After years in the making, the Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Destino al Siglo was master blended to commemorate the company’s 100 year anniversary.. Made with wrappers from Chateau de la Fuente, this line of cigars uses a Habano seed rather than the Corojo seed used to make Opus X. The cigar is described as a full-flavor, robust smoke. I recently purchased a sampler pack from Two Guys Smoke Shop in which this cigar was a part of.
Cigar: Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo
Size: 6 1/8 x 47 (de Familias)
Wrapper: Dominican Habano
Binder: Not Disclosed
Filler: Not Disclosed
The Look: The wrapper of the of the Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Destino al Siglo has a gorgeous rich looking brown wrapper similar to the color of mocha. The cigar has two bands, and the elaborate primary band has colored of gold, blue, red and a family portrait. The secondary band is blue and gold with accents of black. You can’t smoke the band, but it really does add to the cigar in this case. In the hand the cigar has a typical weight for the size and is well packed.
The Notes: The aroma off the cigar as it sits on my computer is intoxicating. Before I clip the cap, the foot of the cigar serves up notes of cinnamon and figs. The cold draw of the cigar reminds me of apple pie. There are notes of baked apple and cinnamon. It is warm and inviting, and if I never light the cigar I could be happy to enjoy this as is.
Once the cigar is lit there is a note of nuts and faint wisp of cinnamon. There is a subtle spice through the nose and notes of sweetness. If you don’t retrohale this cigar is a perfect example of why you should. As the first third comes to a close there is a sweetness that compares to rum and I can’t help but think this would pair perfectly with some Ron Zafra.
In the second third of the Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Destino al Siglo the notes of rum continue to build in intensity. The finish has some notes of cinnamon and maple making this complex cigar and enjoyable one to say the least. As the second third comes to a close, the maple notes become more dominant as they are complimented by the aroma of the cigar.
In the last third of the Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Destino al Siglo the wood notes become more of an oak though the aroma of the cigar has the sweetness of maple. There is a continued nut profile with hints of cinnamon on the finish.
The Burn: The Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Destino al Siglo has one of the thinest burn lines I’ve seen on a cigar, denoting the well aged wrapper that adorns this masterpiece. The ash which was light in color held on for close to a quarter of the cigar at a time. The draw of the cigar had a slight resistance which falls perfectly into my wheelhouse.
The Finish: The purchase of this sampler pack turned out to be money well spent between this and the Unnamed Reserve 2014. Easily detectable notes that tantalized the palate I can only image how these will get with age on them. Definitely a cigar for the true connoisseur the only draw back is the fact that they are released in such a limited fashion.