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Overall Rating 4.64 out of 5 Based on 78 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Arturo Fuente”

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5 out of 5
Arturo Fuente Chateau
When I want a really fine smoke, the A.Fuente line of cigars will fill the bill. A great cigar and Cigars International has the best price no matter where you shop. I am on my last one so that means I am getting ready for another order. Have a great Holiday Season and stay stocked up on cigars....
5 out of 5
Quick delivery. Good smokes.
Quick delivery. Good smokes.
5 out of 5
My go to cigar
Great bang for your buck
3 out of 5
Very mediore cigars
You get what you pay for with these cigars. Some smoke OK, others smoke very poorly, often lacking in decent taste. I won't buy them again.
5 out of 5
Top Quality Low Cost Cigar
These cigars are always good. They are at the top of "favorites" list and an excellent bargain. Everyone I know that has smoked one of these has become a regular smoker of these great cigars.
3 out of 5
Good winter smoke
Love these little sticks during the cold winter months.
3 out of 5
A good smoke with an unfortunate flaw.
I purchased a 5 pack of the 8-5-8 Candela and they are good smoke. They have good flavor, a lot of good smoke, good construction, and burn evenly. The big issue for me is the adhesive application on the ring. I have smoked two of the five and the glue used to adhere the ring on both has also adhered the ring to the wrapper so removing the ring has resulted in tearing the wrapper. This is disappointing for an otherwise very good cigar.
5 out of 5
Another materpiece
One of my favorites for a short smoke. The Fuente family always delivers quality, and this is no exception. Great flavor, draw and construction.
5 out of 5
Superb Taste and good value
AF are my favorites. I enjoyed this style while golfing. The price is a great value!
5 out of 5
As always CI provides top
As always CI provides top notch service and unbeatable prices. Arturo Fuente Double Chateau is smooth tasty and an unbeatable every day smoke.
5 out of 5
Arturo Fuente 8-5-8
IMO these are the cigars that all other cigars aspire to, the Fuentes pay tribute to their patriarch and company namesake with this masterpiece of smoking pleasure.
5 out of 5
Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Maduro
great cigar always consistent and smooth!
5 out of 5
Great prices and always on time!
5 out of 5
Man these are good
Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 is always good and packed with flavor!!!! Whatever the occasion this stick is always dressed to impress.
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
Great everyday smoke ya can't go wrong with this one ..
5 out of 5
AF Cuban Corona
I have tried almost all of the popular brands over the years and the Fuentes are at the top of my list. Their Cuban Corona is consistently well made, great burn, smooth taste, and smokes in 30 to 35 minutes. I love it.
5 out of 5
Circa 1986
The 10 year old wrapper tells the story. This is one hell of a quick smoke. Med-full bodied. Makes you wonder what a corona would taste like.
5 out of 5
excellent knock around smoke
This is a spicy batch with a light body and notes of fresh ground pepper, also a pleasant earthiness. Don't know if the next box will taste the same or different, interesting smoke, somebody somewhere would pay good money for this kind of taste.
1 out of 5
Didn't like these ones will
Didn't like these ones will stick to the regular curly heads. They had a weedy taste to them
4 out of 5
curley head deluxe
good inexpensive cigar
5 out of 5
Top notch!
These cigars are a great buy for anyone! If you're new to smoking cigars, this stick is a great start. If you're a cigar smoker who's slightly interested, I say go for it. Great burn, great quality, outstanding flavors and transitions throughout, not to mention one of the best price versus quality cigars on the market to date. Bought a whole box of maduros for this reason! Complex cigar that's not overwhelmingly strong. This cigar is sure to please anyone new to cigars and anyone who smokes frequently.
5 out of 5
Fast Shipping
Great company, great prices, and very fast shipping!
5 out of 5
Always my favorite "Go to" Cigar
When I'm looking for an affordable, mellow, relaxing cigar, the AF 8-5-8 is what I've turned to for over 15 years. They are always enjoyable, well wrapped and smooth bodied.
1 out of 5
Arturo Fuentes
Cigars were stale.
5 out of 5
This is the cigar that got me hooked on cigars.
