Our Score (3.5 / 5)


  • RH – 70% for 2 Days
  • MSRP – $13.50
  • Smoke Time – 1 Hour and 35 minutes
  • Wrapper – Dominican Chateau de la Fuente Rosado
  • Year Released – 2018
  • Binder – Dominican
  • Filler – Dominican
  • Length – 7.5
  • Ring Gauge – 44
  • Vitola – Lonsdale

Initial Reactions and Appearance

Opus X Perfecxion 888’s wrapper has a nice medium-dark color, and the pointed end of the lonsdale shape is quite appealing. The cigar itself smells very earthy, and the unlit draw provides a similar earthy taste with a bit of sweetness as well.

First Third

The first few puffs of Opus X Perfecxion 888 are incredibly smooth—even on the retrohale. Aside from a little bit of cocoa, there’s not much going on at the start of the first third. A little bit of pepper builds on the retrohale, but the smoke is still ultra-smooth and the draw is really good. As the smoke continues, a little bit of chocolate appears, and the flavors turn spicy and sweet. The flavors remain subtle, but the delightful chocolate taste is still present. The burn on the first third is nothing less than perfect.

Second Third

At the beginning of the second third, the chocolate flavor builds. Opus X Perfecxion 888 has a really nice spiciness to it, and the smoke is pleasant throughout. Nothing over the top.

Final Third

Similar to the second third, the final third of Opus X Perfecxion 888 has some spice on the retrohale and some subtle chocolate flavors.

Would I Smoke Opus X Perfecxion 888 Again?

Yes. Opus X Perfecxion 888 is a quality cigar—it just needs more time to age. I’m going to revisit Opus X Perfecxion 888 again in about a year to see how things change.

 

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