Size: 4 x 49
Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: ~ $7.00 each
Behind The Stick:
If you have not heard of the Fuente name or the history of their cigars, I highly suggest doing a quick google search and getting yourself familiar with the name because I wont be giving up much info in this review. The Fuente name is as synonymous with cigars as much as Ford is with car guys. But – quick and to the point – these cigars were made with the prize winning Cameroon wrapper, placed into the age old molds of yesteryear and created to be the “45 minutes of heaven” so many of us search for. Now – living up to that expectation on the other hand, is something totally different.
Perfecto’s seem to be all the rage lately and I have to admit, I love it! The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story is a nice little cigar sporting a tapered foot, minimal veins and this eye appealing ‘glaze’ or covering of oils to it. I wouldn’t say the wrapper feels like velvet, but it feels much smoother than I was expecting. As with all the Fuente cigars – the construction is top notch and to find an issue either A) your nit picking or B) you got the 1 out of _____ that were bad. It happens – but not so often.
It tastes good – what much more do you want to hear?! The cigar started up with an initial blaze of hot pepper, spice and a light ‘toasted’ or charred flavor of tobacco, nuts and just a hint of grass. This cigar is full on flavor right from the start – although they are not ‘in your face this is ____ flavor” the well balanced, overall effect lingers on the pallet for a long time – something I highly enjoy. The second and last portion of the cigar carry an ebb and flow type strength to the flavors – never a dramatic change but a slow, deliberate and tasty change to the dark sensations of each flavor.
As I had eluded to previously – the Fuente brand has become such a strong name in the cigar world it is hard to imagine those who are not familiar with the Dominican cigars this company is famous for. No – this is not an Opus X nor is it one of the hard to find, collectible or ‘rare’ cigars but it is still a classic that many companies still try to emulate. In my opinion – these cigars are phenomenal and are worth picking a few up – but with the short delivery time I personally will keep this to a 3 or 5 pack rather than a box purchase.
Have you had a chance to smoke the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story? If so – what did you think about it? Would you buy another?
Every Cigar Has A Story, Every Smoke A Memory