Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Short Story
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
49 49
Tasting Note
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.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 49
Length 4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2013
Price $5.60
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, 2017 | Score: 90

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.

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 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