– Cigar Aficionado
“A softly pressed corona that is silky to the touch. Notes of tea and vanilla build to heartier intonations of earthy carob chips and a cinnamon finish.”
About the Cigar:
The term “Angel’s Share” is used in the wine making process. Wine makers often use oak barrels to store their wine during the aging process. When the wine ages for long periods of time, some of it will evaporate from the barrel. The evaporated wine is called the Angel’s Share, alluding to the belief that the guardian angels that watch over the wine, sample it and give their blessings.
Since we lost so much priceless, aged tobacco during the fire in 2012, the inspiration for this cigar came from that exact term. The warehouses that burned down contained tobacco that had been aging since the late 40’s and 50’s. The Fuente family was saving it for the special, 100 year anniversary. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be as the fire consumed much of the precious tobacco. It made the family extremely sad and depressed, but out of that came the Angel’s Share cigar. From this it is implied that the Angels enjoyed the enticing aroma from the tobacco that burned in the barns, but in turn, gave their blessings to the Fuente family for future successful endeavors.
The Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share uses a wrapper from the middle priming of the tobacco plant as opposed to the top priming from which Fuente Fuente OpusX are typically made. Carlos Fuente Jr. focuses more on this part of the plant, which he believes is where most of the heart and flavor is.