387. E.P. Carrillo Elite Series New Wave Connecticut Brillantes Robusto

Gifted by Emmanuel Diaz, Marketing Coordinator for E.P. Carrillo Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut.
Binder: Dominican Connecticut Broadleaf.
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican.
Made in the Dominican Republic.

Size: 5×50, Robusto.

Wrapper: Light milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a cedarwood and cardamom spice together with a sweet pastry note.

2nd third: Keeps the same.

Burn: Burns hasty, a bit wonky with a gray stable and firm ash.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: The flavours smoothens out towards the end.

Duration: 16:55-17:45, 50min.

Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. Smooth and delicious until the very end.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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