Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto
Robusto
89
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Mild-Medium
Mild-Medium
Tasting Note
The draw of this cigar is even and full, imparting an initially chalky smoke that takes on slight spice notes as well as caramel and nougat flavors.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5 1/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2014
Price $9.60
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 89

The draw of this cigar is even and full, imparting an initially chalky smoke that takes on slight spice notes as well as caramel and nougat flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 89

The draw of this cigar is even and full, imparting an initially chalky smoke that takes on slight spice notes as well as caramel and nougat flavors.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 89

The draw of this cigar is even and full, imparting an ini- tially chalky smoke that takes on slight spice notes as well as caramel and nougat flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2013 | Score: 89

Before lighting, the cap tastes as though it were sweetened. The draw is even and full, imparting an initially chalky smoke that takes on slight spice notes as well as caramel and nougat flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 88

There's a sweetness to this cigar, which draws and burns evenly, but it's primarily a woody-tasting cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2010 | Score: 88

This cigar has a fine draw and burn, offering woody flavors along with a toasty and nutty quality. A mellow smoke overall.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 19, 2009 | Score: 87

This cigar burns and smokes well, offering an initial sweetness that turns woody. A pencil lead note emerges on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2006 | Score: 88

A robusto with a veiny wrapper and even draw. It opens with a cinnamon note followed by spice, cream and wood. The finish is spicy and slightly bitter.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2005 | Score: 89

Toothy and somewhat rough in appearance, this cigar has a rough taste in the beginning, but warms up and completely changes, becoming woody, toasty and cedary, with elegance, balance and charm. Rich and rewarding.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 88

Dark, oily and toothy, this cigar has a fine draw and burn. It has a rough start, but it warms up to grow woody, with a sweet spice aftertaste. Medium bodied, with a long finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This cigar has a great cap, and a slightly mottled wrapper. The draw is perfect and the burn is even. It's very meaty, with cedary, spicy notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 90

A medium to full bodied cigar with lush sweet core of flavors including cocoa beans. It has an overall woody character with a hint of deep spiciness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1999 | Score: 92

This attractive cigar has a dark wrapper seeping with oils. It's smooth, cedary and woody, with a rich cocoa flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 88

A solid medium to full bodied cigar. There is a core of sweet wood tastes in this cigar, but there are hints of leather and cocoa beans.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 87

A beautifully made cigar. It has strong flavors of coffee beans and rich spices, but it has a little dryness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 93

The wrapper on this perfectly crafted cigar shines with oils. It has an excellent draw and an even burn. Hints of dried orange and coffee in a well-balanced smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1994 | Score: 89

A nice, oily wrapper. This is a full-bodied cigar with rich, spicy flavors and a long, spicy finish.

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