Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sungrown (Guest Review)

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Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sungrown (Guest Review)

This weeks Guest Review features the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sungrown and comes courtesy of Ace. Just as before, Ace has put this review into verse.

There are times when we get caught up in new releases,
and leave behind cigars that used to please us.
One such cigar is the Double Chateau Sungrown Fuente,
so I decided to review it today, doing it with poetry.

It’s nice to start off the day with a nice morning smoke,
although it is a habit that can leave one heartbroke.
If your choice for the morning turns out to be a dud,
then your morning has begun with no more than a thud.

I used to think these Sungrowns were the top of the heap,
but then I found Tatuaje, Ashton, and couldn’t keep,
my interest in them because my tastes had evolved
on to heavier smokes with more bucks there involved.

But back to this stick before I get off the track,
I decided to try it this morning, give it some slack.
It’s an AF Double Chateau Sungrown, 6.7″ long and 50 ring.
It is wrapped nicely in cedar, a kind of cigar “bling”.

With a nice dark brown wrapper, mottled, with tooth,
just a bit rustic looking, but not at all uncouth.
I Palio cut it and lit it with Culinary Torch,
and settled in to enjoy it on my convenient porch.

The first third was all perfume and floral and sweet,
I hadn’t expected much but was now feeling upbeat,
for this smoke was strong enough for morning smoking,
and it opened my eyes to its flavors, pleasure invoking.

I had become used to smokier, huskier, fuller smoke,
but this stick’s sweetness was great as my tastebuds awoke
to its flavors of sweet tobacco and beautiful bouquet,
quite subtle at first but powerful in their own way.

The second third was no more than a nice review,
of the first third as more flavor came on through.
The draw was without effort, the burn spot on,
as I focused on flavors, is that sugar or pecan?

The burn rate was fantastic, the ash held on well,
and the cigar smoked slowly as I sadly said farewell
to the second third and prepared myself for the move
to the third and final third and what it might prove.

That final third was a tad fuller than the first two,
but just as pleasurable as I prepared to bid it adieu.
As the cigar left me to rest in the ashtray in the sky,
I couldn’t help but regret that with a tear in my eye.

How can one summarize an experience like this?
Would I be remiss by not referring to it as bliss?
Perfect construction, flavors and performance,
a wonderful experience without nary a nuisance.

No tunneling, canoeing, or other unsavory adventures,
so I have no criticisms, no regrets, no censures.
This cigar performed at an extremely high level,
and in the flavors of each puff I was able to revel.

What does flavor of this magnitude cost?
Does it require that a big check be tossed,
to Serious, or CI, or to the Devil Site?
It is not an SR bargain stick, but the cost is light.

You can get twenty of these for under 90 a box,
and they’re cheaper on CBid and that really rocks.
Because with these sticks you can rock and you can roll,
and the process won’t extract from you part of your soul.

Ratings miss the point of great sticks like these,
when they give you no trouble, all they do is please.
They put a smile on your face, offer an hour plus of fun.
Bringing the Ace Binary Scale into play, I give it a 1.





enjoying cigars since 2005

5 thoughts on “Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sungrown (Guest Review)

  1. Hey Ace how about that, I actually agree with you on this one. Great poem bud. I just ordered some of these as well as some of the smaller ones. It’s funny how as a relatively new smoker I don’t hear much about some of these great smokes that have been around for a while. It’s like you said, we are being almost overwhelmed by all of the hype of new releases (some of it warranted), to the point where great mainstays like these get lost in the shuffle. I probably never would have tried a Fuente Sungrown if JB hadn’t sent me one for Christmas. I can’t wait til my order gets here. Even though I have read some negative reviews on these during my research of them, the one I had ranked right up there with some of the best cigars I have smoked. Is it your experience that these perform better with some age on them? That is the impression I am getting from what I am reading.

  2. Clint,

    The best I can say is that I liked the ones I have now when I got them a year ago. They aren’t suffering for a year’s age, but I’m not sure they’re getting any better either. I can’t comment on the negative reviews. What I can say is that I’ve smoked hundreds of these and have had one I didn’t like, one that did not draw well. Fuente is right up there in terms of quality control.

  3. Sorry bro but the poetry didnt work as a review very creative an well written stuff but it didnt work as a review, I have no idea of the flavor profile from that review other than either sugar or pecan. It was well done and took alot of creativity tho so….. Props for originality (sp)

  4. To me, at any rate, poetry good as tje abpve aside, the taste I get is a sweet caramel; not a earthy musky tobacco profile, but a slightly salty sweet taste with a very (did I say very) light bit of spice. It’s pleasant and definitely not too sweet, plus, it’s different and not a “me too” cigar. Yes, it tends to be on the mild side, yet with real character which defines it and it burns absoutely straight and does so for almost an hour and a half. All in all, it is good and it is unique. It will not be for everyone as it departs from the earthy and gets more int the territory that polarizes folks. If you like it, as I do, you will want to keep some in your rotation, perhaps not even a weekly selection, but one that you will go to when you crave something a bit different: something desert like.

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