Chateau Fuente King B
Wrapper: Sun Grown Ecuadorian
Size: Belicoso (6×55)
The Chateau Fuente King B was officially released in 2005 at the then RTDA convention. Released to the market as a limited cigar; you can usually find this cigar at your local B&M – and you can surly find this cigar online.
Story has it that the King B was named after a local tavern that Carlos Fuente Jr very own grandfather liked to frequent. This tavern was conveniently located behind his grandfather Arturo’s house and it was the place all the cigar makers would meet. The King B tavern no longer stands but this cigar gives proper tribute.
Chateau Fuente King B comes well protected in a cellophane wrapper. Underneath the wrapper is a large cedar sleeve secured with the signature black ribbon across the bottom. The King B has a beautiful presentation and I almost hesitate to undress the cigar.
Construction: The reddish brown color wrapper looks familiar to Fuente’s other sun grown cigars in the lineup. Small veins covered the entire King B – however they were small enough to not effect the smoke. It was tightly wrapped which enabled it to hold its composure while smoking (no unwrapping). Again – the Chateau Fuente is a quality build from the Fuente family. Nothing is unusual with this.
Draw: I would have to say the King B has a medium draw, depending on the stick you happen to select. I usually have perfect luck with the Fuente products but many sticks in this box required me to double cut. Either way I given it has a medium draw – or a draw that you can fix with very little effort.
Burn: The Chateau Fuente King B burned perfectly. I was a little hesitant with the cigars that had the tougher draw – but stick after stick my worries were put to rest. King B created a thick white ash that was well formed.
Taste: As expected the King B had the initial taste of the cedar it was wrapped in and a bit of sweetness that just stays in your mouth. I detected a hint of spice throughout the finish of the first third of the cigar.
Two thirds of the cigar brought out the pepper and the spice stayed around to make it a great smoke for me. Everything is really smooth and compliments each other quite well.
The King B is still a medium bodied cigar and it remains a medium body cigar through the entire smoke.
Finally the spice seemed to fade away as the cigar was coming to an end. You could really get more of the earthy type of flavors. This finish was still smooth but there seemed to be a hint of bitterness that just faded into the cigar.
Final Verdict: You can add this cigar to your humidor. Going into a cigar lounge to purcahse the stick will cost you around $9.xx. You will not have any trouble finding this cigar online and the price is a bit better at $7.xx.
The Chateau Fuente King B is easy to smoke in warm weather, cold weather, morning, day or night. It’s a versatile cigar that everyone should at least try.
This would be a great pick up at the $7 range but I as you get into the upper $9 range there might be some better cigars out there. If you don’t have a cigar budget – or have everything else in stock – then pick this King B cigar up.
Lower Priced: JFR
Same Price: Fuente Cuban Belicoso
Higher Price: Ashton VSG
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