This stick has been kicking around in my humi for a long time, and while, as a rule, I think that Fuente makes great products, and agree with the online opinion that they make a consistently good smokes, this little stick always struck me as the runt - a little lost, neglected, distant Fuente cousin perhaps... maybe mocked by its finer, straighter, shinier kin and forgotten in a south american tropical suburb.
There is a reason that despite my liking of all things Fuente, this little stick that could, could just not get picked by me, until tonight when by chance or fate it had fought its way to the top center and ready for the plucking.
I have no recollection where it came from or really what it is, and I being too green to know all the lines as yet (let me know your guesses) can't place it or look up the specs.
It is a 6.5 x about 40. The wrapper was blotchy, uneven, toothy, nah, a shade darker than natural but lighter than maduro - texture was coarse - with no a hope of oily simmer - this stick is several bloodlinies away from its proud and gleaming relatives.
The draw was very lose but overall the smoke was pleasant. A little rough in the second half and near unsmokeable after the first relight.
Dispite its challeneges in life, it was pleasant overall - Being Fuente whatever I paid for it was probably too much (unless it was one of the sticks I got in the famed local Albertsons humidor $1 clearout of '03, then I probably got a bargain).
Flavor was medium overall and was one of those smokes that have no defineable flavors aside from cigar flavored. Wrapper was also very veiny and the band looked cheap.
I would give it a generous 82, after all, I too am but a portion of my potential and heritage and hope that one day someone might pick me, and after a brief and mediocre fling, judge me favorably and move on.