Arturo Fuente Chateau Series King B – Cigar Review
Ring Gauge: 55
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Approximate Price: $10.00
The Chateau series from Fuente is the same as the Gran Reserva series except with a different wrapper. The Ecuadorian, sun grown wrapper is supposed to make these cigars more full bodied and spicier as well. The King B is the pyramid version of this series.
I have smoked a couple King Bs in the past and I thought they were great. This one has nearly perfect construction with only one pronounced vein and a couple of bumps. The wrapper has a dark, reddish hew to it. It smells a little sweet before lighting it up.
Light Her Up!
The cigar is a little rough at first. A little wild. Obviously strong and very spicy. It’s actually a little harsh right at the beginning so I knocked about an 1/8th of an inch of ash off and that seems to have erased the harshness. Still a very strong cigar.
There’s a hint of vanilla with this cigar. That’s actually a great combination here. Earthy notes as well also some sweetness. Just awesome.
As I near the end of this cigar it begins to burn a little hot at times. It doesn’t get to the point where it takes a lot away from the flavors but it is noticeable. And the burn can be uneven at times.
Overall, it is a perfectly good cigar. It would definitely be better if I had let it age a little while longer. The problems at the beginning and the end are what is responsible from knocking this cigar down a couple of points and out of the great category.