Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 4
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
43 43
Tasting Note
A slim cigar with a pointy, bullet-like head. It's bold and hearty with a substantial draw that's full of peppercorn and sweet woods, though the finish is overroasted.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 43
Length 5 1/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – Oct 07, 2014
Price $9.25
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 92

A well-balanced combination of sweet coffee, leather and baker’s chocolate becomes zestier and more rich as the cigar progresses.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 19, 2009 | Score: 90

A thin cigar with a pointy head and an attractive wrapper. It is a leathery, meaty smoke with some sweet and spicy notes and a coffee finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 88

A darkish torpedo with an even draw and burn. Woody and toasty notes are accompanied by a sweetness that turns gummy. Some tea notes come through as well.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2006 | Score: 89

A well-made short figurado with an even burn. Its firm draw imparts sweet caramel notes and a leathery, peppery finish. Good strength and depth for a small cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2002 | Score: 88

This mini belicoso is well made, with a good draw and burn and a full-bodied smoke. It's earthy, but with an acidic edge. The chewy finish has highlights of bitter chocolate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 87

A little, dark cigar with a well-made pointed head. It has a cedary, toasty flavor. A medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 89

This mini-belicoso has gorgeous color and tooth. It draws well, with rich, spicy flavors of spice, wood and coffee bean, and a hint of sweet berry. The finish is slightly sour.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1998 | Score: 90

A mini-belicoso with a beautiful wrapper. It draws and burns perfectly. The cigar has an earthy, spicy character with notes of toast and pepper. A flavorful smoke with a short 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