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I think you are right in some regards
The Cuban LE are typically high priced and bat like .125 vs the opus which are the same .500
all the time


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I’ve smoked and still own a number of the different OpusXs at various ages.   I just went through the line when inspired by a member who posted about going to an event a few weeks ago.  My 2 cents:

- Regular line is a good cigar, but overpriced for what they are.  They age nicely and at 7+ years they hit their stride.

- Lost City is again a solid cigar.  I like them with less than 5 years.  After that they become more muddled, seeming to lose complexity.  However I’ve only had the corona sized ones and the lancero.  A great lancero, but crazy expensive.

- Angels Share are my favorites of the line.  2-5 years is best for me.  However, newer ones don’t seem as good as 12ish years ago when they first came out.  But maybe my taste has changed.  They seem less sweet.

As for AF, at a similar price range I like the God of Fire line better, especially the Carlitos with the Cameroon wrapper.  The Anejo line I like much better and they are less than half the price.

The friends I have the are OpusX guys only collect the specials.  They rarely, if ever, smoke any of them.  For smoking it is the normal lines.

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The packaging on the Cuban LE boxes from 2019 is just a smidgon above D grade 👀

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Since nobody asked for it, here is my opinion:

If it sells, it was properly priced.  
Certainly doesn’t mean I understand it.  A chicken nugget shaped like George Washington is $8,100.  Doesn’t mean I understand it.  The other day, I was at an auction and meaningless vase that opened at $50 sold for $45k.  I CERTAINLY had no clue but two dudes obviously did. 
 

I’ve never tried an Opus.  Heard they are good.  I know they are sought after.  I saw some guy wearing $300 embroidered True Religion jeans.  I thought “that’s insane.”  I’m sure that dude looked at my $300 mundane blah Japanese jeans and he thought, “what an idiot.”

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A pass on most Opus Xs for my taste, strong flavour without substance or much evolution IMO.

However, completely different story with Casa Fuente Lanceros, and the rare Don Carlos lancero from Casa Fuente when you could still smoke in their in-mall terrace in Vegas. Those are "sell your firstborn for a box" good, to me.

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Don Carlos has been my favorite AF line of cigars.  Hemingway's are fun when fresh.  Some of Opus smoke at a snail's pace.

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