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Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Battles: 292

Wins: 49%

Score: 76

Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

In celebration of Carlos Fuente's 80th birthday, as well as a successful 30 years of his eponymously named cigar, Fuente has released 2 special cigars: Don Carlos Personal Reserve and Don Carlos Eye of the Shark.

While the Don Carlos Personal Reserve features the private blend of Carlos Fuente Sr., information on the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark blend was not disclosed at the time of the cigar's release (later revealed as being Dominican with an African wrapper). The cigars use an alternate version of the traditional Don Carlos cigar bands, with a more bold black and gold color scheme. The size is an alternate of the fan-favorite "Shark" vitola, made famous by the Añejo No. 77 cigar—only this time using a slightly smaller length and ring gauge.

Don Carlos Eye of the Shark was named Cigar Aficionado's No. 1 Cigar of the Year in 2017, following the death of Carlos Fuente in 2016.

cigar Breakdown

Cameroon, Africa

Wrapper

Natural

Shade

Dominican Republic

Binder

Dominican Republic

Filler tobacco countries

Arturo Fuente

Company

Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia

Factory

Limited

Production

2015

Release year

$ 11.95 - $ 11.95

Price

5.75 x 52 Pyramid

Size

strength5/10
body6/10
flavor8/10

Core flavors

SyrupChocolateCampfireCreamVanillaStone FruitGrassPopcornAniseLeather