Arturo Fuente Opus X Destino Al Siglo Super Belicoso Description
Arturo Fuente, a young man from Cuba, started a cigar company in Tampa, Florida in 1912. 100 years later, his son Carlos Fuente Sr. and grandson “Carlito” Fuente celebrated the start of a legendary story with the release of a 100th birthday cigar, the “OpusX Destino al Siglo” (“century of destiny”).
This special release features a Habano-seed Dominican sun-grown wrapper, encircling a signature Fuente Dominican blend. For many decades in the early history of the company, Cuban tobacco was the primary leaf, but after the U.S. embargo, things had to change. Carlos Sr. took the company from Tampa to Nicaragua. Unfortunately, the troubles weren’t over yet. Nicaragua had a revolution and the Fuente factory was burned down. It was necessary yet again to relocate. This time, however, it would be the last time. The Dominican Republic became the home of Fuente and Fuente.
As luck would have it, the soil there was fertile enough to support the company for decades to come, offering up world-class tobacco season after season, which the Fuentes would masterfully work into 90+ rated cigars on an annual basis. With six plantations and over two thousand employees, the hundredth year offers so much to celebrate. And with the Destino al Siglo, you can celebrate it too.
It’s a full strength cigar with a robust flavor profile including chocolate, sweet cedar, and lightly spiced fruit on the finish.
Take your time with this one. It will be a hundred years before we see another like it.
I found the Opus X about 2 years ago on a trip to Las Vegas. They have a store in the Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace. I had heard of them, but never managed to find them like a lot of people. Ive been hooked ever since. I had never tried the Super Belicoso until one of my local cigar shops got a box in. Of the standard sizes, this one is my favorite!!! Its larger ring size allows it to draw effortlessly and it goes off like a smoke bomb. Awesome all the way around.
the best draw on a belicoso or torpedo. flavor profile with leather and toasted walnuts. spicy finish and very complex. perfect cigar on a very special occasion
I usually save my opus xs for a long time before smoking them, but when I got my hands on a pair of these guys, I decided to give one a try right in the cigar store. As usual, it did not disappoint. This cigar is not for the faint hearted, but if you have it in you, dont let this one pass you by!
Fantastic full-bodied cigar. Great cigar for the late night pub crawl.