Arturo Fuentes - Arturo Fuente Cigars
Overview of Arturo Fuente Cigars
Arturo Fuente is one of the most famous cigar brands in the world that was founded by Arturo Fuente Sr. The Fuente family's cigar roots trace back to over 100-years ago in Cuba, where Arturo Fuente learned how to cultivate tobacco and manufacture handmade cigars from his father. Read the brief history of the Arturo Fuente brand.
Today, his son and grandson Carlos Fuente Sr. and Carlos Jr. over see the operations and the brand has become one of the most popular cigar brands in the United States.
Based in the Dominican Republic, Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia has 6 cigar factories and 4 tobacco plantations which employes around 2,500 workers. The company produces over 30 million cigars a year from their factory's location in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Fuente cigars provides smokers with a variety of lines and sizes as well, from mild to full-bodied cigars. The Fuente family also is known for quality control as well, where they pack their boxes with an advanced humidification device that helps to ensure the stability and freshness of the end product.
The Arturo Fuente Line of Cigars include:
Arturo Fuente Opus X Cigar Series
The Fuente Fuente Opus X cigars are the premiere cigar line in the Arturo Fuente brand. These cigars are highly renowned by cigar smokers around the world. The Fuente Family typically releases these cigars a few times a year in very limited quantities.
What makes OpusX cigars rare and unique? Historically, before 1990, it was nearly impossible to grow a consistent wrapper in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is mostly known for its binder and fillers, but due to the topography and the wind in the Dominican, wrapper tobacco was nearly impossible to grow.
Carlos Fuente Jr. set out on a mission to successfully try to grow wrapper tobacco in the Dominican Republic. With millions invested and the use of shade tents, his first successful crop turned out in 1992 and the line of Arturo Fuente OpusX Cigars were born.
This Domincan grown wrapper are grown in the Chateau de la Fuente plantation in a tropic river valley in the Dominican Republic. The Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars can be identified for their Dominican-shade wrappers, which tend to be reddish-brown & oily and are matched with Dominican-grown tobaccos for its filler and binder and was the first Dominican puro on the market (100 percent Dominican tobacco - wrapper, binder, and filler).
Arturo Fuente Opus X cigar line consistently receives high ratings from industry publications. Fuente Opus X cigars are full bodied cigars and although strong, are not overpowering. They are very smooth cigars that can be described as small hint of spice, with a rich and robust flavor.
Below is a list of cigars in the OpusX Cigar Line
Fuente Fuente Opus X Cigars
Opus X Pussy Cat Size: 4-1/4" (108 mm) X 42
Opus X Love Affair Size: 4-5/8" (117 mm) X 52
Opus X Belicoso XXX Size: 4-5/8" (117 mm) X 49
Opus X Magnum O Size: 4-3/4" (114 mm) X 54
Opus X Perfecxion No. 5 Size: 4-7/8" (124 mm) X 40
Opus X Perfecxion No. 4 Series X Size: 5-3/16" (149 mm) X 43
Opus X Robusto Size: 5-1/4" (133 mm) X 50
Opus X Super Belicoso Size: 5-1/2" (140 mm) X 52
Opus X Perfecxion 77 Shark Size: 5-1/2" (140 mm) X 52
Opus X Fuente Fuente Size: 5-5/8" (143 mm) X 46
Opus X Petit Lancero Size: 6-1/4" (160 mm) X 39
Opus X Perfecxion X Size: 6-1/4" (160 mm) X 48
Opus X Perfecxion No 2 Size: 6-3/8" (162 mm) X 52
Opus X Reserva D'Chateau Size: 7" (178 mm) X 48
Opus X Double Corona Size: 7-5/8" (194 mm) X 49
Opus X Perfecxion A Size: 9-1/4" (235 mm) X 47
Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva
The Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva cigar line is available in four different wrapper types: an African Cameroon, Connecticut Shade, Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, and Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrappers. Gran Reserva cigars come in a variety of sizes and are filled with Dominican-grown tobaccos for its filler & binder.
Each of the different wrappers that the line utilizes gives the cigars a different flavor and strength. The Connecticut Shade wrapper, combined with Dominican-grown tobaccos for its filler & binder, creates a smooth and mild cigar. The Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper produces a sweet flavor and offers a more robust flavor. The Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper creates a more rich body and flavor to the line. The The African Cameroon wrapper builds a medium body over a Dominican binder and filler and this wrapper gives the cigar a tangy more flavorful aroma on the palate.
