- judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.
When people toss around the word classic, they are usually referring to a thing that will forever be cool and worth mentioning on a regular basis. For instance, I’m a nerd so classic items take on an entirely different meaning. In my case, a classic stands for something that will live on forever, such as the music by Journey or Michael Jackson or Star Wars – ya’ know – things that will actually last forever.
Cigars are no different. Everyone has their favorite and there are many standouts, frontrunners, and even ones that can be deemed by many cigar aficionados as “classic.” The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature Perfecto is becoming one of those cigars.
Arturo Fuente has created this mild-to-medium bodied cigar of flawless construction and perfect burn which pays homage to its namesake “The Old Man and the Sea” himself, Ernest Hemingway. This choice brand employs the distinctive “Hemingway Blend” created by Carlos Fuente in one of the most intricate cigar shapes: the perfecto (6 x 47). The Fuente Hemingway’s combination of painstakingly aged Dominican filler and binder encased in a select Cameroon wrapper produces dense clouds with a rich, pleasing aroma.
I’ve read multiple rave reviews about the Hemingway Short Story, but I don’t like short, fat cigars. But I discovered the Signature, which is a perfecto size (you see what I did there?). Good construction with an immediate scorch; no struggle to start enjoying. The foot is twisted to a very small diameter opening, and it made it very easy to light. A single match is enough. I’m always pleasantly surprised when a cigar tastes good from the very first puff. The Hemingway has a very creamy smoke, a very even taste, and consistent throughout the whole cigar while maintaining an excellent taste to the end. If you are searching for a top cigar with a classic finish, stop by and try an Arturo Fuente Hemingway!