Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edición De Aniversario Cigars

In 2006, the Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario was created by Carlito Fuente Jr. as a tribute to his father, Carlos Fuente Sr. to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars assembled by his father.

From Cigar Aficionado: “The Fuente family has been making Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars since 1976, four years longer than the Dominican Republic. This blend is the creation of Carlos Fuente Sr, the patriarch of the family. In 2006, his son, Carlos Fuente Jr, created the Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario to celebrate 30 years of Don Carlos cigars. He replaced the Cameroon wrapper with the shade-grown Dominican leaf he uses on the Fuente Fuente OpusX. He has also increased the strength of the cigar considerably. The result is an extremely intense and complex blend, especially in the Double Robusto size. These cigars are wonderful, but particularly hard to find because of their extremely limited production.”

An old favourite with a new twist by Gordon Mott, Cigar Aficionado: “From the first puff, I was overwhelmed by the complexity of this cigar. It had that subtle sweetness that I always find appealing in the Don Carlos line, but it had that layer of pepper and leather spice that I frequently taste in FFOX cigars. It doesn’t quite have the strength of a regular FFOX cigar, but the balance is extraordinary, there is an earthy, leathery note that lingers on the finish. I haven’t tasted it blind, but I can say it’s a cigar that would come close to our Classic category, or 95 points.”