5 out of 5
Continuously excellent
I've been smoking Arturo Fuente Candela wrapped 8-5-8 cigars for many years It is rare to find this level of quality at this price. Cigars International is the best source for these hard to come by cigars providing excellent service as well.
4 out of 5
OK Dependable Smoke
I like the minis or petite coronas rather than the robusto, etc. It's an "okay" cigar, very well put together, very dependable on taste, draw, burn. As a social "security" old vet curmudgeon, I have to buy in 5 packs. I compare these to J C Newman's maduro Quorums -- which, for lesser price and (in my opinion) slightly more enhanced taste (slight wrapper sweetness, subliminal cafe, tiny bit of spice -- though bland spice). Quorums will be replacing the 8-5-8s in the humidor. As a once farrier and horse equine tack maker, I've never found what this "leather" flavor is! And "earth"? I never did (even in Nam) eat dirt, intentionally.
5 out of 5
Best Candela Out There!
If you like light to medium light bodied cigars with flavor, then this is the cigar for you. This a good everyday cigar that doesn't assault your senses.
5 out of 5
No worries
As always, great service with great cigars.
5 out of 5
Good prices.Delivered on time. No problems
5 out of 5
Mild, soft, great taste.
4 out of 5
no problems
Very timely
5 out of 5
Arturo is the best
I try different cigars from time to time but always come back to Arturo I have been smoking them since the birth of my first child in the late 80's very consistent smoke
5 out of 5
Best cigar company for premium cigars
I tried couple of other cigar companies but CI has the best selection on premium cigars.
5 out of 5
I have always loved this cigar...
This is a great smoke. Smooth with a leathery, chocolate back end. This cigar is the one I smoke after a great day! Try it! You won’t be disappointed.
3 out of 5
Good but not great...
I have yet to have one burn evenly throughout, they start off great but midway through the burn changes. I have had better AF cigars.
5 out of 5
One of the Best!
When I want to settle down with an excellent smoke and just enjoy my time, Arturo Fuente is my choice.
5 out of 5
Arturo Fuente chateau maduro review
Satisfied with this and any Arturo Fuente maduro purchase
5 out of 5
Usual good service
Usual good service
5 out of 5
good cigar cheap
This is very good everyday smoke for those with small pockets.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
I've been smoking these since I first picked up a cigar over 25 years ago. I loved them then and I still love them now. Fuente's will forever be my comfort smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars Delivered On Time
I always order my cigars from Cigars International. I usually receive them within 3 days, and they are always fresh. I've never had a problem with CI. They do a great job getting my box of Arturo Fuente 858 Maduro to me quickly and at a great price!
5 out of 5
Mike Hopkins
Great selection quick delivery
5 out of 5
first cigar
Cigar shop recommended this as my first cigar and I love it
5 out of 5
Great price
Love it
3 out of 5
Not very good.
It definitely wasn't anywhere close to the quality Fuente normally puts out. The cigars lacked a lot of the robust flavors that I normally would get. I guess I got what I paid for, but could have gotten much better for the price.
5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the Arturo Fuentes Chateau. Nice flavor. Burned well. Will be ordering again real soon.
5 out of 5
great value for the money, and still a Fuente!!!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
These are one of my husbands favorite. We only by Arturo Fuente cigars Madura.
5 out of 5
No problems!
No problems!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar. keep the good deals coming on these type of premium cigars. I like it when you sell one type in a pack vs. buried in a sampler with a bunch of off brands I don't want.
5 out of 5
Cigar smoking for Masters
Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Maduro is the best cigar on the market for quality, performance and taste. Even non-smokers enjoy the aroma of these cigars. Keep up the quality.
5 out of 5
A great smoke!
A long relaxing pleasurable couple hours. The Maduro is just the right flavor for me. And a very consistantly cool smoke too. Stays lit mostly on it's own. Goes with any cocktail.
5 out of 5
It's guys are the
It's guys are the best around
5 out of 5
My Cigars
What can I say. I ordered them, you shipped them and I smoked them. All is right with the world
5 out of 5
Still my favorite
As always a great satisfying product. Great flavor with a smooth even burn throughout. If you're looking for a great mild to medium cigar, this will fill the bill.
