Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto
Corona Gorda
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
This cigar has uneven color. It draws easily, but burns a bit hot. The smoke is herbal, with a dry finish.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – Apr 01, 2001
Price $8.75
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 88

Wrinkled in appearance with some soft spots. There's an earthy quality to the smoke that's complemented by an oakiness, though the finish is a touch muddled.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 87

Dry cedar and notes of pepper dissipate, resulting in slightly metallic flavors. It burns well, but a short finish leaves the palate dry.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 90

Grayish in appearance, this cigar draws and burns evenly delivering a palate of rich woods that include cedar, oak and a touch of pine. Sweet dried cherry notes linger on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2010 | Score: 85

This cigar is toasty and grassy tasting with some orange peel flavors and sweet notes, but a gray wrapper, firm draw and tart note hurt the score.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 19, 2009 | Score: 88

Big and thick with some glue stains on the wrapper. The smoke is predominantly cedary with sweet and spicy flavors accompanied by a touch of lemon zest.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 88

This toothy cigar has a fine, even draw. The smoke has cedar and sweet spice on the palate, and it builds in richness as it’s smoked to develop solid earthy flavors. Medium bodied.

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

Rich smoke loads the palate with nutty and caramel flavors. The mellow finish has a light cedar note. A smooth and rich cigar overall.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2004 | Score: 88

Mottled and rustic in appearance, this cigar is loaded with licorice flavor, hints of cedar and sweet spices. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 86

This cigar has an oily wrapper, with good tooth. It’s woody and leathery, with a medium bodied taste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 86

A toothy cigar with medium-bodied strength. It has notes of sweet wood.

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

A gorgeous cigar with a rich, oily wrapper. It's creamy and toasty, with hints of cedar, nougat and cocoa. An elegant, rich cigar that's not overbearing.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 89

A dark, well-made cigar. It has an even draw, and a smooth burn. The smoke is smooth and medium-bodied, with citrus highlights and a touch of pepper.

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