Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 27 May 2013

User Rating: / 3

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altWe are mixing a big popular brand with a Key West-based boutique brand for today’s cigar reviews on  Let’s see how the Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012 and the Island Cigar Factory Dual Wrap pan out.

Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012

I’ve smoked some cigars with pretty interesting names in the recent past, such as the Room101 Big Delicious, Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan, and the Kinky Friedman Kinkycristo, just to name a few.  On the opposite end of that spectrum is the Unnamed Reserve 2012 from Arturo Fuente.  It began shipping around the end of last year to select retailers, and was distributed in very limited amounts.  Think of it as the 2012 version of the previous ForbiddenX 13 from Fuente.  Will the Unnamed Reserve make a name for itself?  I am about to find out.

The Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012 measures 5 3/4 x 48.  It comes in a Corona Gorda format and has a filler and binder made up of Dominican tobaccos.  The filler is supposedly the same as the one used in Don Carlos cigars.  Capping off the cigar is a Sun Grown Rosado wrapper.  The strength of the Unnamed Reserve 2012 is listed as medium-bodied.

The Unnamed Reserve 2012 definitely sports the look of a premium cigar.  It has top-notch presentation thanks to the pair of bands that adorn its body.  The simple red band at the foot catches the eye, and the band near the head displays the Fuente name and logo over a red, black, and gold color scheme.  The cigar’s wrapper is dark and toothy.  There’s some oil on the surface.  The Unnamed Reserva 2012 feels firm to the touch, with only a bit of give.  A nice aroma of wood is detected prior to lighting, while the cold taste is sweet.

After lighting the Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012 with ease, it sports a perfect draw.  The solid ash is dark gray in color.  In fact, it’s as dark of an ash that I have seen in quite some time.  The burn is as good as I could have expected and requires absolutely no maintenance help from my lighter in the form of touch-ups or re-lights.  This is how a premium cigar should burn.



0 # Unnamed Reservefuelie95 2013-05-29 10:53
Agree with this review. Wonderful cigar and I was quite surprised as far as how well it tasted and smoked! Not an extreme AF fan but this is a winner!

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