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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

J.L.Salazar y Hermanos

I received this smoke in a sampler from Cuban Crafters.
The wrapper, Ecuador, I believe….was smooth with very small veins.
The pre-light sniff immediately took me back to when we used to raise tobacco. This cigar smelled like the tobacco warehouse….I always loved that place and that smell.
It had an easy draw, not too loose but nice and easy.
Once lit, the flavor was somewhat bland but about 5 minutes in, the flavor kicked in….not really a spicy flavor, just deep, rich tobacco.
The flavor kept on building throughout the rest of the smoke.
I thought it would level off but it never did.
It had a light gray ash that was fairly solid. I did have to touch it up 3 or 4 times but I expect that issue would resolve itself with some time in the humidor to stabilize. (Sometimes, I just don’t have the patience.) :D
This is one of the strongest cigars I have ever smoked…I even got a mild nicotine buzz from it….which almost never happens to me anymore…..[cigar]
I LIKE IT!!
They are a tick pricey but not unreasonably so. If you like a strong, full bodied cigar then you will like this one.

By Hoot