Size: 6 x 47 Wrapper: Cameroon Binder and Filler: Dominican Strength: Medium Price:
Behind The Stick:
Being among one of the greatest cigar names in the cigar world is no easy feat, yet continuing that recognition and being held as one of the most consistent and sought after cigars - takes skill, expertise and just a little bit of luck. Some have considered the 8-5-8 to be a cigar that other cigars should look up to, not only in terms of construction and the flavor profile it provides, but because of the low cost associated with these cigars. With all these good things to say - lets see if the cigar lives up to it!
Even though this is not their flagship "Opus X" there is a level of care and consideration that these cigar just seem to boast - even being thousands of miles away from where they were made. Evenly packed from head to foot, the light brown wrapper clings to the cigar and only shows a thin line where the wrapper overlays on itself. Clipped easy and took to flame like a champ - not much more you can ask for!
The Cameroon wrapper and Dominican binder and filler give this cigar a different character than their Dominican Puro's but I have to admit, I like it! The cigar starts off with a mild and light combination of natural tobacco mixed with cedar and just a hint or two of this sweet, almost honey like quality. The retrohale gives way to the Cameroon profile that we know and love, creamy and cirtusy over a peppery spice that reminds me of the kitchen. The last third never turned bitter but the last inch or so of its life did give way to a 'darker' flavor profile which some will love.
When it comes to the Arturo Fuente name - in my opinion it is hard to do much better. The Dominican tobacco used has got to be some of the highest quality and best tasting I have ever had - added to this is the Cameroon wrapper that adds a spicy sweetness that pairs with the rest of the blend perfectly. The cigars lit easily, produced large amounts of smoke and the most important thing - the price - is just right only at BuyDiscountCigars.com ! Be sure to pick up your box today!