A. Fuente Hemingway Classic Maduro

A. Fuente Hemingway Classic Maduro

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 7.0″ x 48
Wrapper : Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $15 each
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With the Holiday Season just passing into the rear view I figured I’d wrap the festivities with a Hemingway Maduro Classic. The Hemingway Maduros always make an appearance on tobacconists shelves every year around the Holidays. The particular cigars for this review are from the 2008 run. The Classic seems to be one of the harder to find vitolas of the Hemingway Maduros. At least I rarely ever see them. More common at the shops in my area are the Signature Maduros and Works of Art Maduros. Even the Hemingway Between the Lines seem to be more common around here than the Classic Maduro.

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A. Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

A. Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 4"1/4 x 54
Wrapper : Barber Pole – Broadleaf Maduro/Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $17 each
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The Hemingway line of Fuente cigars is hugely popular and like a lot of other Fuente cigars, very limited. The Maduros are especially limited and are only released twice a year, one of those times being right around now, near the Holidays. One of the more rare of the rare is the double wrapped, barber pole Hemingway “Between the Lines”. Now plenty has been written about the background of the Hemingway cigars and I have written about them here before as well. So if you are interested to learn a little more about them, check out my review of the Hemingway Best Seller.

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Fuente Fuente Opus xXx

Redux: Fuente Fuente Opus xXx

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Short Belicoso
Size : 4" 5/8 x 49
Wrapper : Chateau de la Fuente Rosado
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $19 each
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Probably one of the most famous and sought after cigars not made on the island of Cuba, the Opus X is the first Dominican Puro to garner such high acclaim. The various sizes consistently produce high ratings from cigar reviewers everywhere. And as is often the case when someone or something achieves such a high level of success, it has fostered a kind of love-hate relationship with avid cigar smokers. Like the New York Yankees are the baseball team so many love to hate, the Opus is a cigar that, in addition to high praise, also elicits some vehement dislike from some in the cigar world who believe the cigar is over hyped and over priced. I have never heard anyone say it was a bad cigar though. Like or dislike the line for whatever reasons, everyone seems to agree if you set aside the hype, the price, and all the other outside “stuff” and take the cigars just by themselves, the Opus X line of cigars are pretty good smokes.

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Arturo Fuente Añejo 55

Arturo Fuente Añejo 55

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 152 x 22 mm (6 x 55)
Ring : 55
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10 each
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It had been about a year since I had last had an Anejo and I had never had a No. 55, so I was looking forward to revisiting this brand, which I have previously enjoyed. The 55 is similar in size to the Shark, which is slightly shorter and a 54 ring gauge. This cigar also came in a cedar sleeve, which isn't pictured. The tobacco used in these cigars is aged in cognac barrels for 6-8 months.

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Arturo Fuente Forbidden Black Label LBMF

Arturo Fuente Forbidden LBMF

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Figurado
Size : 4 x 48
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$80 (!) each
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While in Vegas a few weeks ago, I picked up two of these cigars. As I understand it, Casa Fuente is the only place where you can purchase a black label Forbidden. However, the cigar is the same blend as the regular Opus X banded LBMF.

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Arturo Fuente Opus xXx “Power Ranger”

Arturo Fuente Opus xXx

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Belicoso
Size : 4 5/8 x 49
Ring : 49
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10 each
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Here we have a “Power Ranger” that’s got about 2 years humidor time invested. This little firecracker is known for being a big smoke in a small package. It doesn’t disappoint.

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Arturo Fuente Epicure

Arturo Fuente Epicure

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 115 x 19 mm (4 1/2 x 50)
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Cameroon
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7 each
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Arturo Fuente Epicure belongs to the Classic line (the band border is green). It is, according to my research, the European version of the Rothschild, a 4 1/2 x 50 short robusto. Don't ask me why they wanted to change the name, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the MSRP of the Epicure is approximately twice higher than the Rothschild. I will naively keep on thinking that the reasons of the price difference are high taxes and transportation costs - on to the review!

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Arturo Fuente Château Fuente King B

Arturo Fuente Château Fuente King B

Arturo Fuente
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Belicoso
Size : 6 x 55
Ring : 55
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown Rosado
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7 each
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This is my 1st tasting of an Arturo Fuente King B. I have heard many mixed reviews about this cigar, ranging from very good to very bad, so I didn't really know what to expect from it. There is a fair amount of hype surrounding this cigar and it can be difficult to find. At retail, the price seemed reasonable at $6.75, so I figured I would give it a try.

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