Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No.3 Description
This Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No.3 cigar is made in Dominican Republic. Outside, you'll find a Cameroon wrapper. Inside, the binder is Dominican, and the filler is Dominican. This is a Corona cigar with a length of 5.50 and a ring gauge of 44.
Let’s just start with a quote from Cigar Aficionado: "Its wrapper-to-filler ratios resulted in a perfect combination of the Cameroon cover leaf’s sweet-and-sour properties along with the Dominican binder and filler, which gave the cigar a zesty, nutty quality full of shaved almonds and candied orange peel."
How tasty does that sound?
They were referring to a particular vitola, the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark, which earned a 97 (!) rating from Cigar Aficionado, along with the legendary Cigar of the Year honor in 2017.
Boxes are printed with a simple phrase: “The Man’s 80th,” which refers to the 80th birthday of Don Carlos himself, aka Carlos Fuente, Sr. Don Carlos passed away before he could see his namesake line be elevated to the top spot in the cigar world, but he led a life so full of success that we can’t really feel bad.
The Don Carlos line is made using a signature Fuente blend of aged Dominican fillers, some of which have matured for up to ten years. The tobacco is then wrapped in African Cameroon leaf, giving it a reach earthy aroma and flavor, and an inviting appearance that we really can’t resist. If you need a recommendation, check out the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark cigar, which features a box press on one end, and a rounded Parejo head on the other. If you look at it laying in your humidor, it resembles a shark seen from overhead, through the water.
A great white shark, resting, at peace…
Thanks for the fantastic smokes, Don Carlos.