Cigar Aficionado

Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Double Robusto
Double Robusto
94
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
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.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Dom. Rep.
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $32.00
Designation Top 25 of 2008 | Rank: 5
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 08, 2008 | Score: 91

A gorgeous, dark and well-made cigar. It’s a hearty and powerful smoke, teeming with nuts, minerals, leather and caramel on the palate.

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