Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines
This is a cigar review of the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines produced by Arturo Fuente Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the perfecto, which resembles the size of the short story. This cigar is composed of a barber pole designed wrapper that consists of USA Connecticut Broadleaf and USA Connecticut Shade. The internal tobacco blend is straight out of the Dominican Republic. This is a medium bodied smoke that retails around $14.25.
The band is the standard red gold and black Arturo Fuente band. Now onto the cigar which has a wrapper that is like a barber pole style with the Maduro alternating with the Shade wrapper. Virtually no veins and tight seams and the cigar is finished with a double cap.
Aromas of natural tobacco and sweet spice are on the front of the nose followed by a bit of barnyard on the foot. We chose the straight cut on this cigar. The cold draw produces a deep cedar wood note with a nice nutty finish.
First Third – The cedar and nutty notes kick this off along with a spiced bread component. A slight pepper on the finish sits on the back of the palate. Few minutes in the spice note diminishes and the flavor becomes a nice vanilla spice. The cedar notes come back with a little leather towards the end of this third. Ash is a light gray. Burn starts off sharp.
Second Third – The leather, cedar and spice are still the predominant notes in this third however a light anise and pepper come into the fold. The finish sits on your tongue like a fine oak. Toward the middle of this third the leather comes on strong and rich. This one really packed a punch in this spot. The burn remains sharp.
Final Third – Leather, cedar and anise finish this cigar up. The ash held on for the entire cigar. A well-constructed stick.
Scotch – Johnny Walker Blue
Wine – Ponzi Pinot Noir
The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines is a great product by Arturo Fuente to their Hemingway line. A pricey stick, but a beautiful work of art and experience. I’d recommend this for the aficionados out there to try at least once given the opportunity. This cigar was a birthday gift from my sister in-law and her family, which made it that much better. Thanks Meg, Jack and Pete!
Cigar Insider – 90pts.
Cigar Aficionado – 91pts.
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About the Hemingway Line:
The Arturo Fuente Hemingway is one of the world’s most recognizable and renowned cigar brands of all time, named after the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway. This all started out as a limited edition produced by the Fuente family, however it quickly became a huge seller. The cigars are hand made in the Dominican Republic with the goal of a medium to full bodied blend. They are composed of aged Dominican filler and binder tobaccos and an African Cameroon wrapper to create a delicacy of a cigar combination. They are rolled in Cuban perfecto shapes in various sizes all with the Hemingway themed names relating to their size. Once a year the Fuente Family shoots out a limited production Hemingway Maduro utilizing the Sun Grown Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, which tends to add a little sweetness and earth.
About Arturo Fuente Cigars – http://arturofuente.com