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Stogie Reviews: Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro

20 Jul 2006

The other day a friend dropped by with two Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduros to see if I wanted to sit outside and partake. I wasn’t planning on having a stogie that night, but how could I resist such a generous offer?

After removing the cedar sleeve, the Chateau Fuente’s deep brown maduro wrapper made a good first impression. The wrapper was free of large veins and a bit bumpy, but that’s to be expected because this stogie was firmer than most. Quite frankly, given that it measured only four and 1/2 inches (and a 50 ring), I’m glad it was firm because otherwise it might have been too quick of a smoke. (It ended up taking well over 45 minutes.)

Once lit, the stogie burned slowly and evenly and, while not easy, the draw was not at all difficult. The cigar produced an average amount of smoke and the gray ash held nicely for an inch until a soft tap knocked it off.

This cigar was a combination of toast and spicy flavors, with subtle hints of pepper and even less clove. These flavors held throughout with little variation, and the stogie left a slightly sweet flavor on the lips.

Overall this is a fine medium flavored cigar. Maduro-only smokers might find it lacks complexity, but for primarily natural stogie smokers who are looking to mix it up a bit, this little guy will come up big.

The Chateau Fuente Maduro receives a solid 3 and 1/2 out of 5 stogies.

-Patrick S


7 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro”

  1. Anonymous Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 12:10 pm #

    Arturo Fuentes seem to be scoring well on this site…

  2. Ray C Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 12:23 pm #

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Fuente is the number one selling cigar in America.

    So high scores aren’t suprising.

  3. Anonymous Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 5:11 pm #

    It’s a stubby litle bastard ain’t it!

  4. j Monday, May 28, 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    poo poo

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