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: 7×49, Churchill.
Wrapper: Dark milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm with a even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood notes.
1st third: Starts with a sweet pastry note, oak wood and some nuttiness.
2nd third: Keeps the same flavours.
Burn: Burns a little uneven, firm and stable gray ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes, gets very boring in the last part.
Duration: 15:20-17:00, 1h 40min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André