Work of Art

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
60 60
STRENGH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Tasting Note

Cameroon tobacco may not be the trendiest wrapper in the cigar world. And little perfectos aren't the trendiest sizes in the market either. But none of this seems to bother Carlos Fuente Jr., owner of Arturo Fuente Cigars. Year after year, he unapologetically creates perfecto after perfecto in his Hemingway series and unabashedly wraps them in Cameroon—sweet, spicy, tasty Cameroon. While the perfectos in the Hemingway series range in size, we had particular affection for the Work of Art, a charming little smoke with considerable curves and tapers. It's one of the smaller models in the line (though not the smallest) but it's very big on flavor. Perfectos like this one are difficult to make, and in the 1980s they were few and far between. After coming across some old perfecto-shaped cigar molds, Fuente was intrigued and decided to start producing these shapely cigars. The first Hemingways came to market in 1983. The Work of Art was a later addition to the line, and like all perfectos its combustion can be a bit slow in the beginning, as it takes a little while to fully light the skinny foot. But once the burn gets going past the bulbous taper, it really loads the palate with nutty, toasty smoke before blossoming with baking spices, citrus notes and the sweet-and-spicy properties that Cameroon wrapper is known for.

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Figurado


Ring Gauge: 60


Length: 4 7/8"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Cameroon


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019


Price: $9.65


Designation: Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 6


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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
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