In this post, I’ll recommend the top three Arturo Fuente cigars to purchase based on price, availability and quality.
If you’re on this page, you’re either likely a new cigar smoker trying to prioritize which Fuente cigars you smoke first, or you are here because you are looking to purchase cigars for a family member or friend and you know they like Arturo Fuente cigars.
The good news is, Fuente cigars are popular because they are outstanding. The cigars are packaged beautifully, they are high quality and carry lots of brand recognition, and they have good options at both ends of the price spectrum. The brand has also been featured on Cigar Aficionado’s annual Top 25 list, even winning first place in 2017.
So let’s get down to it. If I were to make recommendations on which Arturo Fuente cigars to buy, the following would be my top three.
My top three cigars from Arturo Fuente
Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau
The Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau sits at the lower end of the price spectrum for Fuente cigars. But the quality is absolutely there. The Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau is rich and extremely smooth, and features notes of cedar, coffee, touches of salt, vegetal notes and dark chocolate.
Price: $29 for fivel / $112 box of 20
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Perhaps the most recognizable cigar from the Fuente family, the Fuente Hemingway Short Story is perfect for shorter smokes. Its tapered size (which changes the proportions of the blend as the cigar burns) affords a complexity of flavor basically unheard of for cigars in the $5 price range. Smoking the Short Story, you’ll experience balanced flavors of wood, pepper, and subtle sweetness.
Price: $26 for five / $129 box of 25
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso
A bit pricier than the Sun Grown Double Chateau, but still very moderately priced at about $10 per cigar. Less subdued than the Double Chateau, expect a brighter, more robust smoke, with creamy coffee notes, floral, touches of pepper and cinnamon.
Fair warning: this cigar is popular enough that it is often backordered!
Price: $46 for five / $230 box of 25
Those are my top three cigar recommendations for cigar smokers looking to experience Fuente cigars. Of course, there are much more expensive and rare Fuente cigars like the Opus X, but I haven’t listed them here because they are nearly impossible to find in significant quantities online. For Opus X, your best bet is to call the major cigar retailers in your area and ask if they have it in stock.