Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Presidente
Corona Gorda
86
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
This oily cigar draws and burns well. The smoke is floral, dry and slightly sour.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – Apr 01, 2001
Price $9.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 90

Sweet and nutty with a lush draw that leaves impressions of toast, peanuts and honey on the palate along with a fresh tobacco finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 90

Sweet and nutty with a lush draw that leaves impressions of toast, peanuts and honey on the palate along with a fresh tobacco finish.

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

This cigar performs well, and is well constructed with an even burn, but notes of wood become gummy and slightly harsh, leading to an herbal finish.

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

The tip of this mottled looking cigar is sugary sweet before lighting, but the smoke is warm, nutty and mellow wit some earthiness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2010 | Score: 89

Covered in an oily, slightly veiny wrapper. The cigar smokes evenly, showing coffee and woody flavors that transition into sweet nougat and caramel notes.

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

Covered in a richly hued wrapper, this cigar burns well, forming a very white ash. The first puffs are mild, but intensify in flavor to show nutty and cocoa notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 88

This cigar has a veiny wrapper. It has a nice draw. The smoke is sweet, with ginger notes, lots of wood and caramel, and a touch of dry wood. Medium bodied and sweet.

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

This cigar shows toast and wood flavors that are mellow, yet rich. The earthy finish smacks of spice and leather. A well-balanced cigar that improves as it burns.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 90

An oily, good looking cigar that draws and burns very well. After it warms up, the cigar takes on a sweet, toasty flavor with heavy, rich notes of leather and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2000 | Score: 85

A good-looking cigar, but it lacks depth. A woody, dry smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 88

This big, dark cigar has a rich wrapper. It's a woody, medium bodied cigar with a pleasant 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