4 out of 5
Mild and smooth
I think this is a great day time mild and smooth smoke for some yard work or projects in the shop. Burn can be uneven at times, but doesn't get out of hand. I find it hard to put down some times!
4 out of 5
My go to cigar
I have always loved these. A medium bodied cigar that is perfect for all occasions. The 8-5-8s are very consistent with an abundant amount of smoke and flavor. Definitely a keeper......I won't be throwing any of these back!
5 out of 5
First time buyer
This was my first experience buying cigars online. Actually, I'm not a veteran cigar smoker, but I enjoy the novelty of it. The Arturo Fuente Churchill was a great first choice. A nice mild smoke that didn't overwhelm and welcomed me back.
5 out of 5
Cigar order
Fuentes and partagas. Fresh and fabulous
5 out of 5
Fuente Curlyhead Deluxe
Great cigar. Easy draw, nice aroma and smooth taste. I smoke them right down to the nub every time.
4 out of 5
Arturo Fuente
This is such a great value. Excellent cigar at a great price.
5 out of 5
Arturo Fuente Rothschild
I have been smoking Arturo Fuentes cigars for over eight years and Never had a bad one. All Fuentes cigars are constant, never changing, always smooth and delicious. My go to cigar.
5 out of 5
Best Prices around
Not only best prices but fast efficient shipment.
5 out of 5
Wedding Cigar Supply
Ordered two boxes Arturo Fuente Double Chateau for my daughters wedding days. Everyone enjoyed the Double Chateau's as expected. Ordering, delivery and receipt excellent from CI. Thanks guys.
5 out of 5
The AF Exquisito has become my go-to quick smoke cigar
These have become my absolute favorite go-to cigar. I also smoke CAO Gold Karats, but these Exquisitos are something truly special! They have that famous AF flavor and punch in a neat little package that takes 20-30 (maybe) to enjoy. I couldn't possibly recommend these enough to someone looking for a quick smoke on breaks, in the car, or after a long day without much time to relax. Aboslutely, positively, and enthusiastically recommended!
5 out of 5
You can never go wrong with a Fuente. Consistent flavor notes, even burn and smooth draw every time. A great Dominican smoke!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
i enjoy my Fuentes Curlyheads, great price and service
2 out of 5
curlyhead not as expected
I thought the cigar had a tough draw and was not a very even burning cigar, I would not buy them again.
5 out of 5
Great Deals
Great quality and great deals with cigars international. I am a frequent flyer and will continue as long as they around.
5 out of 5
It's a good boy. . . every time!
My kids are both teenagers but I buy these all the time because they are a very nice, mild smoke. Well constructed and perfect when you don't have a lot of time for a Churchill.
5 out of 5
Great cigars.
They are one of the most unique maduro taste as good if not better than other highly rated cigars.
5 out of 5
I keep going back.
Great smoke, amazing flavor great for when youbdont have time for a longer smoke. Everything you want from a darker smoke when time is a factor.
5 out of 5
this is a great after
this is a great after dinner cigar. very mild and smooth burns nice and even
4 out of 5
Great for the price. Better
Great for the price. Better than more expensive cigars I'vehad in the ppast
5 out of 5
Best Fishing Cigar
I fish Bass tournaments all over the area and when I do, there is only one cigar I carry in my boat......Fuente 858 Maduro. I need a cigar that will hold up while I fish with both hands and hold the cigar in my mouth. Most cigars will deteriorate and I can not stand constantly having to spit out cigar wrappers.
5 out of 5
cant remember ever having a bad Arturo
You are going to need some time to smoke one of these but it just gets better as smoked-I generally go for their Hemingway line and only when I can splurge a little-they are a little pricey but worth every nickel.
5 out of 5
I enjoyed the Fuentes but they are not as good as they used to be. I recently ordered partagas and think they are better
Customer Testimonials
These are all strong cigars despite the description. They are excellent, but be aware you may go down for the count if not a seasoned smoker.
