I never smoked a Fuente Hemingway before, so when I had the chance I decided to pick the Fuente Hemingway classic, a 7×46, oddly shaped cigar, made with Dominican filler, a Dominican binder and a African Cameroon wrapper. I know that some Fuente Hemingway cigars come with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper too, though in limited quantities. I have a box of Fuente Hemingway work of art maduros, so I guess I should review one soon.
This cigar has a nice shape but the medium brown wrapper is pale, dry and has a lot of veins. The cigar has a musty barnyard smell. The construction is a bit soft and inconsistent. The predraw is hard and I taste dry tobacco with some chocolate in the aftertaste.
I taste a dry and salty flavor that reminds me of salted peanuts with some straw and some chocolate on the background. This is a unique flavor profile, I have never tasted salted peanuts in a cigar before, but I like it. After two inch I also taste something mild bitter on the tip of my tongue. I still taste the nice salty flavor with some herbs and dry straw.
Halfway I taste straw as main flavor with some salty herbs and some cacao on the background. After two thirds I taste bitter herbs and I get an ashy flavor. The turning point comes early on this cigar.
The cigar lasted me for an hour and fifteen minutes. The draw is a bit on the hard side, still good though. The smoke is a bit thin, but after drilling a hole the draw and the smoke got better. The light gray ash is frayed and ugly but firm. This cigar is mild to medium flavored and mild bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? This cigar is too mild for me
Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10