Arturo Fuente
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art Maduro

Vitola: Figurado
Length: 4.875
Gauge: 46.60

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased:
Price: $9.99
Date Smoked: February 14, 2020

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art Maduro




Arturo Fuente, Connecticut Broadleaf, Dominican Republic, Hemingway. Work of Art. MaduroYesterday, I had the opportunity to reach into my travel humidor and pull out an Arturo Fuente Work of Art cigar. This cigar always catches my eye lately, maybe it’s because of the large Figurado shape with the foot ring gauge at around 60 toward the cap, the ring gauge is around 46, making the perfect draw.

A snip and a cut and I receive warm rich earthy tobacco and some cocoa and coffee in the background.

By now everybody knows that I love Connecticut Broadleaf and today is no different. Deep rich complex flavors envelop me and I pause from the conversations around me to enjoy this little powerhouse of a cigar. Smooth rich earth, leather, cocoa and a hint of coffee keep me company. My retrohales are perfect with just the correct amount of smooth pepper spice.

Yep, I keep saying this is a winner, so I guess I should stock up.

Box Worthy!

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky


I’ve always and will probably always have a soft spot in my heart for Arturo Fuente “Classic” line of cigars and I’m not talking about those “Unicorn” hard-to-find cigars that are cost-prohibitive. You know what I mean…

This short 4-inch cigar brings back memories of the Fuente Short-Stories I smoked without hesitation about 20-years ago on a regular basis. The difference this time is well, cost and my wiliness to pay attention this time around.

This little dynamo of a cigar is beautifully constructed for a cigar for this different Figurado shape. It starts out with a 60-gauge footer and tapers to a 46-gauge cap.

A snip and cut provide a cold draw of earth, tobacco flavors, and sweet coffee. Once lit, a tight draw produced dark rich earthy tobacco and coffee with a very mild pepper spice on the retrohale.

I decided to snip a little more off the cap and I’m glad I did. I’m almost at the Apex of the girth and the smoke is pouring and delivered freely now.

#SakamotoHappy #FirstTime

This is another keeper for the Rotation.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2