The 2009 Release of The Fuente Story
Release quantity: 1,000 boxes
Biography of Carlos Arturo Fuente is enclosed in the box.
4 cigars in each box:
     1 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario, Sun Grown
     1 Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario, Double Robusto
     1 Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros The Bull
     1 Fuente Fuente OpusX El Escorpion
Each box is serial-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

MSRP $160.00 
For customers residing in the U.S., state tobacco and sales taxes will be added. For customers residing outside the U.S., the import duty and local tobacco tax will be added.
Excerpt from The Fuente Story: Passion Behid the Tradition and Legacy

Carlos Arturo Fuente speaks to his son, Carlito, about moving their cigar factory to Dominican Republic from Tampa, Florida.

"I realized that we had to try another foreign country, "Carlos says. "This was a scary thought. We'd had some hard knocks when we tried it before.

"I was actually close to quitting. I couldn't take the pain anymore. Meanwhile, there were people who wanted to buy us out. I didn't want to sell, but I had to ask my son what his feeling was."

"Papa," Carlito replied, "this is my life. I want to stay in this business forever."

"Well," Carlos countered, "you know that we're almost broke. So we have to move. And if we go to any foreign country, it has to be as a family. I don't want any more partners. I don't want to have to deal with anybody else."

"Whatever you want, Dad." That was Carlito's answer. From that moment, their decision to move forward to a new home overseas was firmly set. And a pattern was set, too. Many times in the years to come, Carlito's energy, determination and dedication would inspire Carlos to keep pressing ahead, pushing himself, working to make the business ever stronger, and to create cigars that would be known as the ultimate in quality and flavor.

Carlito Fuente has created a new cigar, Don Arturo Gran AniverXario, in tribute to his grandfather, Arturo Fuente.

These cigars are made with the legendary wrapper leaves from Chateau de la Fuente, the birthplace of a dream.

Carlito Fuente made Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars in 2001 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1912. He planned to release Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars every year, starting in 2002, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary. However, these cigars were never released.

Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars have been aging in the Fuente aging room since 2001. These 8-year-old cigars would be shipped to retail tobacconists worldwide in the fall of 2009 to commemorate the release of his father's biography:

  The Fuente Story: Passion Behind the Tradition and Legacy

2009 is the 97th Anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company

The Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Double Robusto has been selected as one of the top 5 cigars of 2008 by Cigar Aficionado
. "The Fuente family has been making Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars since 1976, longer (by four years) than they have been making cigars in the Dominican Republic. The blend is the creation of Carlos Fuente Sr., patriarch of the family. In 2006, his son, Carlos Fuente Jr., made the Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario to celebrate the 30 years of Don Carlos cigars. He swapped out the Cameroon wrapper for the Dominican shade-grown leaf he uses on Fuente Fuente OpusX. He also boosted the cigar's power considerably. The result is a tremendously intense and complex blend - - - -."

Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario was chosen as Best of the Best by Robb Report (June 2007) . "- - - - wrapped in aged Dominican tobaccos from Château de la Fuente. The rich and oily wrapper belies the idea that a dark leaf produces a harshly strong taste; it offers a sugary-chocolate flavor. The taste of the Dominican binder and filler blend is rich and spicy, like that of a New York strip steak without sauce, and the tobacco is so well-aged and -rolled that during our blind testing, I tried to tap off an inch-long ash and it would not budge."

"And when one asks about the picturesque painted rock scorpion colorfully stretched out across a green expanse of lawn, Carlito will tell you that Scorpio was the astrological birth sign of his grandfather Arturo, born on November 18th. Perhaps not by chance, this was also the date the very first boxes of Fuente Fuente OpusX were shipped to America.

Next to Scorpio is another symbol, Taurus the Bull, the astrological sign shared by Carlito and his father, Don Carlos. Both have birth dates only seven days apart, a unification of their spirit that embodies this enchanted land.

Indeed, the stars were aligned when Chateau de la Fuente was created."

Excerpt from Journey to Chateau de la Fuente

FFOX The Lost City
Box of 10 cigars
Don Carlos
Edicion de Aniversario