This Geek Critique has been generously sponsored by Vroomp (Brad).
The Cigar: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 2
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 6” x 55
Shipping: US and Canada addresses only
Due Date: February 25, 2021
Carlos Fuente Jr. blended the Don Carlos cigar line 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. Unlike the company's spicy Fuente Fuente OpusX brand, Don Carlos cigars are nuanced. 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 No. 2, which first hit the market in 1997, is a considerably fat pyramid, with a portly 55 ring gauge. As with most Don Carlos cigars, the smoke is a slow starter.
Initially, volunteers should be Veteran status or higher and not doing the February review. This review will be due by February 25, so please, only volunteer if you are prepared to turn it in on time. If you are interested, please indicate so in the forum below and Brad will make the final selection.
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Thanks again to Brad for providing the cigar. And thank you to the reviewers.