Received an outstanding 94-rating and rated #4 in Top 25 Cigars of 2015 by Cigar Aficionado magazine!
Cigar Aficionado magazine said, "They are aged for no less than a year, and the dark chocolate aroma so prevalent in the aging room certainly emanates off the cold bouquet of each cigar, and recurs on the palate as well. Refined and delicious, it’s also enhanced by a nutty, sweet-and-sour finish."
The Arturo Fuente Don Carlos line of cigars is a testament to excellence. Carlos Fuente Jr. blended the cigar to honor his father, Fuente patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr., for whom the cigar is named. The cigar has long been prized for its flavor and consistency.
The Arturo Fuente Don Carlos line of cigars is a testament to excellence. Carlos Fuente Jr. blended the cigar to honor his father, Fuente patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr., for whom the cigar is named. The cigar has long been prized for its flavor and consistency. Unlike the company’s spicy Fuente Fuente OpusX brand, Don Carlos cigars are nuanced.
The cigars are wrapped in toothy Cameroon harvested from Western Africa. The filler and binder leaves include some of the oldest tobaccos in Fuente’s extensive and massive tobacco inventory. The No. 2, which first hit the market in 1997, is a considerably fat pyramid, with a portly 55 ring gauge. As with most Don Carlos cigars, the smoke is a slow starter—it takes some time before the full flavors emerge. When they do, the reward is a pleasant mix of nut and cocoa notes with a tiny bit of spice and sweet cedar.Like a person steeped in confidence, the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 2 is a cigar that doesn’t raise its voice, because it doesn’t need to. This is the second time this cigar has been named a Cigar Aficionado Top 25 smoke."
One of our favorite smokes is the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigar. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos is named for the brand creator, Don Carlos Fuente Sr., this medium bodied cigar features a blend of rich, vintage Dominican tobaccos selected by Carlos Fuente, Sr. The Cameroon wrapper used on the Don Carlos cigars is considered by many to be one of the finest in the world. With Cigar Aficianado ratings consistently in the 90s and reasonable pricing, Arturo Fuente cigars keep selling like hot cakes. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars are one of the best deals in the cigar smoking world. The Arturo Fuente brand is the most sought-after premium cigar in America. Due to consumer demand, there is a huge back order for all the Arturo Fuente shapes. Because Carlos, father and son, are true conocedores, they will not take any short cuts in the aging process. Therefore, the backlog of orders is not expected to diminish in the near future. Carlos Fuente, father and son's greatest creation Fuente Fuente OpusX is eagerly sought after by cigar connoisseurs all across America. Because of the special tobaccos which are blended into each Fuente Fuente OpusX and the extremely long period of time that the leaves are aged, the release of these magnificent cigars are and will continue to be on an extremely limited basis now and in the future. OpusX is practically unavailable in the marketplace due to the extreme restrictions imposed by the family on the merchants. The good news is that we are allowed to sell the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos and we are allowed to ship them out to our customers, so we like these instead when we cannot get our hands on an OpusX.
The Don Carlos was created as a tribute to the old patriarch of the Fuente family. Indeed, the old man used to smoke a cigar he made especially for himself, for years. One day Carlito decided to surprise his father and order for a secret project to take place without the knowledge of his dad.
It was not easy to disguise the special project from the old man. Even now, already in his eighties he comes to work every day and nothing escapes his eyes. Work had to be done at nights only under sworn secrecy until completion. The cigar was hard to make. Carlos Fuente Sr. strived to attain the ultimate in rich flavor, flawless wrapper color and superior construction in his cigars and converting the special attention each one of his personal cigars received to a normal production line was a big task. But if you try a Don Carlos you will find out that each and every Don Carlos cigar is a work of perfection.
Today, cigar connoisseurs from all over the world, as well as thousands of serious American cigar smokers have acknowledged that Don Carlos is indeed outstanding and worthy of the title, "Pride of the Fuente Family".