The Double Chateau is one of my favorite cigars and in my opinion, the best offering from AF for the money. These cigars are very smooth from start to finish and are complimented with any beverage from a nice single malt to coffee after dinner. This is one cigar that everyone should try at least once.
Always a favorite every day smoke for me. A lighter smoke for summer time. Even draw and tastes great. Consistent box after box.
Ok, I try many cigars, and by far Arturo Fuente has impressed me the most from the humidifier package on the box to the cigars themselves. Great smoke, consistent burn, and great taste. I'm glad I got them. I'll be buying more in the future.
I had the A. Fuente Grand Reserve and it was a smooth taste with a rich smell. I originally thought b/c of the dark roast of the wrap it was going to be a full taste with a tobacco after taste, but none whatsoever. Love it.
I haven't had a FUENTE I didn't like yet. Every one has been perfect from the construction to the burn. Can't get enough; keep them coming please.
The 8-5-8 is THE cigar that made me a cigar smoker. I'm a maduro smoker, but the Natural wrapper is just as good on to me on this one. Also, for a cheap stick, the Curlyhead Deluxe Maduro is my go to.
Smooth and enjoying stick; A stoggie that you can enjoy whether you are on the golf course or just chillin' in your backyard.
The most reliable 1st class smoke.
This is my standard smoke at the house or the golf course. They are my standing order. 4*
Great smoke. Quality build, even burn, nice mild strength. I absolutely love smoking these and wish I had a bigger humidor so I could store a whole box.
The Cameroon was my taste. Not smooth, medium body with a harsh tobacco finish. Not great. (3/10)
Very good cigar. Will be ordering more of these. Super smooth!
A really good 20 minute cigar for the price. My wife doesn't let me smoke in the house and, let's face it, it gets really hot in Texas this time of year. So I can enjoy a really good cigar in a short time with a great price too.
The Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 and Cuban Corona are undisputed masterpieces, but to me the unsung hero of the Gran Reserva series is the Exquisito, the cigar that made me a lifelong Fuente loyalist in the first place. This little cigarillo packs all the power, nuance, & complexity of the Gran Reserva blend into its tiny 4.5 x 33 frame, and in my estimation it — along with the slightly larger Punch Bolo— are the best small cigars money can buy. Like the Bolo, the Exquisito is a perfect scaled-down representation of the series as a whole. Try it in either the natural Cameroon or the maduro Broadleaf wrapper — you won't be disappointed. It's basically a 25-minute synopsis of the Fuente Churchill. It is THAT good.
Really like the Cheteau Madura
The cigar has hints of wet dog, yes, Thats the word that comes to mind when i light one up. They should have called it Labrador.
Breva royale: I bought these on a whim. They were easy light easy draw but left a lot for want of a decent cigar. First third gives a ashen after-taste and the last 2/3 are harsh and short on flavor. I will stick with the 8-5-8s if I chose Fuentes again.
Great cigar! Good construction,even burn, great flavor. I ordered a five pack of the maderos. First one I smoked had my heading spinning when I got through with it. The second one I just finished up smoking after it had been in my humidor for a couple of weeks. I smoked it down to the nub! Delicious cigar!
I've always been a Arturo Fuente fan. I like the 8-5-8. Always know it will be a quality cigar finely constructed.
Great taste! It came fresh and fast!
Found cigars a pleasurable smoke, but, they burned very uneven.
I normally lean towards more budget end cigars, but my local shop was out of my staple. However, they were having a New Years sale so I decided to go on a palate adventure with some nicer cigars. I ended up smoking two of these that day. The time after I bought a couple more, then decided to just take home the remaining nine. Very nice construction, burns evenly, great taste, nice smell. I'll be ordering a box of these when there's room in my humidor.
One of my long-time faves for almost two decades: Maduro Canone. A 2-3 hour smoke! Recently, smoke it less as I gravitate to stronger Nic offerings. But still a treat whenever I burn one! This one NEVER disappoints!
8-5-8 Natural or Maduro are one of my favorite sticks. Long ashes my friends.
I am new to cigar smoking, but i loved these. If this is cigar smoking, then I am hooked. Arturo Fuente for me.
