Tasting Note


Arturo Fuente

Don Carlos Double Robusto

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

Additional tasting notes for Arturo Fuente

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

Issue: 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: 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.

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