Cigar Aficionado

Casa Cuba Doble Cinco
Doble Cinco
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Carlos "Carlito" Fuente is not only the president of A. Fuente y Cia., but also does most of the blending. For the Casa Cuba, he turned the blending over to his father, Carlos Fuente Sr., who died in August 2016. The blend, released in 2013, was the first cigar that the company patriarch had put together in decades. Fuente Sr. blended Casa Cuba using Ecuador Havana wrappers and a mix of Cuban-seed Dominican filler and binder. With this brand, Fuente Sr. aimed to recreate a taste of his early days in the cigar business when Cuban leaf was legally imported into the U.S. "I blended this cigar the way I used to blend Cuban tobacco," he said. The name Doble Cinco, is a reference to the game of dominos. Though fairly mild, this blend is full of life and character, and, more importantly could be regarded as a window to another era in cigar making.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2017
Price $11.90
Designation Top 25 of 2016 | Rank: 23
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2016 | Score: 91

This well-rolled cigar has an even draw and a clean burn. The smoke weaves salty and earthy notes with hints of cream and a touch of orange blossom honey.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 05, 2016 | Score: 91

This well-rolled cigar has an even draw and a clean burn. The smoke weaves salty and earthy notes with hints of cream and a touch of orange blossom honey.

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