Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva #49 Cigar Review
This 7 5/8×49 tick features a large cedar wrap, a thick, oily slightly toothed dark chocolate mottled wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, an even firm pack, double cap and sweet pepper aroma. First light reveals a super thick, oily, smooth cedar smoke with a firm draw, medium body and slightly peppery smooth earth finish. The first third takes 30 minutes to get through, producing much the same experience of the first light just easing up on the thick oil mouthfeel. A sweet cedar dominates the draw while the finish grows slightly longer with a smooth pepper earth and sweetness. The 2nd third slowly opens the draw just just a slightly snug level, also bringing up the strength slowly to mild-medium. Flavors are still the same, proving it to be very consistent so far. The 1/2 way point comes at the hour mark so you at least get your money’s worth in time. Ending at 1:40 the last third shifted to a warm smooth nut with a good bit of strength and a tangy finish.