This is a limited edition cigar in the line, and was limited to 10,000 cigars when released in 2011. The cigars were released in 25 count boxes, and the proceeds went to charity. The secondary band shows the name of Joe Mantegna. As most of you may know Joe Mantegna has been in The Godfather: Part III, but I always remember his role in Airheads, which is an absolute classic. Mr. Mantegna is an avid cigar smoker, so it seemed fitting that he release a cigar with his name on it. When I think of celebrities and OpusX, I think of Sylvester Stalone, Andy Garcia and Joe Mantegna. Like Garcia, Mantegna has teamed up with Prometheus to release a charitable cigar.
The first third begins showing some lovely summer flavors, and I can definitely get that great Dominican tobacco flavor profile. There is a nice bit of leather to the cigar, and it is accompanied by some pepper and spice notes. There is a minor bit of grass and wood with that, and I am getting a creamy and sweet finish with some citrus peels here and there. It is fairly light, a little bit below medium in body, the ash is beautiful along side the wrapper. The burn line is a little wavy with the cigar, but it is producing this solid ash that is at the same time slightly flaky. It is a complex first third, and with the slight pressed shape it was really entertaining.
|Nice Triple Cap|
|A lil uneven|
|Robusto Gordo JM|