Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars are some of the rarest, most sought after cigars in the world, a fact that is validated by Cigar Aficionado. Opus X cigars are Dominican Puro cigars, which is something that is extremely hard to do, but that didn’t stop Arturo Fuente to create one of the first ultra-premium cigars. Opus X cigars are also unique in that they have been used as somewhat of a marketing tool for Arturo Fuente. There are a plethora of different shapes and sizes of Opus X cigars that were made in limited quality. Some examples of these are the Opus X Dan Marino Football Cigar, a astounding 6 x 160 (yes, 160) cigar that is shaped like a football, with laces and all. The Sammy Sosa Baseball Bat cigar is shaped like a baseball bat, and Opus X has also made a variety of culebra (which means snake in Spanish) cigars, as well as various cigars for celebrities such as the Opus X Trump Tower and the Opus X Crowning Glory (for Pope John Paul II). Although these Opus X cigars were made in extremely limited quantities (some less than a full box), the regular Opus X line is almost just as hard to get your hands on. Retailing at above thirty dollars a stick, most who question the quality of an Opus X cigar have yet to try one.
Opus X cigars have a silky, Rosado wrapper that is grown on Fuente’s organic tobacco plantation, Chateau de la Fuente. Located in a remote region in the Dominican Republic, this tobacco farm is situated in a tropical river valley, which makes for ideal growing conditions. In the early 1990's, when the Fuente family began planting their first crop of this exquisite wrapper, there were many skeptics in the cigar industry who thought it couldn’t be done. There had been many previous attempts to grow such a wrapper in the Dominican Republic, and all had failed. The Fuente family knew what they were doing, and they achieved the impossible. The original name for the tobacco crop was Project X, and the Fuente family chose the word Opus to describe the unique wrapper. The word opus resonated with Carlos Fuente Jr. because he stated that, “...the word ‘opus’- meaning creative work, masterpiece, a work of a life time. It was perfect.”
Opus X cigars are medium-full bodied cigars, and although strong, are not overpowering. They are very smooth cigars that can be described as having hints of spice, but an overall creaminess to them. We here at BestCigarPrices.com do indeed carry the full line of Opus X cigars (minus the big boys described above), but as you know, they are extremely rare and hard to find. We do our best to get our hands on any box of Opus X that we can find. We encourage you to place your order for any Opus X that you desire, by calling us toll free at 1-888-41-CIGAR and speaking to any one of our friendly and knowledgeable aficionados.