Cigar Tips and 101

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sun Grown

I wanna tell you all about one of my favorite little medium to full bodied cigars. The Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sun Grown is a robusto sized cigar at 4.5 x 50. The first time I smoked one, I went WAY TO FAST and really harshed my experience, but have since learned that just because they are small does not mean they are to be smoked fast.

The Sun Grown starts with a kick. The first time I lit one I thought, holy shit I am never going to be able to smoke this thing. Like I said I smoked that one too fast and made the whole experience a downer, but now I light it up and take it slow. I usually can make it last about 50 minutes to an hour. The first two to four draws are pure SPICE. I mean black pepper spicy what the hell have I gotten myself into. But stick with it about 6 full draws and it settles down to a nice subtle spice with a tobacco sweetness that comes from the wrapper.

Construction of this cigar is consistently great. It burns so evenly that you could place a level on it, the ash is firm and greyish white. I can, when the mood hits me, burn the ash down through half or more of the cigar (something I did far more when I was a novice, but that I still do when evaluating a cigar I have never smoked before).

I would love to tell you what they cost but I have consistently had 15 in my humidor since Christmas and have never paid for one. Everytime my dad goes to Phoenix he buys me anywhere from 10 to a box of them. But I think they are somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.50 to 5.50 a stick depending on the place.

If you are in to a good cigar with a bit of a kick, the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sun Grown is worth a try. I actually like them better than a lot of the Fuente super premiums that sell for 10 bucks more per stick.

By Hoot

Camacho 1962 Pre-Embargo

Ok, finally smoked this one it is supposed to have pre-embargo Cuban tobacco. Kind of pricey anywhere from $15.00-$25.00 a stick depending on where you shop.

6×48 Toro I guess. Nice presentation double bands with a pig tail cap also has what looks like extra wrapper partially covering the foot. Has a nice firm feel with no apparent soft spots and as with the 10th Anni. it looks like it has glitter on it.

Punched it and took a dry hit, kind of sweet with a damp grass taste.

1st third started with a nice tasting spice more when exhaled through the nose, had a woody damp earthy taste to it with a smooth tobacco flavor mixed in.

2nd third mellowed out to a smooth creamy taste with a bit of sweetness. The burn was absolutely perfect throughout the cigar straight and razor sharp I was impressed by this.

Final Third flavors basically stayed the same coming and going in spurts but complimenting each other very well. A smooth leathery flavor started to appear in the last third that was very nice. This cigar also had a very dry finish almost like having cotton mouth after each draw.

All in all I would give this cigar a 4 out of 5. Would I buy it? If I had more money than sense yes but not for a special smoke like others a lot better for same price or less. Would I smoke it again? You bet I would worth the experience in every way.

By Blastmerchant