Fuente Fuente Opus X (Short Ashes)

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Fuente Fuente Opus X (Short Ashes)

As the nigh began to wind down, I found myself a little pressed for time when it came to getting a short ashes review recorded for the weekend. I popped open my cooler and began to dig through the mess of bags to find the right cigar for the evening. I did more looking than selecting and found that I wasted a half hour and made no progress.

As I stood over my cooler asking myself “what do I have that is small enough to smoke in an hour and a half”, I remembered I had an Opus X Perfexion #4 in my travel humidor. With a 43 ring gauge and a length of 5.125 inches long, I thought it would be just right for the situation.

During the video I mentioned a conversation between Tony Ricciardi and I via Twitter. If you aren’t familiar with Tony’s site, take a look at Leaf and Grape when you get a minute.

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8 thoughts on “Fuente Fuente Opus X (Short Ashes)

  1. Actually Walt, you are on twitter as WaltW not WWhite – lol

    nice review, I kinda feel bad about sending you the #4 and #5 🙁 They were just too much for me! I thought the power overdid everything for the flavors except I kept getting some fruity taste while smoking it…dunno what the hell it was, but it was flavorful.


  2. I’ve had mixed results with the Opus X. Matt Moronna gave me one not long ago and it was “OK.” The one Ed and I reviewed here on The Stogie Review was great. A few others I smoked before that ranged from “All power and no taste” to “Wow!”

    I tend to have better results with the smaller ring opus’ though. I also stay away from the forbidden X and stick with the plain old Opus X. At MSRP they are worth a try for sure.

  3. Great review, I think opus x are pretty good but not as good as the hype makes them out to be, and certainly not $30 a cigar good….

  4. I’ve never been a huge Opus fan…I much perfer the Casa Fuente…You have any thoughts on the Casa vs Opus???
    Thanks as always for a great review..

  5. I don’t smoke all that many Opus X either. A lot of the ones I’ve had have wound up being trade fodder. The last one I had was mostly power, and short on flavor. Admittedly, it wasn’t the first smoke of the day, and I had had some scotch before hand.

    Speaking with folks that are Opus fans, I’ve heard that these are sticks that really should be aged for a year to two before lighting up. Apparently they significantly approve with age. I’ve got a few that are probably approaching that age, so I’ll soon see if there’s any truth to that. In the meantime, I’ll stick to my Anejos.

    I don’t buy them that often either, and I don’t buy any of them at all if they’re selling for more than a couple bucks over MSRP.

  6. Nice review Walt, I was always wondering if the Opus X was worth all the hype and $30. Thanks for the review

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