Below is a list of cigars in the Gran Reserva line.
Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Cigars
Gran Reserva Rothschild Size: 4-1/2" (114 mm) X 50
Gran Reserva Petit Corona Size: 5" (127 mm) X 38
Gran Reserva Corona Size: 5-1/4" (133 mm) X 45
Gran Reserva Flor Fina 8-5-8 Size: 6-1/4" (159 mm) X 47
Gran Reserva Spanish Lonsdale Size: 6-1/2" (165 mm) X 42
Gran Reserva Corona Imperial Size: 6-1/2" (165 mm) X 46
Gran Reserva Seleccion Privada No. 1 Size: 6-3/4" (168 mm) X 44
Gran Reserva Churchill Size: 7-1/4" (184 mm) X 48
Gran Reserva Canones Size: 8-1/2" (216 mm) X 52
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars are one of the original lines in the Arturo Fuente brand. This line was created to honor Carlos Fuente Sr and were originally released in the 1970's, but taken off the market when the Fuentes lost there factory to fire in Nicaragua.
Later, when they moved their factory to the Dominican, the line was later re-introduced in 1980's and was originally only available in two sizes: Robusto and Reserva No. 3, which was a corona extra. They later released the Presidente, Double Robusto, Reserva No. 2, and Reserva No. 4 by 1998.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars are filled with vintage Dominican grown tobaccos for its filler & binder and rolled with African Cameroon wrappers. These cigars are considered medium-bodied cigars that offer well-balanced and rich flavors. See below for a list of cigars in the line.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Cigars
Don Carlos No. 4 Size: 5-1/8" (130 mm) X 43
Don Carlos Robusto Size: 5-1/4" (133 mm) X 50
Don Carlos Belicoso Size: 5-3/8" (137 mm) X 52
Don Carlos No. 3 Size: 5-1/2" (140 mm) X 44
Don Carlos Double Robusto Size: 5-3/4" (146 mm) X 52
Don Carlos No. 2 Size: 6" (152 mm) X 55
Don Carlos Presidente Size: 6-1/2" (165 mm) X 50
Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars
The Arturo Fuente Hemingway series was introduced in the 1980s and is named in honor of famed novelist Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway series features all Perfecto shaped cigars, which are one of the most challenging cigars to make and handmade by only the most experienced cigar makers.
The line was introduced because Carlos Fuente Jr. felt that rolling of Perfecto shaped cigars have almost become a lost art and he wanted to keep the art, the tradition alive of rolling perfecto shaped cigars, which are extremely difficult to make.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars are medium-bodied smokes that feature vintage Dominican filler and binder tobaccos along with a African Cameroon wrapper and is also available in a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper in limited quantities.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Cigars
Hemingway Short Story Size: 4" (102 mm) X 42/49
Hemingway Best Seller Size: 4-1/2" (114 mm) X 43/55
Hemingway Between The Lines Size: 4-1/2" (114 mm) X 45/54
Hemingway Work of Art Size: 4-7/8" (124 mm) X 46/60
Hemingway Signature Size: 6" (152 mm) X 46
Hemingway Classic Size: 7" (178 mm) X 46
Hemingway Untold Story Size: 7-5/8" (194 mm) X 54
Hemingway Masterpiece Size: 9" (229 mm) X 52
Arturo Fuente Anejo Cigars
The line of Arturo Fuente Anejo cigars came into existence after Hurricane George ripped through the Carribbean in September of 1998 and caused widespread destruction. Many crops were damaged in the Dominican Republic and among the damaged crops were the wrapper leaves for the Fuente Opus X line, which is grown and harvested at the plantation of Chateu de la Fuente.
The result of that hurricane made for a shortage of Opus X wrappers for the 2000 year. Instead of halting production, Carlos Fuente Jr made the decision to go with a different wrapper, an aged Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and for the filler he added a blend of Opus X, Don Carlos, and Hemingway filler.
Anejo is Spanish for "Aged refined." Anejo cigars are rolled with aged 5-year-old Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrappers that have been aged in Cognac barrels. (The original release used wrappers aged for seven years, hence the name Anejo, meaning aged.) Arturo Fuente Anejo cigars feature the very best Dominican filler and binder from Chateau de la Fuente plantation, and are medium to full-bodied smokes that yields rich, spicy, and sweet flavors.
