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REVIEW | Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto
Corona Gorda
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Corona Gorda

Tasting Note: Mottled and rustic in appearance, this cigar is loaded with licorice flavor, hints of cedar and sweet spices. Medium bodied.

  • Size: Corona Gorda
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 3/4"

  • Filler: Dom. Rep.
  • Binder: Dom. Rep.
  • Wrapper: Cameroon
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2004
  • Price: $8.75

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 07, 2014
Score: 88
Wrinkled in appearance with some soft spots. There's an earthy quality to the smoke that's complemented by an oakiness, though the finish is a touch muddled.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 25, 2013
Score: 87
Dry cedar and notes of pepper dissipate, resulting in slightly metallic flavors. It burns well, but a short finish leaves the palate dry.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2012
Score: 90
Grayish in appearance, this cigar draws and burns evenly delivering a palate of rich woods that include cedar, oak and a touch of pine. Sweet dried cherry notes linger on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Aug 24, 2010
Score: 85
This cigar is toasty and grassy tasting with some orange peel flavors and sweet notes, but a gray wrapper, firm draw and tart note hurt the score.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 19, 2009
Score: 88
Big and thick with some glue stains on the wrapper. The smoke is predominantly cedary with sweet and spicy flavors accompanied by a touch of lemon zest.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2006
Score: 88
This toothy cigar has a fine, even draw. The smoke has cedar and sweet spice on the palate, and it builds in richness as it’s smoked to develop solid earthy flavors. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 24, 2006
Score: 89
Rich smoke loads the palate with nutty and caramel flavors. The mellow finish has a light cedar note. A smooth and rich cigar overall.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2004
Score: 86
This cigar has an oily wrapper, with good tooth. It’s woody and leathery, with a medium bodied taste.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 01, 2001
Score: 86
This cigar has uneven color. It draws easily, but burns a bit hot. The smoke is herbal, with a dry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2001
Score: 86
A toothy cigar with medium-bodied strength. It has notes of sweet wood.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 01, 1999
Score: 92
A gorgeous cigar with a rich, oily wrapper. It's creamy and toasty, with hints of cedar, nougat and cocoa. An elegant, rich cigar that's not overbearing.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 1998
Score: 89
A dark, well-made cigar. It has an even draw, and a smooth burn. The smoke is smooth and medium-bodied, with citrus highlights and a touch of pepper.

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
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