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Friday, 15 March 2002

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The Arturo Fuente Hemingway series existed as a premium cigar before premium cigars were cool. Ernest would be proud. One of the Fuente cigar families that was around before the cigar boom has maintained itself very well. The Arturo Fuente Hemingway series existed as a premium cigar before premium cigars were cool. You would only expect that the cigar boom would have brought down the quality and caused these tapered tip beauties to fall in relation to their highbrow brothers. Opus X, Don Carlos and the recent Anejo line from Fuente may have stolen the marketing thunder from Hemingway, but sit tight Ernest, your cigar namesake holds its own quite well. With a respectable light to start the cigar you can watch as the rich gray ash forms in the exact shape the cigar was rolled in. The construction may not be able to be described as perfect, but find an adjective that's close, and use it…over and over. A razor sharp cutter will shear of the head, and over time you'll find nothing unrolling in your mouth. Flavor is where the money is. Hemingway Classic delivers. Not described as strong, definitely not overwhelming, but with a distinct personality and significant "hang-time", you'll find yourself savoring the taste. Some minor complaints about aftertaste, a few found some very minor inconsistencies as the cigar got under an inch. (Under and inch, give me a break, if your smoking it under an inch, you didn't have major issues with the flavor!) The Hemingway Series is that rare line of cigars in the established premium cigar world, one that is consistently available. A random check of local tobacconists in our area found them in stock at most larger Fuente carrying tobacconists. The Internet didn't show as much success, but they are definitely out there. The Hemingway line can still be considered on the expensive side, but prices will surprise you at times. Everybody knows the Classics little figurado brother "Short Story" coming in at around $5, the line starts here, and ranges upwards of $15 for the 9 inch Masterpiece. Bottom line, try them if you haven't, they are as dependable as Cris Carter on third down, and as consistent as Marshall Faulk in a high powered offense. First down Mr. Hemingway. Vital Statistics: Shape = Perfecto Length = 7" RG =48 Wrapper = Cameroon Filler = Dominican Binder = Dominican Estimated Cost = $8.00



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0 # Hemingway "The Short" StoryA. Jamar Banks 2011-07-27 23:01
Arturo Fuente has again amazed me with the Hemingway. The little darling begins with a smooth taste with hints of sweet dark chocolate and a nice pleasant taste of earth. As you advance in the cigar you will find the the plot thickens and the smoke becomes rich and dark. This is not a complex cigar at all it is consistent despite what some might say about it. I was surprised at the flavor and would smoke another one in a heart beat. A must have in your humidor. Especially good when you are "short" on time.

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