You just can not go wrong with a cigar designed by Newman and Carlos Fuente, and they did not. Strong draw, lots of smoke, great even burn, wonderful taste and texture. Like any great cigar, they are even better after some time in the humidor. Only wish they cost less.
August 15, 2017
"The finest cigar imaginable..."
Absolutely perfect cigar!
This cigar may be the finest example of what a cigar should be ever created. Our friend who was gifted one, and threw it in his fire should have given it some time in his humidor. The only reason this cigar wouldn't "wow" any cigar smoker is that it was improperly stored. Otherwise, he should stick to smoking Gurkah bundles and have a seat at the kiddie table. I have had may GREAT cigars and have yet to find one that exceeds its excellent complexity and balance. This cigar is perfect. Perfect.
Russell in New Orleans
December 8, 2012
Without a doubt the gentleman who " threw it into the fire pit" has no clue what fine cigar is or .....no really doesn't know what a fine cigar is. Having smoked a few cigars in my 60 years this has to rate up there in my top 3 or 4. So rich so full without being overwhelming or bitter! Rates up there with Opus X Lost City.
Glenn M in Blue Ridge, ga.
February 9, 2012
Was given one as a gift and threw it into the fire pit after about a dozen puffs. It was rolled poorly, the burn was already uneven, and it tasted horrible.
About the only nice thing I can say is the label was pretty.
Phil Kirch in Florida
January 3, 2011
"A cigar worthy of the opulence of its golden band"
Very rich (with a hint of white chocolate and Honduran mahogany), very earthy, mellow, leathery, herbal (including a breath of fennel & rosemary which are essentially never found in a cigar), soft, very complex,...full of organic nuances;...a full-bodied cigar with many Cuban attributes, that is worthy of the opulence of its golden band and its price.
Uncle David in Indiana
June 16, 2007
This cigar is one of the smoothest sticks I have ever smoked. Two years in, I have smoked a lot of sticks and this one is simply gorgeous all the way around. Just like with any top notch cigar, properly aging them makes all the difference to the overall experience.
September 30, 2016
"This is my favorite cigar!"
I used to smoke Cubans and OpusX. This cigar beats them all. While around $17-$18 per stick, it s consistently high quality in taste, appearance, draw, construction! Starts with a bit mild pepper and nut/almond flavor, as it burns becomes more almond/nutty and leather. I hate spicy cigars, so the initial pepper is minor and goes away or I wouldn t smoke them.
PRin North Canton, Ohio
June 16, 2016