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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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4 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012”

  1. Lisette Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    George, nice review. I love this stick. It's a shame that they are a limited release. I found a few at J&R Cigars.

  2. George E Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Lisette – Have you tried the Don Carlos? I thought they were pretty similar.

    • Lisette Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 9:03 am #

      George – Yes, the Don Carlos is an excellent cigar. Since the Un Named is the same blend they do taste very similar. But with that rosado sun grown wrapper on the Un Named, for my taste, it really made the blend stand out. I love most of the Fuente blends. 🙂

      • George E Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 11:29 am #

        Couldn't agree more!