If you had to pick only one cigar to smoke for the rest of your life, we doubt you could do any better than an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Natural Classic. Think about it. First of all, every stogie carrying the famous frontmark is a perfecto, that classic shape where the barrel flares dramatically right past the foot to then taper ever-so-gently to the head. It’s just what a cigar should look like. Now, consider the fact that these smokes contain nothing but delectable Fuente-grown Dominican longleaf tobaccos for the filler and binder. Mmmm, that’s a scrumptious thought. Finally, each curvaceous 7” X 48 stick is finished with a bold Cameroon wrapper tailor-made to inject flavor directly into your soul.
Since most of us like variety and thus are not going to go all-in on only one cigar, the decision on what stick to pull next from the humidor comes down to many factors. Too bad for those other stogies that the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Natural Classic has all the boxes checked. Immediately eye-catching in shape and color, the solid heft of each vitola lends further credence to the choice. Wafting an aroma of sweet cedar, the wrapper will provide the lips some promising nutmeg and fresh hay during the draw test. Alight, and as the full width of the barrel begins to smolder, thick reams of smoke will flood the palate with pepper, sweet cream, and warm spice. A splash of citrus will join the dark chocolate that enters at the halfway mark, followed by oak and espresso as the final third is reached.
Easily carrying the weight of a 93-rating that still seems too low considering the enjoyment to be found within, the savory Arturo Fuente Hemingway Natural Classic will seem much heavier than its medium-strength until you realize you’re still standing upright after smoking and are ready for round two. You don’t have to be an ‘Old Man’ to ‘Sea’ you need to get you some of these right away.