September 25, 2007
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 114 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$3 each
I am reminded of the saying, “You get what you pay for” in regards to this cigar. Regardless of the down sides, the Arturo Fuente Chateau Maduro does have some fairly decent aspects also.
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
One of the pros of this cigar is the warming appearance. Very nice presentation with a pleasant maduro color.
Construction : [rating:3/5]
Not overly impressed with this aspect of the Arturo Fuente Chateau. It started out an even smoke, but I had to adjust the burn twice, once on one side and once on another. Felt a little too tightly packed.
Flavor : [rating:3/5]
This stick starts out with a definite walnut taste, though smooth and buttery. Just intense enough to make it stand out above the rest. I assumed the second third might intensify just a bit, bit as my taste buds obviously seemed to adapt, it started seeming largely average. This lack of impressive flavor lasted through the rest of the cigar. It was not bad, mind you, but nothing to write home about at the same time.
Value : [rating:4/5]
I suppose these aren’t an overly bad value for your three dollar investment.
Overall Rating : [rating:3/5]
The Arturo Fuente Chateau is good for an early morning smoke, and a before bedtime, as it won’t linger on your breath. For any other time of day, I would have to pass.
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July 6, 2009
Tried one a couple of weeks ago, and found it a decent smoke. Has the typical maduro flavors. The construction is its weakest spot, IMO. Being a small cigar, it’s just perfect for that quick smoke before going out or watching the first half of a good soccer match with a longneck bottle of Dunkel beer. 🙂
February 9, 2009
The size I enjoy and is also a good smoke
January 31, 2009
personally I know that I can get much more impressive smokes for 3 bucks a stick if I shop around correctly.
January 26, 2009
The Fuente Chateau maduro was a great intro to maduro flavors, in that it was mild enough for a beginner, and was consistent enough to get an idea of what the wrapper was contributing to the flavor. I keep a couple around, usually to give to an occasional cigar-smoker, but I’ll also light one up from time to time as well.
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