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REVIEW | Casa Cuba Doble Cinco
Doble Cinco
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50
50
Medium
Medium
Doble Cinco
Top 25 of 2016 | Rank: 23

Tasting Note: Carlos "Carlito" Fuente is not only the president of A. Fuente y Cia., but also does most of the blending. For the Casa Cuba, he turned the blending over to his father, Carlos Fuente Sr., who died in August 2016. The blend, released in 2013, was the first cigar that the company patriarch had put together in decades. Fuente Sr. blended Casa Cuba using Ecuador Havana wrappers and a mix of Cuban-seed Dominican filler and binder. With this brand, Fuente Sr. aimed to recreate a taste of his early days in the cigar business when Cuban leaf was legally imported into the U.S. "I blended this cigar the way I used to blend Cuban tobacco," he said. The name Doble Cinco, is a reference to the game of dominos. Though fairly mild, this blend is full of life and character, and, more importantly could be regarded as a window to another era in cigar making.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Robusto
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Length: 5"

  • Filler: Dom. Rep.
  • Binder: Dom. Rep.
  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 2017
  • Price: $11.90


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2016
Score: 91
This well-rolled cigar has an even draw and a clean burn. The smoke weaves salty and earthy notes with hints of cream and a touch of orange blossom honey.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 05, 2016
Score: 91
This well-rolled cigar has an even draw and a clean burn. The smoke weaves salty and earthy notes with hints of cream and a touch of orange blossom honey.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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