601. E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel

Store bought at Sweets & Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Information:
Wrapper: USA Connecticut Habano
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Release: September 2020
Availability: Regular Production.

Size: 5×50, Robusto.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and cacao.

1st third: Starts with a rich cacao note, oakwood, black pepper and earthy sweetness.

2nd third: Notes of waffle cone, otherwise it keeps the same.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white-gray ash.

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

3rd third: Strength wise it keeps the same, while the oakwood turns more to a pine which is pretty odd for being the end of a cigar. Otherwise the cacao, black pepper, waffle cone and earthy sweetness keeps the same.

Duration: 14:35-15:55, 1h 20 min.

Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile.

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

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