The May 2011 Release of The Fuente Story

The May 2011 Release of The Fuente Story     
In commemoration of the 99th anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company, 1,912 boxes of the May 2011 release of The Fuente Story were shipped to the authorized Fuente Aged Selection dealers worldwide.

The May 2011 release of The Fuente Story came with the biography of Carlos Fuente Sr., and 4 rare vintage Fuente Aged Selection cigars:

1 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario, Natural - 46 x 6 5/16 in (18 mm x 160)
1 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario, Sun Grown - 44 x 6 3/16 in (17 mm x 156)
1 Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario, Double Robusto - 52 x 5 3/4 in (20 mm x 146)
1 Fuente Fuente OpusX, Tauros The Bull - 56 x 6 in (21 mm x 153)

The above cigars came in the limited edition Fuente Story travel humidor produced by Prometheus (shiny black finish, humidifier not included). If you would like to purchase the humidifier, please visit:

Release Quantity: 1,912

Ship Date: May 2011

MSRP $160.00

The MSRP will vary, depending on the tobacco tax and import duty rates in the state or country where the authorized Fuente Aged Selection dealer is located. For customers residing in the U.S., there will be state tobacco and sales taxes. For customers residing outside the U.S., the import duty and local tobacco tax will be added. 

Carlito Fuente 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 except the limited releases in 2008 and 2009:

                          Release 2008 (9,216 cigars)
                          Release 2009 (1,000 cigars)
Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars were shipped to authorized Fuente Aged Selection dealers worldwide last May to commemorate the 99th anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company and the release of his father's biography:

  The Fuente Story: Passion Behind the Tradition and Legacy

Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Natural
: Like the creation of an adventurous master chef, the Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Natural blends a wide variety of flavors into a mellifluous, consistent whole. It starts with the tangy tastes of citrus and apples, and slowly becomes more savory and peppery as it burns—just as a perfect entrée reveals multiple flavors as you sample more bites.

Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Sun Grown: The Sun Grown builds on the Gran AniverXario Natural’s broad flavor palette, adding more potent tastes of pepper, cinnamon and other spices. Its more intense taste blends well with flavorful beverages such as single-malt scotches, small-batch bourbons and even black coffee.

The Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Double Robusto was 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."

Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario, Double Robusto 2006
: Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario cigars are revered for classic, aged flavor; to this tradition, the 2006 Double Robusto adds subtle, exotic flavors and aromas. Hints of Middle Eastern spices such as cardamom and nutmeg accent the Double Robusto’s smooth, leathery taste. A faint, fresh suggestion of pine bark gives the Double Robusto an intriguing, memorable aroma.
"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 Tauros the Bull was released last in the 2008 edition of "Fuente Fuente OpusX for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation" (aka Opus22) and the 2009 edition of The Fuente Story.

                          Release 2008 (500 cigars)
                          Release 2009 (1,000 cigars)

Fuente Fuente OpusX 2007 Tauros the Bull
: As with all OpusX cigars, a Dominican wrapper from the legendary Chateau de la Fuente gives Tauros the Bull a truly incomparable and inimitable flavor. The mellowest, easiest-smoking OpusX yet, Tauros the Bull has the refined yet robust flavor of filet mignon with just a light dusting of white pepper. This is the Opus X that suits any occasion or any time of day.

Limited Edition Humidors
2010 CFCF
2009 Lost City
2008 Fuente Story
2006 Don Carlos
2002 FFOX
2000 FFOX