The line of Anejo cigars are typically only available around Fathers Day and Christmas and are one of the hardest to find. While this line features several different sizes, it is also has one of the world's most famous shapes, the No. 77 or also known as the "Shark". The Fuente Anejo Shark was the first torpedo shaped cigar ever rolled that progresses from a rounded parejo shape to a square press, this Anejo cigar is particularly rare.
Arturo Fuente Anejo Cigars
Anejo No. 50 Size: 5-1/4" (133 mm) X 50
Anejo No. 46 Size: 5-5/8" (143 mm) X 46
Anejo No. 77 ("Shark") Size: 5-7/8" (149 mm) X 50/64
Anejo No. 55 Size: 6" (152 mm) X 55
Anejo No. 48 Size: 7" (178 mm) X 48
Anejo No. 49 Size: 7-5/8" (194 mm) X 49
Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente cigars
With much success of the Gran Reserva line, the Arturo Fuente brand extended the line into the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente series. This series is named after the beautiful Chateau de la Fuente tobacoo plantation in the Dominican Republic.
The Chateau Fuente series is available in a Connecticut Shade (natural), Connecticut Broadleaf (maduro) or an Ecuadorian sungrown wrapper tobacco and is blended with aged Dominican filler & binder tobaccos grown on the Chateau de la Fuente tobacoo plantation. The cigars in this line are medium flavored smokes that are well-balanced and smooth. All of the cigars are encased in a cedar sleeve and feature a silk colored band at the foot.
Below is a list of cigars in the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente series.
Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente cigars
Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Size: 4-1/2" (114 mm) X 50
Chateau Fuente Queen B Size: 5-1/2" (140 mm) X 50
Chateau Fuente Belicoso Size: 5-3/4" (146 mm) X 52
Chateau Fuente Pyramid Size: 6" (152 mm) X 52
Chateau Fuente King B Size: 6" (152 mm) X 55
Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Fuente Size: 6-3/4" (171 mm) X 50
Chateau Fuente King T Size: 7" (178 mm) X 49
Chateau Fuente Royal Salute Size: 7-5/8" (194 mm) X 54
Length - Inches (mm)
|Robusto||5" (127 mm)||50|
|Diplomatico||5-1/2" (140 mm)||42|
|Toro||6" (152 mm)||50|
|Pyramid||6" (152 mm)||52|
|No. 2||6-1/4" (159 mm)||44|
|Gran Corona||6-3/4" (171 mm)||48|
|No. 1||6-7/8" (175 mm)||43|
|Napoleon Grande||7-1/2" (190 mm)||46|
The Arturo Fuente Magnum R cigar series is one of the newer releases from the Arturo Fuente brand that debuted in 2010.
The Magnum R line features an Ecuadorian Rosado sungrown wrapper that is reddish in color (rosado), which was taken from the lower primings of fine Ecuadorian tobacco plants. These rare and delicate wrapper leaves were then aged for nearly a decade and creates a balanced and flavorful smoke that is mild to medium-bodied.
The line of Rosado Sungrown Magnum R cigars consist of four sizes and each are named for their ring size. The Vitola 52, Vitola 54, Vitola 56 and Vitola 58.
|Vitola 52||5" (127 mm)||52|
|Vitola 54||6-1/2" (165 mm)||54|
|Vitola 56||5-5/8" (143 mm)||56|
|Vitola 58||5-1/4" (133 mm)||58|
The Fuente family's cigar roots trace back to Cuba, where Arturo Fuente learned how to cultivate tobacco and manufacture hand-made cigars from his father.
After moving to the United States, Arturo Fuente started a small cigar factory in 1912 at the back of the Fuente family's home in Ybor City, located in Tampa, Florida. In 1924, Arturo lost his business when it was destroyed by fire.
In the 1940s, Arturo Fuente began his cigar business again from the back of his home located in Ybor City. His business flourished and he moved to a two-story factory during the mid 1950s. During this time Arturo Fuente son, Carlos Sr, acquired the busines from his father.
The 1970s was a period of economical and industrial challenges, which caused the company to look abroad. In the 1970s, it established a factory in Nicaragua, though it ceased production there when its factory was burned by fire. They soon relocated to Hondorus and two months after relocating to Honduras, its factory was once again destroyed by fire.
After a brief stint producing cigars in Tampa, Florida again, Carlos Sr and his son Carols Jr, moved to the Dominican Republic in the 1980s and establish a small cigar operation employing seven workers. Today, "Tabacalera A.Fuente y Compania" has grown to 6 factories 4 plantations that has around 2,500 employees and makes over 30 million cigars a year from their factory's location in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
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