Saturday 11 August 2007

Review - Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story - 85/100

The Perfecto sized Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story is a cigar true to its name and size in many ways - Perfect Short Story. I got a hold of couple of these little buggers thru a trade with a BOTL from Germany called Oliver. Thank you, Oliver.

The Short Story is only 4 inches long and "funny looking", as the perfecto sized cigars can be to a smoker familiar to only the classic shapes. However, i hope you do not let the small size or "weird" shape fool yourself. This is a good cigar on any scale.

The deep brown color and the oily smooth wrapper are perfect. As is the construction of the cigar. The unlit fragrance is quite enjoyable too. Easily lit with great draw and extremely beautiful white ash and smoke can be added to the list as well.

What comes to the flavor, it is well formed, mellow and balanced from the start to the finish. A little too light for my taste, but suits well for a pastime smoke or to be shared with friends along afternoon coffee. The beginning offers some woody notes with a creamy frame and a short finish. Thru the midway of the cigar is the best part. In addition to the creamy, somewhat sweet flavor of the cigar, comes a hint of cinnamon, that lasts to the end.

All in all, the Short Story offers nothing extravagant, but on the other hand, there are no flaws either. Well, if you do not count the fact that it runs out too quickly...

I recommend the Short Story to everyone either looking for a easy smoke or different shape.

Origin: Dominican Republic

Construction 17/20
Appearance 18/20
Smoke/Ash 9/10
Burn 17/20
Draw 17/20
Aroma 7/10 (7,8,7)


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