An all-consuming passion for cigars is the unsurpassed characteristic of Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr., Chairman and President, respectively, of the Dominican Republic based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., manufacturers of internationally renowned Arturo Fuente handmade cigars and the Fuente Fuente Opus X brands. When asked for the reasons for the success of Arturo Fuente cigars and the success of their estate-grown tobaccos, Carlos, Jr. points out that it is due to hard work, dedication to perfection and their overall passion for cigars. "We are a family business", he states, "Our factories and our plantations comprise our family 'kitchen'. By staying in the kitchen, we're able to consistently produce outstanding tobacco leaves and rich flavored, perfectly balanced cigars that please cigar aficionados every time, everywhere."
Fuente's Chateau Fuente is more than just well made. We found it's silky, light coffee colored wrapper to be very inviting. Very few veins. You find that it has no soft spots, burns evenly, holds a solid light gray ash and offers a perfect draw. What more could you want! This is a straightforward, mild-to-medium-bodied Dominican smoke. It's not hugely complex, but what a great tobacco taste. Very creamy and mild. Note a slight Dominican spiciness evident. We found this cigar to be as consistent as they come. You could enjoy this smoke any time of the day. Overall, a mellow, clean tobacco taste, not too overpowering. Try smoking it with your favorite Pale Ale or if you fire up in the am, with a cup of Joe!