Fuente Magnum R 44 Cigar Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Rosado Sungrown
Binder & Filler: Dominican

This has been one of my favorite go to cigars this year. I adore most anything Fuente makes, however this one has been standing out to me, especially when you consider the price. It’s a hidden gem it seems as I don’t think it gets enough attention, but hopefully plenty of appreciation for those who have smoked and enjoyed it.

The Magnum R is a solid medium bodied cigar. The strength is on the milder side of medium and the flavor is on the medium to fuller side. I love it when flavor is more prominent than strength, and you can very clearly see that happening in this smoke. It is a wonderful balance that both mild smokers and full bodied smokers can enjoy alike.

As I smoke this cigar I get notes of wood, nuts, a slight sweetness and a bit of earth. There are some other nuances playing in that balance out the cigar very well, as if to tell a wonderful story. In this video I am smoking the Magnum R 44 which has a 44 ring gauge; it is the most recent size addition the the Magnum R line and has quickly become my favorite vitola in the line. If you prefer a larger ring gauge then you will also find those options available.

The sweetness is just enough, and I’ve been curious to play around with some pairings. Belgian beers come to mind. I’m also curious to bring out the subtle spice notes within the cigar by perhaps pairing it with a rye whisky. I’m thinking aloud here, but with the warmer weather I’m currently leaning towards a beer pairing or cocktail pairing. The beauty of a go to cigar is that it allows you the opportunity to experiment with many different pairing options! I’ll have more updates for you as I continue to explore them.

Many of us have go to cigars, do you also have go to pairings? I’d love to here what your favorite selection is to compliment your cigars.

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  1. Tee
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 17:40:28

    Great review. Can’t wait for more cocktail pairings. Thanks Theresa.

  2. José Araújo
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 13:19:06

    Hello Teresa (this is your name here in Portugal)
    A long time fan of your Blog.
    Great reviews, great knowledge, great clothes and great pairings for cigars.
    May i suggest two of my favorite pairings?
    The first one is, of course, Port wine.
    For me, is one of the most famous cigar companion.
    The second one is coffee.
    We have a great tradition of sip small cups full of dark expresso.
    But the most important thing is to simply enjoy the best things life has to offer.
    And share with your best friends.
    Keep writing and posting…
    (Sorry for my bad english).
    Best regards
    José Araújo

  3. Tim Campbell
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 18:48:40

    Just found your blog and have to say having a `smoking hot chick`share her insights is kind of cool. Pairings are tough for me. I have come recently to loose tea and have been experimenting with oolong teas and some herbals ones such as Rooibus & chocolate and honey-bush. Of course a good wine or beer is also go great. I love the Islay scotches of my ancestors but the cost here in Canada can be a little extreme.

    I try for a complementary match. The stronger the cigar , the stronger the drink but have not decided if this is the best course yet. The good news is the journey is the best part.

    Keep up the great work.

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