You can certainly have too much of a good thing, but when it comes to OpusX, the cure is to change things up ever so slightly. In this case,...
You can certainly have too much of a good thing, but when it comes to OpusX, the cure is to change things up ever so slightly. In this case, the classic Dominican Chateau de la Fuente wrapper has been replaced by a dark red Rosado Oscuro leaf. This changes up the core flavor profile, adding a significant amount of bold peppery spice to the beloved OpusX earthiness.
Of course, if OpusX has taught us anything, it’s that you really can’t have too much of a good thing. For over 20 years, the Fuente Fuente OpusX cigar has enjoyed a cult-like reverence, captivating cigar aficionados and inspiring countless imitators. From the bold flavors to the fantastic art, OpusX has developed a mystique which seems unfadeable.
It all began from a challenge: grow a decent wrapper leaf in the Dominican Republic. Until the Fuentes finally pulled it off, growers generally avoided trying to produce wrappers in the climate of the DR, favoring cultivation of filler and binder leaf and “staying in their lane,” so to speak. The Fuentes, of course, are never content to rest on their laurels, always pushing forward to reach new heights.
Rosados are notoriously difficult to grow outside of Cuba, but clearly it is possible. To turn them into an Oscuro then takes time. Producing Maduro or Oscuro leaf is all about heat, aging, and fermentation. A lush green leaf has to be transformed over time into a sumptuous dark and inviting dark brown or blackish color.
But the Fuentes, even if relentless in their pursuit of various goals, are also patient, moving forward day by day, and as their motto tells us, “Never rushing the hands of time.”
The OpusX Rosado Oro Oscuro - another premium cigar that was well worth the wait.