Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 4 7/8 x 40
Wrapper: Natural
Strength: Full

M.S.R.P: $8.00/Stick +State Tax – Gougers charge in the $20.00+ range because of rarity

Where to Buy: Tinderbox, Cigars.com, Cigars Direct

My Rating: 3.75 Stars

This cigar was given to me by a Secret Santa on one of the forums I frequent. I have never had the Perfection #5 so i was so excited when i opened the package and saw it sitting there.

The cigar was flawless at first glance, i didn’t see any veins in the wrapper and when i held the foot up to my nose the smell was earthy and spicy. On the initial light of the cigar i toasted the foot with my new Xikar lighter that was given to me from my Secret Santa and i got wonderful scents of floral and spice.

The first 3rd of the cigar was powerful with earthy notes and some leather, i couldn’t help but notice the bad burn on this cigar though. I kept having to light around the edges because of burn issues. I would never expect this from an Opus X but i was experiencing it. Unfortunately it continued through the whole cigar. It produced a lot of white smoke and had good spice and earthy tones but I couldn’t get past the burn issues. For a cigar that is world renowned and sought after by so many people Funete has some issues to attend to.

  1. mike says:

    Yo! I totally disagree with you view on the opus x no. 5. I have smoked well over 500 of them and have never had your issue. I find it to be the only cigar in the world that keeps the same consistency as the padron 35. Try it again.

  2. niko says:

    Well if I had access to 500 of these rare cigars I may have a chance to “try it again” as you say. Unfortunately unless you want to send me some I don’t have easy access to them.

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