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Quick Smoke: Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012

16 Mar 2013



Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

I stumbled across this limited, sun-grown-wrapped release at a shop I visit infrequently. Though priced about 50% above list, I couldn’t resist what was likely to be my only chance to smoke one. From first impression to final puff, there’s no doubt this cigar (5.75 x 48) is a Fuente. Rich, smooth, medium in strength, beautiful wrapper, superb construction, and the overall impression of fine, aged tobacco. On the other hand, it didn’t strike me as greatly different from some other excellent Fuentes, such as the Don Carlos (which has the same filler as the Unnamed Reserve). If you can find the Unnamed Reserve at the regular retail price of around $10, it’s well worth lighting up.

Verdict = Buy.

-George E

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Drew Estate