Arturo Fuente
Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 858 Claro

Length: 6.0
Gauge: 47

Wrapper: Connecticut Claro (Candela)
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: March 15, 2019
Price: $7.50
Date Smoked: December 6, 2019

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 858 Claro



I wanted something different and lighter today, so I stopped by Timber Valley Tobacco in Beaverton, Oregon and purchased a couple of Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Claros and a Fuente Hemingway Work of Art to stash away in my TupperDor for later.

The Fuente 8-5-8 Claro is a simple and very enjoyable candela wrapped cigar. It hit the spot for me this morning. Creamy sweet grassy notes with just enough spice on the retrohale to keep it interesting.

I enjoyed my simple experience with the Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Claro this morning… just what the doctor ordered.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

Last January I took my first venture since my return to the cigar hobby with a Candela wrapped cigar, the La Flor Dominicana Double Claro and I was really surprised at what a wonderful experience I had.

Today, I follow this up with a newly acquired Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Claro that I found at Timber Valley Tobacco in Beaverton, Oregon.

This morning’s cigar is wrapped in a dry pastel green candela wrapper with a double cap. The 858 Claro was firm and consistent, no lumps, bumps or soft spots. At first glance, this cigar appears to be delicate in both appearance and feel with its smooth flawless wrapper.

My first senses of this cigar on my very first cold draw was of grass and vegetal aromas, but I kinda knew that was going to happen.

Once lit, I was transformed; cream and wood follow with some sweetness in the background… Wow… #SakamotoHappy!

The Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Claro was a creamy smooth smoking experience and even a #FingerBurner. I have another in my TupperDor marinating and I can’t wait to fire it up.

This is a perfect morning or first cigar.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Mild/Medium
Body: Mild/Medium
Finish: Simple
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Earthy: 2
Leather: 1