Carlos Fuente Jr., the lead blender for Fuente, is best known for such power smokes as Fuente Fuente OpusX and Ashton VSG. To make the Rosado Sungrown series of cigars, he looked to his warehouses of well- aged Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, taking leaves placed lower on the plant than the ones he uses for the spicy VSG and creating a more sublime and mellow blend. This is the second year in a row that a Fuente Rosado Sungrown has made our Top 25. We love the cigars, which have a savory leather core and a smattering of sweet spices on the palate. It's the type of cigar you can smoke over and over, and they come in big boxes that contain nearly four dozen cigars. Unlike the other sizes in the line, the name Vitola 44 doesn't refer to the ring gauge of the cigar, but rather the number of cigars in the box. Perhaps the best thing about the smoke? At $6.75, it is one of the least expensive in our Top 25.

Details

Body: Medium


Size: Robusto


Ring Gauge: 47


Length: 4 7/8"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013


Price: $6.75


Designation: Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 5


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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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