244. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto

Gifted by Merja Juselius, owner of Cigarrummet.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.

Information: This special blend was crafted by Carlos Fuente Jr. to honor his father – the patriarch of the brand and the namesake of this medium-bodied masterpiece. Many consider the Don Carlos series to be one of the best that this brand has to offer. Tobacco from Dominican Rep and Cameroon.

Size: 5.75×52, Parejo

Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, dry but still with a shimmer on the wrapper, slightly protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even fell all over, when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood note and a whipoed cream hint.

1st third: Starts of smoothly with a creamy milk chocolate, hazelnut goodness combined with some sort of pastry dough. Hints of wood in the background and sweet spice.

2nd third: Follows on with the same flavours from part one.

Burn: Firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke, with a cool feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Keeps its previous flavours but with a hint of cornflakes.

Duration: 18:50-20:20, 1h 30 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. This cigar is lovely by itself and I would most like love to smoke it again. Good matches would be a smooth cognac, a portwine or a café au lait.

Result: In my book this is an 93 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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