Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto
Corona Gorda
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
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.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – May 19, 2009
Price $10.10
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 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: Oct 01, 2004 | Score: 88

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

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
100-Point Scale