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"Not all that--there are much better cigars"
I have had the so called pleasure(not really) of Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars. Many wof which were too tightly rolled and the burn on them were not great. They look great and smell good, but construction and draw are less than fair. Over priced cigars that didn't seem to deliver. Sorry AF, but I've smoke cheaper, yet much better cigars.
big-t in reading, ma January 10, 2010
"Poorly Constructed and Disappointing"
Maybe I just got a bad one. The construction was very poor quality. The cap was coming apart right out of the cellophane wrapper right when I got it home from the FSS store in Easton. The wrapper had a few blemishes. Did not expect this from a pricey cigar. I went ahead and lit it up anyway since I have been looking forward to this smoke for some time given the mostly very positive reviews. Taste was OK until the rest of the wrapper started to split and tase went very acrid. The complete wrapper then started to come off. One of the worst cigar experiences I ever had. In general I feel that all Fuentes are very overpriced as they try to market them as very rare and very high quality. What a joke.
RC in Collegeville, PA September 26, 2009
"Hemingway Signature Rocks! Long Live Fuente!"
10 years ago after a 5 year clean out from cigarettes; I smoked my first fine cigar and that was the Hemingway Signature. I was in a jaccuzzi on The Big Island at the 4 seasons in a bungalow on the beach. This was the cigar that made me a life-long AF fan. The Cameroon wrapper can be a bit brittle just out of the cigar shop but, let them get cozy in your humidor for a few months and WOW! A few years, even better. As far as the shape and difficulty in lighting... nonsense. The small tip, when lit properly will burn and expand effortlessly and soon, your stogie is well lit. Viva La Fuente!!!
G. McCann in Earth September 14, 2009
Everything about this cigar is great, except for the earthy aftertaste. The smoke is very mild, easy to light, good over all construction, great burn, and consistent draw. I just can't get over the aftertaste, it really ruins all the great attributes. I would not buy this cigar again.
Jay in NJ May 27, 2009
"Bad on all accounts... except one."
I can't believe such a lousy cigar can taste so good. Here's a list of the bad traits: Gum paste smeared on the wrapper, holes and leaks, patches in the wrapper that should have made them seconds, that ridiculous closed foot never lights straight, it's not really a perfecto, it's just a just a parejo (Corona Gorda, to be specific) with a closed foot, they sell it as a 6" cigar, but it smokes a half-inch or more shorter than that, tight-ish draw, low smoke volume, etc, etc. But the taste... You take the bad with the good on this one, but for me, that sweet buttery taste makes it all worth while.
Rick in Riverside CA April 6, 2009
"What a smoke......really a GREAT STICK..........."
I have smoked AF before.....and decided to try the Hemingway Signature....man what an experience!!!....One of the most even burning and drawing as well as smoking cigars I have ever tried.....and will do so again
Garry in Ohio March 25, 2009
"My top cigar so far ---"
I notice immediately about this cigar is the solid construction. This baby is well made. It has a great draw for how tightly rolled it feels. Great taste even before lighting up. Unfortunately, some shops sell this for $9 each. If there is a similar smoke at half the price, I would love to try it! Please let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the best I have had so far...
BR in Marshall, MI July 3, 2008
I tend to enjoy more full bodied cigars but quite frankly, I have never been dissappointed with any of the Hemingway series. I would say they are medium to full flavored, but very well balanced so that they can be enjoyed at just about any time. I just finished the evening with Hemingway Signature and a full bodied zinfandel (Steele Pacini Vineyard) that was just marvelous. I kept thinking to myself, "this cigar is well balanced, with superb flavors and a medium body and it truly shines in the final third". I then think to myself "If I had a single smoke that I would want for any occassion at any time, would this not be the perfect one?" It is an exemplary cigar with a beautiful shape and a perfect burn (every time I have had one that has been properly maintained) that I have found to always satisfy. I have a humidor filled with Padron serie 1926 and 1964 and 6000, Rocky Patel Decade and Old world, and Partagas Serie D, and I love every one of them, but if I had to pick one for any occassion or one to share with someone whom I have not smoked with before, this would be my go to stick. It just does everything right.
nick in fayetteville nc April 27, 2008
"The Hemingway is a Must Try Cigar"
Very good cigar...No worries with this cigar...Its a Winner
Anthony in Baghdad Iraq April 25, 2008
"Oh Man! It's really hard to let go at the end!"
Already being a Fuente Sun grown "Freak", I was hesitant to try another blend like the Hemingway. I'm all laid back enjoying this guy and the heat on my fingers force me to "let it go". I did not think the "Sun grown" had an equal but the Hemingway matches the Flavor and Aroma and I never even had to relight or "touch" it up. I highly recommend this beauty!
J. Stuckey in Alabama April 12, 2008