Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos Presidente
I don't smoke a lot of Arturo Fuente cigars. To me, Fuentes are either super high-end and rare, or beginner sticks you smoke when you first delve into the world of cigars. However, that's not accurate. Fuente makes a variety of cigars at a range of price points, much like this Hemingway Short Story, and the Reserva Don Carlos I'm smoking today.
As with most Arturo Fuente cigars, the construction on the Reserva Don Carlos is almost perfect – the only flaw is the vein that bulges slightly near the tip. The draw is a little tight, but the ash holds onto the foot like there's no tomorrow. The burn is perfectly even, and I can tell this cigar was made by skilled hands.
Line: Reserva Don Carlos
Size: 6 1/2 x 50
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
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The Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos is a good cigar; not great, not full of rich flavors, but a good cigar. The aroma of the Don Carlos was spot on, the burn was even, and the draw was just a little tight. I got flavors of almond or walnut, and I enjoyed this cigar.
Because it wasn't anything special in the flavor department, and because there are tastier cigars out there at the same price point, I give the Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos a CigarScore of 3 – good enough to smoke again, but not a cigar I'd go out of my way to find again.