The Casa Cuba was a new blend that was given to the factory by phone from Carols Fuente Sr. before he passed away in 2016. It’s a cigar that is very limited and the only way retailers can get them is based on how much they order at the annual IPCPR trade show.
Cigar: Casa Cuba
Length: 6 1/8″
Ring Gauge: 47
Vitola: Corona Gorda (Divine Inspiration)
The Look: Packaged in stained wood cabinet style boxes the cigars are layered horizontally instead of vertically. These 30 count boxes feature a cigar with a gorgeous red, cream, gold and black band that look the same as the regular Casa Cuba release. As for the cigar, the wrapper won’t win any awards. Quite frankly, it is sickly looking as it lacks uniformity in its coloring. In the hand the cigar has a subtle press to it from being in the box and its well packed.
The Notes: The cold draw of the Casa Cuba gets even better with age. But for today’s review we will smoke one from the 2017 release. There are notes of cinnamon and cream. I have a few cigars from last years release in my personal collection and its even more enjoyable. The nose off the foot of the cigar is rich molasses and maple. Once we light up the Divine Inspiration there are earthy notes with a touch of cedar and as the first third progresses there is a hint of cinnamon and a maple like retrohale.
In the second third of the cigar there are some hints of wheat along with cinnamon notes that puts this cigar in my comfort zone. Around the half way point some hints of pecans make an appearance with a smooth creamy finish. The retrohale continues to add maple and spice to the finish.
The last third sees the fuente blended cigar develop hints of caramel with continued maple notes especially on the retrohale. The cigar is rounded out with touches of cedar and wheat.
The Finish: Aging sems to be a common theme of limited release Fuente cigars. While the Casa Cuba Divine Inspiration is ready to smoke right out of the box, if you have the patience to sit on these, they are even better and well worth the wait.
Price: $8.99 /$249.99