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Stogie Reviews: Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature Maduro

21 Apr 2010

FuenteHemingwayMadFor fans of Arturo Fuente’s  Hemingway Maduro line, Christmas comes twice a year. The blend, like the rare Anejo, is released annually at Christmas and again usually before Father’s Day.

Produced in limited quantities, the Fuente Hemingway Maduro features the same blend of Dominican binder and filler as the regular Hemingway line, but with a broadleaf maduro wrapper instead of  Hemingway’s characteristic Cameroon wrapper. The leaf is almost jet black with plenty of tooth and oils.

The Hemingway Signature is a six inch by 47 ring gauge perfecto (all the Hemingways are perfectos). It has a very firm feel, an easy draw, and, once lit, produces an abundance of thick, white smoke.

The Hemingway Signature begins with classic maduro sweetness. Dry chocolate and roast coffee flavors are dominant while initial notes of leather quickly fade.

The medium-bodied smoke is exquisitely balanced. In the second half of the cigar, subtle undertones of fruit reveal themselves. The burn is even and the layered gray ash is sturdy for at least an inch.

All in all, the Hemingway Signature Maduro is a rich smoke. Compared to the original Hemingway, the maduro is more savory and complex, while maintaining the same balance that Hemingway fans have come to appreciate.

With such interesting, rich, and savory flavors combined with excellent construction and impressive balance and depth, the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature Maduro earnes a rating of four and a half stogies out of five.

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Patrick S

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5 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature Maduro”

  1. Dave in Ashburn Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    Can't say I've ever been disappointed in a Hemingway, but I've yet to get my hands on one of the maduros. How does one get advance notice of when they're going to ship?

  2. Luke - AspiringGent Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    I'm with Dave in Ashburn. While I've had many Hemingways, I have yet to smoke a maduro. That dark wrapper looks incredibly enticing though.

  3. Bill in Sterling Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Dave in Ashburn, I was in the same boat for a long time. Admired and enjoyed the Hemingway series, but never got ahold of a maduro until recently. Picked up some Maduro Classics over at Old Va. Tobacco in Cascades…not too far from you. Might be worth giving them a call to see if they still have some left.

  4. Dave in Ashburn Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    Thanks for the tip, Bill. I drive right by their new store on the way home from work, so I'll definitely check it out.

  5. Dave in Ashburn Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    No luck at Old Va. Oh well, Father’s Day isn’t too far away and this time I’ll be looking. I did pick up a few cigars that I’ve been looking for, namely a LGC Artesanos de Miami, so it wasn’t a total loss.