Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sun Grown
Chateau Fuente Sun Grown
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Tasting Note
The herbal start of this robusto becomes heavier and more intense, leaving big nutty notes on the palate along with the dry, chocolate quality of cocoa powder.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2017
Price $5.35
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 88

Dark and richly hued with an even draw and burn. It is woody and nutty with toasty tobacco notes and some pepper.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 86

This rugged looking cigar has notes of almonds and spice. It's sweet, medium bodied, and a bit oily.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 85

This medium-bodied cigar has a very dry and woody flavor. It has hints of nuts and some spices, but it has a slight bite.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 85

A peppery character. This medium to full-bodied cigar showed some inconsistency, with a touch of dryness noted. But there were some light nutty flavors too.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 87

A good cigar with a woody character. There is a hint of coffee on the palate, and a strong woody component in the taste. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 85

A mild to medium bodied cigar. It has a mix of herbal and dry wood flavors on the palate, and a slighty dry, woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1994 | Score: 85

Some inconsistency in this cigar. Good spice flavors with several woody notes. A Chateau Rothschild (the cigar has been renamed) scored 86 in Vol. 1, No. 1.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1992 | Score: 86

Finely constructed, A. Fuente's robusto has a nice draw and an elegant texture. It is soft and almost sweet on the palate with well-integrated herbal flavors.

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