I am probably in for the same flogging as Steve-O. I just finshed my third sample of the Fuente Chateau Robusto. First, I have to say this cigar has a bit more strength to it than some Fuentes I have had, and the flavor was pretty decent. Here are the "buts"... But, there was a grassiness that I did not enjoy. But, it was a one-note cigar; I did not get any real evolution in the flavor other than some unpleasant bitterness in the last third. Not too exciting. I will say that it was a solid medium-bodied blend, great burn and draw, and had an okay flavor profile....
This is one of my favorite
Love this smoke. The Chateau Fuente Maduro is a fabulous cigar. I have enjoyed them for many years. The only possible thing that could be better are the old double Maduro's, but those are a thing of the past. Enjoyable smoke vs. value Arturo Fuente is among the best. Get a few, relax and enjoy. A perfect companion to a nice Small Batch Bourbon.
The candela 8-5-8 is a gem, super mild with that fire cured taste that is unique to this type of wrapper. A bit expensive but worth extra coin.
Every Thursday after work, I go to the humidor and reach for the Rothschild Maduro. I grab my flask full of Jameson and take a drive to the beach.... do at your own risk. This smoke is a great week wind me down, full of spices and a leathery blend that lasts right to the nub. This, my friends is heaven, of course till the wife starts calling, but that half hour is fantastic. I highly recommend the Fuente Maduro if you appreciate a full flavored lip numbing smoke. The finer things in life.....
I have smoked quite a few of the Arturo Fuente cigars and to be honest with you I really don't see what all the excitement is with their cigars. Don't get me wrong, I like them and don't have anything bad to say about them well maybe one thing, (I do feel they are a little over priced). I really don't see why everyone puts them in such high admiration, sure they are a nice smoke with good taste and made exceptionally well, but there are a lot of other brands out there that are much better than a lot of theirs and they are less costly then a lot of their cigars are. I could name several cigars on the market that are better than the Arturo Fuente cigar and they are a better buy for the money but I will not start a debate right now. No doubt I will get those of you that will debate my thoughts on them but we all have our opinions on the cigars we smoke. I like them but I don't put them above other cigars that cost less then they do.
Mmm... This cigar (A. Fuente candela) is always kept in rotation. Not the absolute best smoke ever, but I enjoy the subtle change the candela provides me. It's smooth, and burns super nice. It has its own little unique 'green' flavor that really is unique.
I remember smoking this brand a few months ago and it was excellent but now their different. The wrapper slightly comes apart. It also looks and feel loose. They need better quality control. Don't get confused it's still a good tasty cigar. As for me I'll move on an try other brands. Then maybe I'll purchase later down the road an see if their quality has improve.
I tried one just recently. Not bad an not great just good enough. Strange how there were no band. I was hoping for one to add to my collection. They burn just fine an the aroma smells great. The flavor was okay for me that is. I had no problems with the draw. The construction are perfect. I'm going leave the rest in the humidor for awhile. I know for others will love this one but for me it's just a change of flavor from time too time. There nothing wrong it's just not one of my favorites or maybe with a little age it might be different.
I have been smoking cigars for years now, and Arturo Fuente is NOTHING of what it used to be. They should be ashamed of themselves for demanding such a high price for their sticks. I picked up some Hemingway Short Stories and Chateau Naturals at my local Brick and Mortar while waiting on my C.I. shipment. The short stories wrappers are so delicate the slightest abrasion will send flakes of it flying off and as you smoke it about halfway down both of their wrappers came unraveled. Oh and did I mention I had to use a drawpoker on both of them as they were so tight you couldn't draw through them. Now on to the Chateau Fuente Natural...Pre light aroma ehhh, upon toasting and first light OMG it literally smelled like cow manure and dried grass, I almost gagged and even my wife freaked out and she tolerates my cigars quite well, I had to put it out. From here on out I will never purchase another AF cigar, they are nothing more than an overrated shadow of their former self.
I have to agree with the "86" rating and I am a longtime AF smoker.
