Fuente Fuente Opus X Belicoso XXX Cigar Review

August 6, 2009 · Posted in Cigar Review, Featured 

Alright, I’ve got to admit that I have been wanting to smoke an Opus X for a very long time but, since the price is so exorbitant, I had resisted the urge to splurge. That, as you will see in the following review, was a mistake. By the way: A big thanks to Cigars Direct for this cigar.

Frankly, when you have a cigar that costs as much as this you expect greatness. And yet, the wrapper is anything but great. There are a couple of holes in the wrapper and there are also a couple of stretch marks as well.

Beyond that, however, it is great. Very oily, rich color to it, and the cap looks perfectly constructed, which, based off some of the other torpedoes I have seen, is no small feat. It’s tightly packed.

Cigar Stats
Torpedo
Length: 4 5/8″
Ring Gauge: 49
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: $26.00

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Frankly, my dear, I no longer give a damn about the wrapper because the first few puffs have been sublime. Loads of spice and leather are evident on my tongue and through the nose. Perfect draw and definitely full bodied. Wow!

There may be a hint of licorice in the background, which adds nicely to the complexity of this cigar. There is also a magnificent toasted flavor. Everything is just going swimmingly with this cigar.

It’s amazing just how alive the flavors are. Tons of billowing, creamy smoke. Smoking this cigar is making my mouth water. This has got to be one of my all-time favorite cigars because I hate putting it down. I just can’t wait for the next puff! The only drawback I can think of with this cigar is that it is so short. It fits my tastes perfectly and it is definitely one of my top favorites.

96 points

Comments

7 Responses to “Fuente Fuente Opus X Belicoso XXX Cigar Review”

  1. Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CLIII on August 7th, 2009 12:02 am

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  2. Brown on August 7th, 2009 5:02 am

    I added your blog to bookmarks. And i’ll read your articles more often!

  3. Travis Lindsay on August 10th, 2009 1:11 pm

    @Brown: Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad that you like the blog. Check in often!

  4. Travis_Lindsay on August 13th, 2009 9:05 pm

    When I got some cigars from CigarsDirect I was a little shocked to find out that there were a few Opus Xs in the package along with some Anejos. It was a great package from them and I am grateful to them. Thanks guys!

  5. Competition Tomorrow | The Perfect Draw on August 18th, 2009 5:47 pm

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  6. Greg on January 28th, 2012 12:11 pm

    I am very fortunate, I have found these babies for $11.70 a pop at a local cigar shop and for that price I’ll smoke them all day long! The cheapest online price is almost 3x as much. Great smoke, very smooth and an explosion of rich flavors in my mouth.

  7. Travis Lindsay on January 28th, 2012 6:05 pm

    @Greg: Where do you live?! I might have to make a trip. :D

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