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