|Rosado Sungrown Magnum|
The Magnum R line features a unique wrapper that has been aged for nearly a decade and is a rare and delicate leaf. It is from Ecuador and is culled from lower primings. It is an exclusive leaf for Arturo Fuente and is Rosado Sungrown. Underneath that wrapper is a blend of Dominican fillers and a Dominican binder leaf. Like all Fuente Cigars it is made in the Dominican Republic, and this size is the fifth installment to the original four vitolas in the line. The cigar bears the name R44 and measures 5" with a 44 ring gauge. That is the information from the Fuente website, on other sites I have seen that it measures 4 7/8" with a 47 ring gauge. This is the latest line from Arturo Fuente, and since its release has made huge waves. The cigar is meant to be light in strength but full in flavors, and that is something that is very challenging as a cigar, but when done well is amazing.
|Ecuadorian Rosado Sungrown|
The cigar begins by showing some lovely light grass and hay flavors. There is a nice bit of cedar present there as well, and I am getting some coffee bean and spices as well. It has a nice complexity and flavor profile, and remains fairly soft in terms of strength as well. It is definitely a complex cigar, and I am finding the flavors to play off of each other wonderfully. The cigar is burning wonderfully, leaving a nice even burn line, and it has a cool draw with a nice bit of smoke. The ash to the cigar is very light in coloring, and has a light gray color that is remaining firmly on the cigar. I am finding the strength of the cigar to be just under medium in body and it is a cigar that is great to start the day off to. It is not small enough to be an everyday morning smoke, but great for the weekends.
I know I gravitate towards smaller cigars anytime of year, but in the winter it is a perfect time to grab something that is smaller in size because of the weather. There are so many smokers who continue to grab large cigars in the winter time when it is cold outside and never finish smoking a cigar because it gets too cold outside. What they need to do is grab a cigar smaller in size so that they can really enjoy the whole cigar. This is a great example of a smaller ring gauge and shorter cigar that offers a great flavor profile and a strength level that all smokers could enjoy. I know I will be reaching for more of these cigars, rather than the larger smokes in the line, and find these to be my morning smoke in the summers. I give this smoke a solid 91 and found it to be a great find at Havana Phil's that I did not notice earlier.