Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo Anejo No. 46 Cigar Review
This 5 5/8×46 cigar offers a dark chocolate wrapper, with a very firm and thick feel, minimal veins, tight seams and a slightly bumpy toothy surface. The aroma is rich tobacco with a hint of hay. First light reveals a very firm draw and rich deep flavors of caramel, earth, tobacco and butter with a finish that goes to a heavy black pepper. The first third holds flavors of coffee, cream, a slight sweetness and lots of rich oil. The finish has a bit of pepper and sweetness as well, getting more earth at the end. 45 min in at the half way point, flavors and strength were still up medium-full and the rich creamy, oily qualities really shine through. The remainder of the cigar proved to be consistent, holding all the fine flavors till the nub, which is just fine with me! Never pushing over medium-full strength it was powerful but allowed me to experience the full flavor all the way down.