Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Best Seller
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
55 55
Tasting Note
A beautiful perfecto with a fine draw and perfect burn. The toasty, nutty flavors frame solid tobacco and wood notes that usher in an almond finish. Balanced and elegant.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 55
Length 5"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2007
Price $5.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 06, 2018 | Score: 91

An attractive, tapered cigar with a nipple foot and rounded head. Notes of almonds, sweet baking spices and candied orange peel lead to a gingerbread finish.

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

This easy-drawing perfecto shows a medium-bodied interplay of rich wood and earthy minerals before a sweet, caramel-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 08, 2009 | Score: 92

An expertly rolled perfecto with a rich brown wrapper and lush draw. This is a nutty, toasty cigar with some herbal notes and a long, sweet, cherry-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 12, 2005 | Score: 92

A superbly constructed perfecto with a toothy wrapper. It has a toasty aroma, with sweet wood, earth, honey and spice notes. A rich and balanced cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 1997 | Score: 90

This well-made perfecto has a dark, oily wrapper. It burns and draws well. It has a light, herbal quality, earthy flavors and hints of sweet wood and citrus. Medium-bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 91

The Arturo Fuente Hemingway line of perfectos has captivated American cigar smokers since its debut in 1983. Since then, several cigars with the same shape— but not the Hemingway name—have come on the market, and most have been extraordinary. Our favorite is the Best Seller, a Hemingway in spirit, if not in name. The 5 by 55 smoke has amazing curves, with a nipple bottom that flares out into a fat bulb, which then gradually narrows to the rounded head. The cigar is as hard to make as it looks. Even if it weren’t so visually stunning, the Best Seller would be one of the world’s best cigars. It is made with well-aged tobaccos that express themselves with a sweet wood flavor and a touch of honey.

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