Origin: Dominican Republic
Size Name: Lonsdale
Ring Gauge: 43
Strength: Medium – Full
A couple of weeks ago I stopped into a cigar shop located in a local shopping mall. I picked up a few sticks and was on my way. One of these particular sticks was an Arturo Fuente – Curly Head Deluxe Maduro
I reason why I bought a couple of these cigars was solely because I wanted to see first hand what the Fuente budget line had to offer.
The first thing you will notice about this cigar is that it is the ugly duckling of the Fuente line. The wrapper is coarse and veiny with a dry appearance. The overall feel concerned me a bit due to it being hard, but all of the cigars in the box felt the same way. Due to the hard feel I had some difficulties cutting the cap. After I got the cap cut I began the lighting process.
The lighting process was easy. The draw was very stiff producing little smoke. The body was medium with a heavy finish. The flavor had a very heavy Maduro base with hints of coffee. I had some initial trouble with the burn but it corrected itself after a few quick puffs.
After about two inches of smoking, the coffee flavor stopped and I was left with the heavy Maduro base. This flavor was the predominant flavor throughout the remainder of the cigar.
The draw remained tight and began to produce bitter flavors. When I got to the band, the cigar had become too bitter and produced an acrid smoke for me to continue smoking, so I had to put it out.
Overall I think this would be a decent stick in terms of a Yard Gar smoke. I wouldn’t pull one of these out when I planned on sitting down and devoting my time to enjoying a good cigar.
My rating sheet can be found below.