It’s that time of year when all the super rare stuff comes out from a multitude of companies such as Drew Estate and Arturo Fuente. Site sponsor 2GuysCigars.com got their holiday shipment and we have put together a pack of some of these super rarities which can be seen at the end of the post. Perhaps the most intriguing to me was a cigar I never had before, the Unnamed Reserve.
Not much detail is known on the blend as it is kept top-secret by the Fuente family, but this years edition is a 6 x 60.
Cigar: Fuente Unnamed Reserve
Size: 6 x 60 (2014 Edition)
Wrapper: Not Disclosed
Binder: Not Disclosed
Filler: Not Disclosed
Source: Two Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: The cigar features a light-colored wrapper similar in share to that of the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Natural. The stick is soft pressed and features a red ribbon at the foot. The roll of the cigar is to near perfection with a perfectly placed cap. In the hand the cigar is firm and feels heavier than most 6 x 60 cigars on the market. The cigar has a well packed foot and features the class Fuente band of gold black and red.
The Notes: The cold draw of the Unnamed Reserve 2014 from Fuente has a sweetness on the cold draw of the cigar and the foot reveals a slight touch of molasses to the nose. Once the cigar is lit there are notes of warm butterscotch with earth and a slight pepper.
Moving into the first third of the cigar the notes of butterscotch really begin to shine with some hints of molasses and maple. I am really quite impressed with he sweetness of the cigar and the slightest hints of strength.
In the second third of the Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2014 the cigar begins to transition from the sweetness to more earthy notes. There is some grass that is reminiscent of the morning dew along with a hint of citrus that borders on orange rind. The sweetness is more of an afterthought on the finish that is nice and short.
The last third of the Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2014 has some notes that remind me of the aroma off a barbecue with a steak approaching a level of perfection. There is still a mix of earth notes, and the occasional sweetness but the finish is nutty.
The Burn: The cigar burns like a champ and smokes slow and cool. The draw which seamed tough before the light opened up to a level of perfection once the foot was toasted and lit. The light color ash held for an inch and a half at a time and the burn line was thin.
The Finish: I think I am finally getting use to the 60 ring cigars, but I am sure the soft box press has something to do with this. The cigar has a wonderful flavor profile and smoked for almost two hours. Definitely a rare cigar worthy of a purchase or two and two guys have allowed us to put together the sample below. Just click on it and you’ll be taken to the store.