Gifted by Emmanuel Diaz, Marketing Coordinator for E.P. Carrillo Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Made in Dominican Republic.
Size: 5.4×52, Robusto (Soft boxpressed).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Chestnuts and hay.
1st third: Starts with a charred oak wood note, medium roasted coffee and a toasted bread base.
2nd third: Keeps previous flavours with a hint of cacao beans.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a slight tilt, firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps its previous flavours.
Duration: 14:05-15:05, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André