This cigar is so great, it's a masterpiece. From the solid construction, the cedar wrapper, the draw and the rich, strong taste. It will forever be my favorite cigar.
The first one was as good as most reviews suggest so I was really looking forward to the second. Jekyll and Hyde. Hard draw, poor burn by the middle, plug near the head that I couldn't clear with numerous attempts. Needless to say no flavor. I'm a Fuentes fan but maybe at the lower price point consistency really is a problem.
Two years since my last review. My everyday cigar, never varies. You can t go wrong with this smoke. Great flavor, super construction and good smoking time. I have tried many, many others during the last 50 years but you simply cannot go wrong with this medium to full beauty.
One of the best $5 cigar out there.
Have been smoking these for a few years now, once in a while I stray to try other cigars but come back quickly. This is the finest cigar that I have ever smoked. Good in any venue, lasts 9 holes, you can finish a bunch of yard work or kick back for 50 minutes. If there is anything better out there I don't know what it is. I have been smoking cigars for over 40 years. Bless these people when they put them on sale. (even when its just a few bucks)
It had been a while since I smoked these. On a whim, I ordered a box from Famous. Welcome back old friend. They are still marvellous. Excellent construction, draw, appearance and taste. All this at an unbelieveable price point (especially if you buy them here). Catch'em when you can; better yet leave'm for me....
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT CIGARS THAT I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SMOKING. HATS OFF TO FUENTE!! BETTER THAN OPUS AND HEMINGWAY!! SWEET AND SMOOTH WITH PERFECT BURN AND DRAW. IT IS ALSO BETTER THAN MOST REAL CUBANS I HAVE SMOKED. UNBELIEVABLE PRICE FOR THE QUALITY YOU GET. TOO BAD FAMOUS WILL ONLY LET YOU BUY ONE BOX AT A TIME!
Those Double Chateaus are good alright, but not as good as these. I think the Chateau's higher rating is a function of those boys just never having tried a Royal Salute - or they would surely go back and correct their scores (if such a thing were possible). Like the Excalibur No. 1 Maduro and the Prensado (Oscuro)...the Fuente Hemingway Classic...the Punch Chatteau "L" Oscuro...the Torano Tribute, Silver, Gold, Signature, (well, pretty much all the Toranos!!!...the Royal Salute exists in a rarified class...world class!
Jackpot puts cubans to shame
Great taste at medium strength for the size of 7 5/8 x 54. The taste comes out after smoking the fist third of the cigar, when the draw becomes smoother. I believe this is due to the length of the cigar.With same order, I received a little more expensive cigars, but I find the Royal Salute much more superior to the expensive ones. It is one of my best five cigars.
Very smooth with a sweet/coffee flavor. Perfect construction and burn. Another superior value from Fuente. A nearly perfect 30 min. smoke!