Churchill Reviews
Written by James Payne

Thursday, 19 February 2009

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Tabacalera A. Fuente Ashton Prime Minister

Giving an additional nod to the late, great Winston Churchill (as if the type of cigar was not enough), this aptly named “Prime Minister” is another that comes out of the prestigious house of Fuente.


A little smaller than some of the other cigars on this list, the Ashton Prime Minister is a premium, handmade cigar out of the Dominican Republic. Encased in a blonde to light tan Connecticut wrapper, it is a light-bodied smoke, smooth in the mouth. Not a personal favorite of mine, but worth a look. Would make a good introductory cigar for a newbie who wants to try on a big boy.


Size: 6.88 x 48

Rating: 87.2


Tabacalera A. Fuente Ashton Classic

Another cigar from the Fuente plantation, the Ashton Classic has a band very similar to that of the Ashton Prime Minister. In fact, an untrained eye might not even notice the difference if the two are not side by side. However, the Prime Minister’s band is blue, while the Classic is white. Just something to think about.


A little more flavorful than the Prime Minister, the Ashton Classic showcases the same Connecticut wrapper, with the same blonde color, and the same veins. With filler and binder of the Dominican Republic varietal, it is very mild, with tastes hinting at nutty. Stronger taste buds might even pick up a little wood.


Size: 7 ½ x 52

Rating: 88



Cuvee Rouge

Cuvee cigars were originally used to combat the sale of Cuban cigars in Europe. Only 500,000 Cuvee cigars see the light of day each year, being made out of the top of the line tobacco that is used to create the Cusano line. Another cigar maker that has won many awards and is highly thought of around the world.


I have to say I really enjoyed this cigar right off the bat. It has a nice, dark coloring that pleases my eye thanks to its oily Ecuadorian wrapper. With filler and binder out of the Dominican Republic, this cigar falls for me, into the desert cigar category. With a stimulating, leather bouquet, it rolls nicely on the tongue and leave behind a mixture of cocoa and almonds. A real treat, earning it the second highest rating in this article.


Size: 7 ¼  x 47

Rating: 91.6




That wraps it up for this article. I hope you enjoyed – and enjoy smoking – the cigars I listed and rated herein. If you have tried any of these, or are going to, drop us a line and let me know what you thought; I would be interested to know.


And look for more of my reviews in the upcoming days, weeks, and months!



0 # James Payne 2009-02-09 14:37
Hello and welcome to my Churchill review article. Inside I cover a bunch of Churchills, including: Romeo Y Julieta 1875, Arturo Fuente, Ashton Prime Minister, Tempus Centuria, and many others. If you have tried any of the cigars herein, let me know your thoughts!

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