Winter stinks, that's no shocker. For those of you who enjoy a winter cigar on the porch this review is for you.
This cigar creates a silky smoke and comes bandaged in a cedar sleeve from foot to band. The sleeve slides off quickly to reveal a well put together Ecuadorian wrapper and a dark, sweet aroma that's characteristic of sungrown tobacco – no surprise thanks to Fuente’s signature black ribbon. You can get a box of 20 Double Chateaus from http://www.gjcigars.com
After clipping the uniquely huge cap and toasting the foot, the initial flavor is a tad salty, but evens out with some toffee undertones. Sweetened espresso rounds out the finish into the second third and, if you’re genuinely paying interest, you might pick up on various citrus.
Hot peppercorn, syrupy tobacco, and cedar tastes dominate down the stretch using a minor bitterness coming into play at the really end. All in all, this cigar’s Dominican binder and filler tobaccos nicely complement the sungrown wrapper – a pleasant pairing that produces volumes of thin, flavorful smoke.
The burn performs nicely during the hour and a half smoke, but a few Double Chateaus required touch-ups in outdoor conditions. The draw is typically good, if not slightly firm, nd the ash holds as properly as you would expect from a Fuente.
Overall, this is an impressive mild- to medium-bodied cigar using a lot of interesting flavor to offer at a reasonable price. It's well-balanced, smooth, relaxing, and satisfying.
Sungrown fanatics who need long pauses might do well to work this into their regular rotation. I give the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sun Grown a B+
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