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"Equal to a good Cuban"
Hemingways are equal to good Cubans, in my opinion. I've smoked a box of Short Story, several Best Seller and decided that this Signature format works for me. I suggest you try various sizes to see which you prefer. Construction is excellent, draw is perfect. Given the Perfecto shape, be patient on lighting. Draw seems tight on the Signature until you burn down to the full cigar width.
jimbax in Santa Clara January 14, 2014
"Simply the best short of Davidoff Millenium"
This is a spectacularly good cigar. The Perfecto shape allows for a perfect light every time and a brilliantly even burn. It makes me wish ALL cigars were rolled like this!
Every Hemingway Signature I ve had has been brilliant, and their popularity means they are always fresh when ordered online not true of less popular brands .
The draw is fantastic. The only thing I ve ever had that drew better was the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel which I thought was nasty tasting, but had the best draw ever maybe I got a really good one .
The appearance is excellent. This is a hand rolled masterpiece that makes me smile whenever I hold one.
The taste and smell of this cigar is fantastic. I could smoke these exclusively and thus far the only thing I've smoked that I've enjoyed more is the Davidoff Millenium Rubusto which is less popular and expensive, so it's easy to get a bad one.
The construction was excellent - no issues whatsoever in all that I ve smoked.
I enjoy variety so I don t buy a box of these, but I always keep one of every type of Hemingway in stock. Of all of the Hemingways, the Signature is probably my favorite so if you are going to start with one - this is it!
I d describe the flavor as sweeter and chocolatey with a great leather flavor.
This is a strong mild to weak medium body cigar, so it s not going to wipe you out or require you to have a full meal before smoking. It s got kick, so I wouldn t call it a mild, but it s a kick that someone who can handle a few shots will find satisfying, but not too harsh. It s definitely weaker than the Davidoff Millennium Blend.
Ron in Seattle, WA January 1, 2014
"My go to cigar"
Consistent, smooth, great flavor. I've smoked around 40 of these so far. #1 go-to cigar for me.
Greg Moon in Canby, OR January 24, 2013
"Excellent Cigar For The $$$$"
Excellent cigar for the money. Long burn and taste. Not very "hot" at the end. Took 15 fishing and all my buds loved the smoke!
Don S in Woodland Hills, CA October 24, 2011
"this is my current favorite"
I am in the middle of my 1st box. I will admit I had one that was totally a bust but the rest of them have been nothing short of outstanding. I have since bought more to age in my humi as these keep getting better the longer they sit. I can't wait to have my next one but they are expensive for everyday smokes.
bob in al August 13, 2011
Fantastic smoke,didn't want it to end,expensive but worth every penny.
Unclealphonso in MN June 19, 2011
This was an awesome smoke very tasty form start to finish. Burn was even ash held on well. Well constructed. If it was cheaper would enjoy more often.
james Cooper in Florida June 10, 2011
"Best Cigar I Have Ever Smoked for the Price"
Although this review is for the Signature, these comments also apply to Short Story, Best Seller and Work of Art. The taste, flavor, body, aroma, feel, construction, appearance and burn are what smoking premium cigars is all about. Any of these are my go to cigars. Each of them also improve with age. They are always in my box.
Don in Dallas May 21, 2011
"Good but not great!"
I had the unfortunate pleasure of smoking a signature after the SHort Story. The Signature is well made with a beautifull wrapper and a great earthy pre-light aroma but... The body of the cigar let me down. The draw was a bit light and i hoped for more. Maybe reading the reviews set me up for more than what i was to get but i was a little dissapointed. Still a good cigar with a perfect burn but a little mild.
Paul in Canada February 17, 2011
"One of the great legal cigars"
I've been smoking cigars for 30 years...since I've traveled internationally, I've also sampled cubans. And had some exceptional ones.
However, for a domestically available cigar I find the Fuente's hard to beat, especially the Fuente Hemingway:
After 5 boxes, I've not found one badly rolled; The flavors are varied, and the smoke is consistent, burning evenly, with full flavor throughout the cigar...I have to throw it away due to burning my fingers, before losing the flavor. It does require a special technique for lighting: Start by toasting the nipple on the end, all around, not in the flame, but above. Once the entire nipple is hot, draw easily once or twice. Do not puff away until the nipple has slowly burned off...I also gently blow back through the cigar a few times at the start.
Anthony in Louisville, KY December 19, 2010