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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

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fuentecurly1 Affordability is the main theme behind our pair of reviews today.  While the Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Natural and the Don Tomas Cameroon Robusto are affordable, are they any good?  Keep reading to find out.

Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Natural

While the hobby of cigar smoking certainly is a fun one, it can get expensive at times.  With that being the case, it’s always great to find a solid cigar at an affordable price.  Now, I have never sampled a Curly Head Deluxe Natural from Arturo Fuente before, but I have had other Fuente sticks in the past that certainly impressed me.  When I found out that the Curly Head was an affordable option from the brand, I decided to jump at the chance to give one a try.  The cigar’s affordability supposedly comes from the fact that it is made from leftover tobaccos that found their way into Fuente’s more premium selections.  I’ve always loved leftovers when it comes to food, so let’s see how they play out in the cigar world with this Curly Head Deluxe Natural.

The Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Natural measures 6 ½ x 43 and comes in a sleek Lonsdale format.  The filler is made up of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, and so is the binder.  Completing the Curly Head’s composition is a Cameroon wrapper.  It should be noted that Arturo Fuente also produced a Maduro version of this cigar that might be worth trying if you prefer such wrappers.  As for the cigar’s strength, the Curly Head Deluxe Natural is said to be smooth and medium-bodied.

At first glance, I give the Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Natural a passing grade in terms of its appearance.  It’s not flashy in the least bit and definitely looks like a budget smoke, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?  A standard red, white, and gold band sits near the head that adds a nice contrast to the light brown wrapper.  The cigar looks a bit lumpy and has some give when pressed.  I guess you could call the overall look of the Curly Head rustic.  There’s some oil on the wrapper and a few veins dot the surface.  The foot of the cigar is interesting in the way that the wrapper folds into the binder and filler just a bit.  Just before lighting I notice a cold taste that’s a tad spicy, while the cigar’s aroma is sweet.

After lighting, the Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Natural lights with ease.  The draw is a tad on the tight side, and the gray ash is flaky in nature.  A decent amount of smoke is emitted from the cigar.  Burning time is around 90 minutes.  During that time, several touch-ups are needed to keep the burn even.  The burn was not completely out of control, but I definitely had to keep my eye and lighter on it.

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