No. 2

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 2

SCORE
92
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
55 55

Tasting Note

The Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 2 came on the market in 1997 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the finest cigars made in the Dominican Republic. It was also one of the best examples of a non-Cuban cigar crafted in the classic Montecristo No. 2 shape. The 6-by-55, Cameroon-wrapped cigar is a notorious slow starter: the first half inch or so is typically uninspiring and hardly indicative of the complex, delicious flavor that’s to follow. Fuente has impressive inventories of aged tobaccos, and it reserves its oldest leaves for use in the Don Carlos line, which is named after family patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr., who created the blend with his son Carlos Jr. and tobacco grower Rick Meerapfel. The cigars were impossible to find during the boom years of the 1990s, and while still not a common sight in cigar shop humidors, they are much easier to find than in years past.

Details

Size: Figurado


Ring Gauge: 55


Length: 6"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Cameroon


Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A


Price: $11.00


Designation: Top 25 of 2004 | Rank: 4


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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