88pts Cigar Aficionado
Wrapped in a dark cover leaf, this cigar burns perfectly, producing a flaky, gray-and-black ash. Simple notes of dark chocolate and leather are followed by hints of bread, caraway seed and a malted barley finish.
Filler: Dom. Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Country: Dominican Republic
Issue: Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2019
In the early 1970’s Carlos Fuente experimented with growing tobacco in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. Carlos also worked to open a factory in the Dominican Republic, but the government made it very difficult. Referred by Angel Oliva Jr., Carlos went to Nicaragua and purchased an existing factory there. Three years into production the Nicaragua Factory employed 300 people and produced 18,000 cigars a day. Arturo Fuente passed away on February 11, 1973 at the age of 85 which inspired the creation of the Flor Fina 8-5-8 in 1975. Flor Fina 8-5-8 was created in memory of Arturo Fuente with his own special blend.