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.
Cigar Aficionado describes the cigar: "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 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."
The 97-Rated Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark Was Named Cigar of the Year For 2017 by Cigar Aficianado Magazine!