Arturo Fuente
Hemingway Best Seller by Arturo Fuente

Vitola: Perfecto
Length: 4.5
Gauge: 445554

Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: ThompsonCigar.com
Date Purchased: February 22, 2018
Price: 10 / $65.90
Date Smoked: March 8, 2019

Hemingway Best Seller by Arturo Fuente

03/08/2019

02/22/2019
 Arturo Fuente, Cameroon, Dominican, Hemingway Best SellerThis morning’s cold draw from my Arturo Fuente, Hemingway Best Seller came with a little barnyard aroma, that’s usually a good sign for me.

Once lit, Ahhhhhh, aged tobacco flavors with dark chocolate making itself known in a very rich smooth way. Only a hint of pepper spice on the retrohale, this is a perfect amount for me.

Razor sharp burn line with creamy smooth flavors at the halfway point. Not many transitions for this short cigar that I suspect will only last for another 15 minutes or so.

I’ve always enjoys the Arturo Fuente, Hemingway Best Seller and it’s little sister the Arturo Fuente, Hemingway Short Story.

Total smoke time about 50-minutes.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

12/28/2018
Truth be told; when I reentered the Cigar Hobby this year (Feb 2018) after a 20-year absence, I came back to my old tried and true Arturo Fuente cigars; Hemingway Short Story and the Hemingway Best Seller and not to forget the ever-dependable Arturo Fuente Sun Grown 858.

Today was the perfect day for the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Best Seller. I had a lunch meeting to get to and had limited time before. The Best Seller was the perfect cigar for this moment with a smoking time of about 45-minutes.

I straight cut the familiar cap and received earthy flavors on the cold draw and once lit, I was off to the races with a mouthful of familiar creamy, woody (cedar), Cameroon Wrapper smoke. I don’t know why I don’t pick this out of the TupperDor more often.

Halfway through and I’m not having to do much with this perfect perfecto of a cigar. Leather starts to show up and that only makes me happier. I think I may be on to something… again. My curiosity has taken me to explore some of the smaller ring-gauge cigars for the times when we don’t have an hour or two to smoke and enjoy and cigar; this size is perfect to allow for some transitions to be noticed. All too often, I’ve found that some of these “quick” cigars are too one-dimensional.

This one hits the sweet spot

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky


The Experience

Appearance:Toothy
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 3
Pepper: 3