Arturo Fuente is one of my go-to Dominican cigars. In the January 2012 Cigar Aficionado cover story on the Fuente family, it was revealed that Carlos Fuente Jr. had blended all of the company’s cigars in modern memory, including the Hemingway and Don Carlos lines. Carlos Fuente Sr., the patriarch of the family, handed over the blending reigns to his son years ago.
Casa Cuba is his return to making cigar blends. “I blended this cigar the way I used to blend Cuban tobacco,” he told Cigar Aficionado during a 2011 interview, speaking of his days when he made cigars in Tampa using then-legal Cuban tobacco.
The Casa Cuba is scheduled to come to market at the end of this month. Casa Cuba comes in boxes of 30, with sizes that take their names from Dominos, a game ingrained in Cuban culture.
There are four sizes:
- Doble Tres, 5 1/2 by 44
- Doble Cuatro, 4 1/2 by 54
- Doble Cinco, 5 by 50
- Doble Seis, 6 by 52
What makes it special: The first cigar blended by Carlos Fuente Sr. in more than 30 years. The tobacco used in this cigar will be:
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
As far as how it will taste- My Fuente rep is telling me that it will be a medium bodied cigar with the signature creamy smoke that Fuente's are known for. With a sweet tobacco smell, dry earthy flavors, and a subtle spice this is one cigar I can't wait to try.
For pre ordering and pricing information email me: Josh@DWCigars.com. I have a couple of boxes on their way, but given the demand on these cigars they will not last!