Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

  • RH – 69% for 4 weeks
  • MSRP – $123.50 box of 25
  • Smoke Time – 48 minutes
  • Wrapper – Cameroon
  • Binder – Dominican
  • Filler – Dominican
  • Length – 5
  • Ring gauge – 38

Initial Reactions and Appearance

Arturo Fuente Petit Corona has a few marks on the wrapper, and the filler looks a bit strange when looking at the cigar from the foot. There are many different light and dark patches of tobacco running throughout, making the appearance of this cigar one of the strangest we’ve seen. There’s no initial scent, but the unlit draw provides a sweet, chocolaty flavor.

First Third

Not a ton of flavor on the first third of the cigar, but it’s actually quite impressive for a cheap stick. The ash holds well and the draw is a bit tight, but the tightness never gets in the way of the enjoyment.

Second Third

There are some inoffensive earthy flavors here and there, and there doesn’t seem to be any bitterness or harshness on the exhale. Complexity is not Arturo Fuente’s forte, but it’s still a solid smoke for what it is.

Final Third

Burning well and staying inoffensive with its Earthy flavors, Arturo Fuente Petit Corona remains a decent smoke until the end. I had no burn issues, and there was never a time where I had to touch it up. Unfortunately, the first stick of this I tried was bitter, flavorless, and just not great, so the overall score is a little bit lower than normal.