Double Robusto

Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Double Robusto

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
52 52

Tasting Note

The Fuente family has been making Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars since 1976, longer (by four years) than they have been making cigars in the Dominican Republic. The blend is the creation of Carlos Fuente Sr., patriarch of the family. In 2006, his son, Carlos Fuente Jr., made the Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario to celebrate the 30 years of Don Carlos cigars. He swapped out the Cameroon wrapper for the Dominican shade-grown leaf he uses on Fuente Fuente OpusX. He also boosted the cigar's power considerably. The result is a tremendously intense and complex blend, especially in the Double Robusto size. The cigars are wonderful, but especially hard to find due to their extremely limited production—only 9,000 cigars were released in 2008.

Details

Size: Corona Gorda


Ring Gauge: 52


Length: 5 3/4"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Dom. Rep.


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2009


Price: $32.00


Designation: Top 25 of 2008 | Rank: 5


More Reviews of this Cigar

91
points
Cigar Insider: Jul 08, 2008

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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