Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Maduro cigars are a big favorite for their sweet, mild taste and affordable price. Made with a Cuban sandwich blend of long & short Dominican fillers rolled in rustic Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers, now you can enjoy a smooth, aromatic cigar everyday. A great value!
for the price, compared to many long filler expensive cigars out there, this stick is an emense enjoyment. it has a mixture of long and short fillers, but... the tobacco is all top grade. and especially the broadleaf wrapper. it's a maduro lovers dream. the taste is like fresh brazilian coffee and dark chocolate, with a toasty woody accent. The aroma is a pleasant coffee brewing over a fireplace. I truely enjoy these any time of the day, thats how mild they are. this is a great bargain for you cigar loves, especially maduro lovers. try one when you have time to relax and enjoy it. have it with a fresh pot of brewed coffee. you'll be glad you did.
I ve been smoking Curly Heads for 50 years, actually a little longer than that... They used to come in bundles of 25, no bands, just bare cigars, I think, for $19.95, then they went to the cellophane with white painted lettering, at about the same prices, then the boxes of 40, Candella, Natural, and Maduro. Then, I don t know, cigars suddenly went Big Time , another bunch of names nobody ever heard of popped up, overnight. Heck, even women started smoking cigars. Who ever heard of such a thing? Well, welcome, ladies, I guess... just looked strange, is all. At least, fewer people would complain about me smoking... sure liked the nice cigar aroma my cars took on, over time. Then, Fuente went fancy, again: Henceforth, there would be no more boxes of 40 Maduros; if you wanted Maduro--which is my preference--you had to go to the Curly Head DeLuxe... Fancy box of 25, fancy band, cellophane tubes, and of course, a little fancier price. For a long time, years, nobody had the Curly Head Maduros reliably in stock; you d find a box or two in stock, occasionally, but you couldn t depend on it. A couple shops would--because of my status as a long-time customer--would hold a box or two for me, for a few days. I think Cameroon being at war was the reason. Them pesky artillery shells raise Hell with a tobacco field. Anyway, there seems to be a reliable supply, now, albeit at much higher prices, 80 Buckaroos, these days but you can usually find better pricing if you beat the bushes a little. Fuente appears to have maintained the quality, over time: the same premium short fill, from the cuttings of their premium cigars, the Red Colorado binding, and a very nice Maduro wrapper... overall, a damn fine cigar. Cigar Aficionado gives it an 80; I d give it a 98... couple of points off because of an irregular burn, sometimes. I have to constantly re-light mine. Frankly, I suspect the government. Several cigarette-smoking friends have complained that their cigarettes keep going out if you don t puff vigorously. I wish the government would remember this is America; I don t need a bureaucrat dousing my cigar because I ve exceeded the 10-second between puffs rule.
I love maduro cigars, and was pretty much a Punch smoker. After trying a few AF cigars, and after reading the reviews of these, I ordered a box of these jems. See where I am going here? They are a great smoke. Full-flavored, and contrary to some of the reviews, well made. Fantastic cigar.