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Opus X Angel's Share MSRP & Reference
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:56 AM
Cigar name: Opus X Angel's Share
Wrapper: Opus X rosado (see below)
Binder: Opus X rosado
Filler: tweaked Opus X blend (milder, sweeter)
Released: not yet...
Notes: The term "Angel's Share" is used during the wine making process. Wine makers often use oak barrels to store their wine during the aging process. When the wine ages for long periods of time, some of it will evaporate from the barrel. The evaporated wine is called the Angel's Share, alluding to the believe that the guardian angels that watch over the wine sample it and give it their blessings.
The Opus X Angel's share cigar is a variant of the Opus X cigar blend, but with a sweeter, milder profile to it. The Opus X rosado wrapper used for the Angel's Share cigars is from the center of the plant, and it is the sweetest part of the wrapper, the 3rd primming. This is the same wrapper that is used on the Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario cigars.
The band used on this cigar is similar to the Forbidden X band, but with a red background behind a X, as well as other subtle changes. It's very likely that this band is not the final, actual band that will be used for the Opus X Angel's Share.
Excerpt from an interview Carlito did regarding these cigars:
The Fuentes weren't showing off much new stuff; instead Carlito and his father are focused on next year when the family marks 100 years in the business. They are planning for a special Opus X called "Angel's Share," a project for which they've been putting aside Opus X tobacco for a long time. According to Carlito, for years, people wanted the dark Rosado wrapper on the Opus X. But, he says, there can be a better wrapper. "The heart of the tobacco plant has the best tobacco; it is much lighter in color and sweeter than the top. We have been sitting on this tobacco for years and only now have we made cigars with it. The taste is amazing," he says. "The Angel's Share will have a white band and the idea is [that] the smoke goes up to heaven—it is the 'angel's share' of the smoke. A percentage of the sales of these cigars will help the children from our foundation go to different colleges." Fuente says it is all part of the family's upcoming Destino Siglo ("destiny to the century") series.
More info coming when these are released...
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