Cigars 101

What is “Fuerte?”

Q. “Fuerte.” Does this describe strength of cigar?
– Damon P.

A. Yes, it does – in a way. Fuerte means “strong” in Spanish. However, when it comes to cigars, “strong” is a very subjective word. Fuerte in this sense, means “full-bodied.” The Griffin’s Fuerte, Indian Tabac Super Fuerte, and Fonseca Serie F, for example, are all full-bodied, but not strong in the overpowering or especially spicy sense.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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