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Old 01-05-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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A.Fuente sticks

Just trying to get some thoughts on the A.Fuente line of smokes,particualy the Cheteau Fuente. I had one a couple of weeks ago and only had matches,so I didn't get a good light from the start,the cigar kept going out and I gave up about halfway. I now have a Z Plus torch insert for an old Zippo and am ready to smoke again. Any insights on this cigar would be helpful,as I feel this could be a really good smoke.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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Well, the A. Fuente line comes in at least four wrapper styles, light Connecticut, Cameroon, Candela and Sun Grown, although I'm not up on the whole barn of Fuente products these days. For Fuente I usually stick to the Hemingways, although any A. Fuente I've ever smoked, I've either liked or liked a whole lot. One may disagree with the prices of certain Fuente cigars, like the Don Carlos, Hemingways or of course, the Opus X, but I've never had a Fuente dogrocket, or anything approaching a dogrocket. The A. Fuente with the sun grown wrapper was great, but wayyyy too strong for me.
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WUSS Just kidding, they are pretty strong...
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:56 AM   #4
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The Chateau fuente was one of my first favorites and still is. There are three wrappers in this style that I have seen. Natural, (a light brown, connecticut?) Maduro and sun grown. Out of the dozens I've smoked, I've only had one bad burn and all smoked excellently with copius smoke. The natural - green ribbon is a medium smoke and tasteful, the maduro is a little milder and the sun grown - black ribbon is strong and peppery....for 3.50 a stick I feel they are well worth the money....
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:57 AM   #5
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but I've never had a Fuente dogrocket, or anything approaching a dogrocket.
???What about the Curly heads???
I recall they were 1/2 ok and 1/2 unsmokable (the box)
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:23 AM   #6
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Re: A.Fuente sticks

Originally Posted by stinkyweasel
Just trying to get some thoughts on the A.Fuente line of smokes,particualy the Cheteau Fuente. I had one a couple of weeks ago and only had matches,so I didn't get a good light from the start,the cigar kept going out and I gave up about halfway. I now have a Z Plus torch insert for an old Zippo and am ready to smoke again. Any insights on this cigar would be helpful,as I feel this could be a really good smoke.
I really like the Chateau Fuente Maduros.

p.s. try this: take off the cedar- and burn the cedar to light the cigar (I think it's more fun that way.)
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Well CC, like I said, I'm not up on everything Fuente. Never had a curly head. I'll make sure to avoid them.
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try this: take off the cedar- and burn the cedar to light the cigar (I think it's more fun that way.)
Great idea, Brenda. I have heard people say to use cedar strips to light your cigars, but it never occured to me to use the cedar wrapper....duh!
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you will never see a Fuente second ever, they dont sell them, the factory takes all the seconds & chops them up, that is what the curley head is made from , it is all the good tobacco & the table cuttings made into a cut filler smoke, the taste is quite good IMHO, but you do get a lot of loose tobacco in your mouth from them, I have a small mouth piece like the one George Burns used to avoid that problem, but you dont get the tobacco taste & feel on the lips with it, the curly head delux maduro is close in taste to the hemmingway line , Fuente Rolls a lot of cigars for other people, Ashton, Savenelli, Monticeno( one of my all time favorite smokes is the sungrown pyarmid,) & they play a big part in the Diamond Crown, & Diamond Crown Maximus . Enjoy, Vince
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