I don’t normally start my cigar reviews talking about my wife, but she’s relevant to the story so stay with me.
Truth be told, my cigar habits are pretty boring. Having enjoyed them now for going on 25 years, I know what I like and I tend to stick to it for my “daily driver” cigar, my “yard work” cigar, and when I occasionally go upscale.
Old habits die hard I guess.
That’s where my wife comes in. She buys me cigars for pretty much every occasion throughout the year that requires some sort of greeting card. And I don’t think in all these years of her doing that she’s bought me the same one twice. So that way I get to sample a bunch of different cigars every year.
I asked her once several years ago how she selects them, because the ones she comes home with are always were unique looking in one way or another. When I asked her about her selection “process”, she said she always picks the ones that are the most interesting in the way they look or the way they’re packaged.
I thought that was intriguing, because I had never cared about that until she mentioned it. But since then I’ve started to notice.
Which brings me to my review of the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sun Grown Queen B torpedo.
It is flat out a beautiful cigar that is in turn beautifully packaged. From the classic red and gold Arturo Fuente Casa Reserva label to the cedar wrap to the band of red ribbon at the bottom.
It’s definitely a cigar that my wife would pick. And when I got them I was hoping that they would smoke as good as they looked. And I was not disapponted.