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Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 17, 2012
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Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Cigar Review

This 7.25×48 stick features a dark brown oily leather like wrapper with a firm pack, small veins, tight seams, double cap and sweet chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with minimal smoke output, giving mild-medium flavors of a slightly sweet and oily tobacco with a long finish. The first third¬†holds virtually the same, only bringing the body up to medium. Construction is very good with a straight burn and tight ash. 50 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, the ash fell off at the start of the 2nd third and the only shift has been the sweetness dropping off, going to a deep leather. Nearing the band point flavors shift slightly again, coming up to a medium-full body, dropping most of the leather and adding a bit of pepper. The tobacco flavors come to the front once again going very substantial and deep with a long finish. In the last third I feel the strength building up giving me quite a head rush but not overwhelming. Ending at 2 hours, flavors remain unchanged from the band point. Thank you very much to ‘kahoona’ for sending me this to review!

  • Bill O

    My experience with this cigar was identical. Great review. Thanks again Bryan!

  • stevenknisley

    I smoked the little exquisito i think is what its called… pretty good for a quick 25 minute smoke. it put off a lot of smoke for a cigar that small. it did stay pretty close you your flavor profile for this churchill
    great review

  • benjammin94

    AHHHHH my first stick (in maduro). Nice sweet tobacco, great beginner stick if you want to find out what an even sweet aged tobacco tastes like. I will always keep one of these in the humidor.

  • Kace

    I like sweet tobacco flavores. I hated early on in my cigar trials. I’d look for something in the sweet tobacco flavor and I kept ending up with that over sugary tip cigar. I’m very thankful for these reviews. It has helped my really find out what I like.

  • MorganGeo

    I’m smoking this one for breakfast with coffee this morning in what I believe is short story size. Not sure if that’s right but its small. :p I had the hints of leather as well. Overall not a bad stick. Like the real subtle sweetness I had as well.

  • Bigdave

    I could be wrong but that looks like a Don Carlos.

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