The Arturo Fuente is just an average cigar, nothing to jump around about. It wasn't too complex, but lit and smoked well. Meh....
One word comes to mind when I think of Fuente... Consistency Without question, Fuente is the most consistent brand of cigar I smoke. I don't think I've ever had a bad one, and I've smoked a lot of them, all sorts of shapes and sizes. They virtually never tunnel nor canoe, nor do they ever irritate the throat, and the draw is nearly always perfect... Seems to me a lot of time is taken to guarantee quality both of the tobacco and the roll.. Bottom line - Overall, Fuentes quality is top knotch and although there certainly are more flavorful cigars out there, Fuente is not far off the pace and they remain so consistent in terms of quality, I easily smoke more of them than any other top shelf brand..
I don't think I've ever had a Fuente cigar I haven't enjoyed. Always beautifully made and flavourful. Can't go wrong.
Ok, I know you guys at times at CI have thought that A. Fuente's were over rated and you have suggested alternative less expensive, lets call them better value cigars. And at time I have agreed, Opus is quite expensive and anyone with any patience can have a great ages cigar if they just wait, and not have to spend some $20+ a stick. I have an Anejo in my box now that I cant wait to have on a very special occasion, and I am sure that it will be wonderful albeit not worth the $30 it cost. But i do have to say that the 858 and the Gran Reserve Churchill are very worth their price. They are not astronomical smokes like the Anejo or the Opus yet they exude great flavor and aroma that goes along with their value. I had the joy of having a Fuente Churchill just the other night right out of th box and it was quite lovely. Nice burn, great draw and great flavor through and through. Not a smoke that changes and jumps around, just one that stayed consistent throughout. I would highly recommend some of the lower line Fuente's anyday. And at CI's lower prices $100+ for a box of premium cigars is by no means outrageous. Try them I think you will be quite happy.
Arturo Fuente's have never let me down. A delightful smoke with an exquisite taste and wonderful aroma. I prefer the Double Chateaus with a tasty libation. And for those times when I just want to relax; a Canon fills the bill. I've tried others...Montecristo's, Macadnudos, Guhrkas and others, but I still come back to the Fuente's. For my money and taste a leader by far. I have never had a bad Fuente.
A. Fuente...Churchill 7.5x48 was a pleasant mild smoke with a quality construction. Great morning cigar, even burn, and a nice aroma. This stick has enough body and flavor to satisfy the palate and leaves you wanting another. Good stick to share with your free loading buddies and even the ladies might enjoy this one. A pleasant smoke in every way....The flavor (almost) approaches a Casa Torano or Perdomo Cabinet Series Champagne.
Looking for an everyday cigar I ordered a box of curlyheads.(Arturo Fuente) Nice for the price.
AF (Arturo Fuente) has been one of my favorites for many years. One exceptional smoke for the money.
Double Chateau (Arturo Fuente) is the best smoke for a round of golf bar none. Has a smooth but distinct flavor that is not matched by any cigar in my humidor (I carry about 8 brands at a time). You will not be caught saying "I can't taste my smoke". Ever so slight bitterness to the wrapper keeps you lips kickin.
A new favorite - the 858 natural. Wow. The complexity of this cigar is impressive. At least two round trips between spicy and sweet. Definitely a new regular.
A very well made cigar (Arturo Fuente), with a strong flavor not for a weak pallet.
There is always at least a couple of AF's (Arturo Fuente) Royal salutes in my humidor. I call it the magic cigar. It shifts flavors 4 different times. It starts out a little spicy from the cedar wrap. Then it immediatly shifts into a macchiatto flavor,then to espresso. The magic comes when at about 2 inches from the nub it moves to coffee with sweet cream. A magic cigar at a magic price.
AF Chateau Maduro... Great smoke (Arturo Fuente). Slow burn, plenty of smoke. Hearty, refined taste right to the nub. Excellent!
By far the best cigar (Arturo Fuente) for the money. Smooth drawing and well made. 8-5-8s are my favorite
Just had a couple of "Fuente Fuente OPUS X" (Arturo Fuente)stogies and must say there were superb smokes! Any of the Fuentes is a good smoke for the money.