Unless you've been holed up underneath a rock, there's no doubt you've heard the words 'Opus X' quoted at least a billion times. Hype or not, the Fuente Fuente Opus X is one of the rarest, and most heavily sought cigars the world has to offer.
The Opus X Lost City was made with rare tobaccos grown on Chateau de la Fuente during the off-season for crop production, tobaccos that have been aging for 5 years prior to production. Made with 100% Dominican-grown tobaccos, this Puro features dark Dominican wrappers and an eventful blend of Dominican long-fillers. The result is a bold, creamy smoke with robust flavors delivered in a mild, and smooth fashion complemented by a deep, cedary aroma. Rare, no doubt. Pricey, but worth it. Special, absolutely.
“I'm a big fan of Fuente Funete Opus X and have smoked literally hundreds of them over the last 15 years. I always have at least a half dozen aging in my humidor and would say it's one of my favorite cigars. In my opinion the Opus X Lost City is not a great extention of the line. It's okay, but not great. I have smoked about 6 on them and even aged one for two years before smoking it and they just don't do it for me. Maybe they blow away others, but to me the price is outrageous for what you get. I'll spend the dough on a regular Opus X any day, but not the Lost City. There are too many other high end cigars out there that are worth the money.”
JS of Fleetwood, PA
“The Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City.....are you kidding me?
Talk about pricy. I mean it's ridiculous. It's an average tasting cigar.”
VB of San Francisco, CA
“I am about to commit cigar heresy, but I think the FF Opus X and the FFOXLC are the most overrated cigars. They have decent spice, body, and complexity, and yes, they are well made, but compared to the God of Fire or Sencillo Black this is just an underwhelming, unimpressive, and very expensive waste. Save some money and buy something else.”
JM of Hastings, NE
“I tried one of these on a vacation in Las Vegas. Good cigar but doesn't deserve the price tag it carries. It isn't a complex smoke whatsoever, flavor profile is limited.”
RE of Springfield, NJ
“I was very excited to smoke this cigar, only to be underwhelmed by it... not worth the price, not worth the hype. It was a pretty bland tasting cigar. If you're looking for a full bodied cigar with great flavor, I recommend the La Gloria Cubana Serie R #7.”
“I agree with the other reviews. The price tag is not worth the cigar. I even traveled to the DR and bought the Opus X directly from the Fuente lounge in Santo Domingo (nice cigar bar). I brought ten of them back and aged them: big disappointment. I mean, they are an okay cigar, but for that price?? Get real. I've paid much less and enjoyed other DR cigars with much better flavor. Cubans are far more complex and tasty, and for less money. But as long as people keep paying, Fuente will keep charging those absurd prices.”
JL of Las Cruces, NM
“I have to agree with the others here that the Lost City just doesn't seem to measure up. I've been a fan of Opus X as a 'special occasion" cigar for many years and was excited to find some available for online purchase...but, based on a sample of 3, I'm disappointed. The cigar doesn't measure up to the rest of the line...a little hard on the draw and just not a stand-out cigar given the high price. I'm hoping more aging will help but based on what I've read here, I'm not too optimistic.”
BT of Madison, WI
“Yeah I have tried my fair share of Opus X. Nothing special. I think these cigars are like the certain brand name shoes or clothing. People pay more because of the brand and packaging. I just had a EP Carrillo last night (torpedo) that reminded me of an Opus X almost to the tee (Minus the nicotine strength). Cannot see what the fuss and price is all about. I would prefer the Fuente Anejo or the regular Fuente over the Opus X any day of the week. Flavors are just not impressive to me.”