Thursday, April 26, 2007

Next Time You're in Vegas (Part 1)

Pick up some of these cigars for me!

Cigar name: Casa Fuente cigars
aka: "Casa's"
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: unknown
Filler: Casa Fuente blend (tweaked Opus X blend)
Released: 2005
Quantity: limited to Casa Fuente
The Casa Fuente cigars are sold only at the Casa Fuente store (a joint venture of Robert Levin from Holts and the Fuentes), located in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.The blend originally started out as an Opus X blend, but was changed somewhat from that initial profile. It boasts a Cameroon wrapper grown from the original Cameroon seeds planted by Rick Meerapfel.
Credit to Vitolas.net
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Take it from the Robb Report:
Best Of The Best 2006: Extraordinarily Exclusive
Richard Carleton Hacker
06/01/2006
Smoking the Casa Fuente is as enjoyable as visiting the cigar’s namesake boutique and lounge, which the Fuente family opened in 2005 at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The contents of the Cameroon leaf–wrapped blend remain a secret, but the cigar has a familiar mellow taste and peppery undercurrent that suggest the tobaccos likely come from the same Ch√Ęteau de la Fuente farm as the leaf used in the highly acclaimed OpusX.
“We have people who fly into Las Vegas and come directly here with a shopping list of the sizes they want,” says Casa Fuente manager Michael Fayerverger. “Then, very often, they’ll get right back on the plane without ever stopping at a casino.”
After tasting the cigar, few of our panelists would dare question the value of such a trip.
--Robb Report
In case you're wondering, yes, I have smoked one. That's why I'm longing for more!
In Part 2, next week, I'll focus on the store itself.