Written by Puff Staff

Friday, 29 April 2011

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Now let's get onto the highlight of the Don Carlos – its flavor. Simply put, this is one cigar that will not put you to sleep. No, it's not a powerhouse by any means. I am talking about its complexity. There's plenty of flavor to be had, so if you enjoy full-flavored cigars, listen up. The Double Robusto begins with some sweetness which blends with rich coffee for the first third. The second third mixes things up with nuts, leather, and a good dose of creaminess. The final third continues with the nutty theme, and it also introduces some earthiness and coffee.

All in all, I found the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto to be a very impressive cigar. As expected, the construction was solid, and the burn did not disappoint. The flavors were a superb mix that kept me entertained for the entire duration of the smoking experience. I would place the Don Carlos as more of a medium-bodied cigar than full-bodied. It was quite smooth and didn't have much of a punch to it. That being said, experienced smokers seeking complexity would probably enjoy it. I think its smooth enough for beginners as well. If you enjoyed Fuente cigars in the past, or if you enjoy Cameroon-wrapped cigars, you cannot go wrong with the Don Carlos. At around $10 per single, it is not cheap. You do get what you pay for, however, which is a quality cigar in this case. It also comes in packs of five or boxes of 25. I would at least give it a try on a special occasion if you are apprehensive about its cost.

The Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto earns a rating of 3.75 out of four stars.

Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R


Fuente's Rosado Sungrown Magnum R line was several years in the making. The line was created to appeal to smokers yearning for a smooth and creamy cigar that still had flavor. After all, who says you should have to sacrifice flavor just to get a smooth smoke? You shouldn't have to, and we have the Magnum R as a perfect example (hopefully) of a mild smoke with plenty of flavor. In a way, the cigar's Magnum moniker seems a bit misleading. Such a name seems as if it would be a better fit for a full-bodied cigar, not a mild one.

This review will focus on the Magnum R 52. It measures 5 x 52. There are three other sizes in the line: the 6 1/2 x 54 “54”, 5 5/8 x 56 “56”, and 5 1/4 x 58 “58.” As you can see, each vitola is named after its ring gauge. The cigar's filler and binder is comprised of Dominican tobacco, while the wrapper is of the Ecuadorian Rosado Sungrown variety. The rare tobacco leaves used in the wrapper are taken from the lower primings of the plant, and have been aged for approximately ten years. As mentioned, the Magnum R was created to have a smooth profile, and is listed as mild to medium-bodied.


-1 # Don CarlosMike L. 2011-04-30 07:13
I love the Hemingways and assumed that Don Carlos would be an even better cigar since they cost more.So I was a bit let down when I tried them and they didn't live up. I like the oilly wrapper and the sweet taste of the Hemingways and think there a better choice for the money.The Don Carlos is still a very good cigar and I purchase them when there available for a good price. Please let me know if I'm missing something.

Fuente Fan

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+1 # Don CarlosMike L. 2011-05-01 07:10
Also,I forgot to mention yesterday that it should have some kind of distinguishing band so it doesn't look just like a regular Fuente.

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0 # ChairThom 2011-05-02 12:31
I am not new to cigar smoking, but am new to cigar enjoyment. Recently I started reading reviews to understand what I am smoking and i am a bit perplexed by a couple of things. Veins in the wrapper are often mentioned. Is that important to the taste or is is merely esthetic? Also, the length of the ash, same thing?

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