Written by Puff Staff

Friday, 11 March 2011

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fuenteanejpic1 Hello once again and welcome to yet another edition of cigar reviews on If you like quality cigars with plenty of complexity, we have two reviews today that you will want to take a look at. The first review covers the rare Anejo No. 77 Shark from Arturo Fuente, and the second covers the solid Illusione MK Teaching Machine.

Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 77 Shark

Arturo Fuente's Anejo line is another from the brand that is exclusive and expensive. The Anejo No. 77 Shark is one of the most famous cigar shapes around. Its unique shape combined with the exclusivity of the Anejo line has made it a hit among cigar fans.

The Shark is a Torpedo with a rounded Parejo shape at the head that eventually morphs into a square-pressed shape at the foot. The cigar measures 5 7/8 inches long, and it has a ring gauge that widens from 50 near its head to 64 at its foot. Five other shapes are offered in the Anejo line, and each is named after its ring gauge: the No. 46, No. 48, No. 49, No. 50, and No. 55. The Anejo Shark's filler and binder are Dominican, and it is completed by a special five-year old Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper that's aged in Cognac barrels. Strength-wise, the cigar is listed as full-bodied.

Fuente did a great job with the Shark's presentation. The red bands near the head and foot look great against the oily, dark wrapper. The Shark looks as if it was a chore to make, but, as usual, Fuente succeeded in producing a cigar with solid construction. Some minor veins are visible, but no other imperfections are there. To the touch, the Shark feels quite firm. The pre-light combination of a spicy aroma and a sweet cold taste offer an inviting preview of what's to come.

After lighting, the Anejo No. 77 burns without any issues. The ash is solid, and its white color looks great against the dark wrapper. The draw is easy, and there's a nice volume of smoke as well. There are no touch-ups required. The same holds true for re-lights, as the cigar stays lit on its own until the very end.



0 # Very good cigar for the moneyRC 2011-03-13 10:45
Bought some of these based on the review here and they are pretty good. They are up there with some of my other favorites such as the Bolivar Dominican, Excalibur 1066 and others. They are a very good smoke for the money and I am always looking for good cigars at reasonable prices. I also purchased a double cigar holder for $11.95 with shipping included, and now I don’t lose any cigars on the golf course and am a very happy camper!

Just my $0.02 worth.


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