Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 50 Cigar Review
This 5.1×50 stick features an almost jet black slightly toothy wrapper with a few small veins, thick firm pack, tight seams, triple cap and slight cedar aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with rich smooth plentiful medium bodied smoke giving a creamy thick, chewy wood flavor with a long finish. The first third quick develops to a more complex creamy sweet cedar with a good bit of pepper. The finish is long and heavy, bringing out a really strong wood and zing on the lips. 20 minutes in the ash falls off in an inch chunk, body is up to a medium-full and strength is being noticed, about a medium. Flavors have transitioned a bit with a creamy chocolate and pepper joining the sweet cedar on the draw. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors shift slightly, dropping the sweetness and the wood flavors turns very dry and parched, especially through the finish giving me a cotton mouth. Ending at 1:10, the last third holds the strength at medium and body at medium-full, shifting to a slightly sweet licorice and pepper as it heats up towards the nub. The dry parched finish has passed, leaving a sweet zingy aftertaste.