March 17, 2012

Arturo Fuente Magnum R Vitola 52 (5x52)

After years of development, Arturo Fuente proudly presents the Magnum R line of cigars. The Magnum R line features an exclusive Rosado sungrown wrapper, culled from the lower primings of fine Ecuadorian tobacco plants and aged for nearly a decade.

This Magnum R cigar was provided by

Wrapper: Ecudorian Rosado
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican

Video review HERE.

After cutting the cap the test draw was very good. The cigar is well made and quite dense. The foot is square pressed.

The initial flavors were a leathery cinnamon with nice sweetness and pepper. The finish was one of vanilla. It is mild bodied at this point.

After about one inch into the cigar the cinnamon notes are nice and rich. The leather notes compliment the cinnamon nicely. The pepper remains very good and the finish is a creamy, sweet vanilla. The rich notes make this a very nice cigar.

If you are wondering how this Rosado compares to the 8-5-8 Rosado that I reviewed last month this cigar is milder, but still quite flavorful and rich. Plus, this is a mass produced cigar while the 8-5-8 is a limited release cigar. These are much easier to get and have a great price point.

At the midpoint the cinnamon is still rich and there are now some vanilla notes. The leather has decreased. The vanilla finish is still the same.

After about 2/3 of the cigar the cigar is now medium bodied. The leather notes are back to their previous amount with the rich cinnamon. The pepper remains good and is somewhat lingering on the finish now.

At the end of the cigar it wraps up as a nice, medium bodied cigar with rich cinnamon notes and complimenting leather. There are faint vanilla notes in the spice but it really carries over to the finish where the vanilla is sweet and creamy. The pepper is very good on the spice and carries over somewhat to the finish. I enjoyed this cigar and would purchase it again.

Score: 91

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