If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas and you are a cigar smoker, your trip was a disaster if you didn’t visit Casa Fuente at least once. It’s a pilgrimage for any cigar smoker. They have many rare Fuente cigars including some Opus X vitolas that you can only get at Casa Fuente in the United States. They have their own line, in both natural and maduro, that is equally as amazing as the more rarer stuff they have for sale in the humidor. One of my favorites is the Casa Fuente Double Robusto which is the cigar I’m reviewing today.
The Casa Fuente uses special tobacco grown at the Reserva Chateau de la Fuente farm in the Dominican Republic and uses an African Cameroon wrapper. The filler and binder are from the Dominican. The cigar is for sale in very few places outside of Casa Fuente and I just happen to be visiting one today, Corona Cigars.
- Size: 5 1/4″ x 50
- Vitola: Double Robusto
- Wrapper: Colorado African Cameroon
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
- MSRP: $50.00
- Purchased at Corona Cigar Sand Lakes
Appearance and Construction
The cigar is gorgeous. The wrapper is flawless with a reddish brown color that is velvety to the touch. After clipping the cap, I tested out the draw which was a little loose. I got notes of toast, hay and nuts.
This cigar has great flavor. I get notes of toast, hay, almonds, nutmeg and a very slight white pepper note. You’d almost think I was eating a pastry at a bakery rather than smoking a cigar. The cigar is very well balanced with a long finish. The construction is superb and it puts off a large volume of smoke. The cigar has a medium body at this point.
They flavors are much richer after the halfway point. I get more of the bready note and almond note. They hay note is about the same, but its more sweet. I’m not getting a nice orange zest note on the back end as well. Every now and then I get a bit of vanilla. The spice note has toned down ever so slightly and is combining nicely with the other notes. The body of the cigar remains medium and the burn is excellent.
This cigar is one of the best cigars on the market. Every time I smoke this cigar is a extremely delightful experience. The flavors and body are just perfect. The toasty, nutty notes along with the spices, orange zest and vanilla make this cigar more of a decedent treat than anything else. Truly an outstanding cigar. If you visiting Las Vegas and don’t try one of these at Casa Fuente, don’t forget the amazing mojitos and french press coffee, or Corona Cigars in Orlando, you must hate yourself. Treat yo’self!