Country of Origin: MiamiWrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Vitola: No. 4
Length: 5 ½ inches
Ring Gage: 42
Ernesto Perez Carrillo is probably one of the most coveted blenders in the cigar industry today. He created La Gloria Cubana in the early 90’s where it became one of the most popular selling cigars even to this day. In 2009 Ernesto Perez created his own company EP Carrillo and it has been a huge success.
Ernesto Perez has added the Maduro line to his core line of cigars out of necessity. This cigar has a Connecticut Broadleaf grown in the Connecticut River Valley in 2008 and 2009. Ernesto Perez has said this is basically the same blend as the original core line the only difference is the binder, which is Sumatran, is used to compliment the Maduro wrapper. There are eight sizes available:
* No. 4 (5 ½ by 42)
* Encantos (4 7/8 by 50)
* Regalias Real (5 5/8 by 46)
* Club 52 (5 7/8 by 52)
* Churchill Especial (7 1/8 by 49)
* Predilectos (6 1/8 by 52 Torpedo Cap)
*Golosos (6 ¼ by 50)
* Monumentos (7 3/8 by 56)
I chose to smoke the No. 4. Appearance wise, this cigar has a dark oily wrapper. It has been rolled perfectly and feels firm to the touch. There is a bit of spice to this cigar. It certainly packs a punch that is noticeable from the original core line. I picked up on coffee, bitter chocolate, a subtle sweet finish. The draw was excellent on this cigar. It burned nice and even, smooth, and slow. There were no issues with having to keep relighting this cigar. Once light, I just puffed away and enjoyed.
Overall opinion, this is a very complex smoke that was great to relax with and enjoy for a wonderful finish to a long day.
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Posted by Michele