Today I decided to light up an Arturo Fuente Shark that has been resting in my humidor since December. This cigar has been kept at 64%/68F. There was a little breeze outside so I thought was the perfect day for this review.
This cigar is really interesting to look at. The unusual shape plus the dark brown wrapper is something to admire. I can see fine veins and the wrapper feels toothy. There are some small light stains in the wrapper that look like glue which I thought was a sloppy finish for a cigar at this price range. Pre-draw smell of wood and cognac. I used my Xikar to cut about 1/4 of the tip. Pre-light I can still taste wood and cognac.
The first third reveals a mild sweetness with wood and chocolate flavors. There is minimal spice and the flavors remain in my mouth for some time. Draw was perfect.
The second reveals an increase in spiceness with some cinnamon notes. There is still some cedar notes. The sweetness has decreased and now I can taste black pepper. This flavor profile remains for the last third.
Impression: The smoke was extremely pleasurable. The flavor profile is very nice with subtle sweetness and enough spice. I would say is a medium-medium full smoke with nice complexity. The ash is white and it holds for more than an inch. The burn line is wavy but nothing of concern. It is definitively a very good cigar but expensive and HTF. Comments are welcome.