Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Short Story
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
49 49
Tasting Note
Despite its small size, the tapers of this mini perfecto are crafted to beautiful scale and symmetry. It burns perfectly too, showing a sweet and nutty walnut character with underlying earthiness.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 49
Length 4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2017
Price $5.95
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 06, 2018 | Score: 90

The symmetrical tapers of this mini perfecto are crafted to gorgeous affect. It burns evenly, too, showing a sweet and nutty walnut character with underlying earthiness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 91

The draw of this short perfecto is firm at first, but opens up to show a sweet-and-spicy character with plenty of cedar, maple and dried fruit notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 93

A sweet and spicy little perfecto with a perfect draw and burn. Additional walnut notes and refined cocoa flavors make this medium- to full-bodied cigar balanced and complex.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 08, 2009 | Score: 90

There are a few imperfections on the wrapper of this small perfecto, but the full draw imparts a distinct core of leather flavors balanced by woody and nutty notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 12, 2005 | Score: 90

This little, attractive cigar has a cedary, nutty taste with touches of earth on the palate. It’s balanced, smooth and exceptionally flavorful.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2003 | Score: 91

A diminutive perfecto with an easy draw and a rich, heavy aroma. Meaty, smoky flavors are strong and spicy. The finish is long and smooth with notes of leather. A well-balanced cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 91

A well-made perfecto with an attractive wrapper. It has a nearly perfect draw and burn, and is packed with notes of black pepper.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 86

This cigar has a great shape, but the foot is rough. It lights and draws well, showing earthy and peppery flavors with a sour finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2000 | Score: 89

Unique construction on this tiny perfecto. It's a peppery smoke. The cigar is woody and slightly tinny, with a thick, chalky finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1995 | Score: 89

This cigar's unique size makes blind tasting impossible. It is packed with flavors of pepper, spice and espresso coffee.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale