This is one of my favorite cigars, has been for the last decade or so. As price has creeped up over the years, I have looked elsewhere. When I saw the Groupon coupon and looked at the prices, they were very competitive even without the coupon so with it this was a no brainer. I will look to buy here again as they beat some of the big named distributors.
The Chateau was a very smooth smoke. It had a nice even burn and a great draw as is typical of all AF sticks. I found it to be medium in strength. I drank a brown ale along with it that seemed to complement the creamy, coffee flavors of the Chateau quite nicely. Definitely looking forward to smoking the rest of these sticks.
Love the 858 Maduro. My "go-to" cigar. Even in my humidor with many more expensive cigars including Cubans, I always come back to the 858. For me, it is without doubt the best cigar value out there.