Basic Information: E.P Carrillo Maduro

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf

Tobacco Blend – Dominican and Nicaraguan

Pricing – $3.00

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The E.P. Carrillo Maduro is a nice dark chocolate color with some marbling with lighter hues of brown. It has a lot of shine and oil to the wrapper and shows some obvious veins and seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard and Smoked Wood

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar mixed with sweet fruity and floral notes

After Toast:

First third – ​Some oiled leather notes hit the palate initially along with some raw coffee bean flavors. The back of the palate is hit with black pepper immediately. The leather and sweet baking chocolate become the primaries but there is a nice tanginess to the cedar that comes forth. Ash is about as dark as they come and burn is slightly wavy.

Second Third – Leather moves to the finish here and the sweet baking chocolate and spice with a little herbal note turn into the primary notes to begin this third. During this third the earthy notes open up like a fine soil after a rain storm. The ash fell at the half way point of the cigar.

Final Third – This third kicks off with leather, bitter chocolate, earth and cedar all meshing together for a full bodied smoking experience.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Basil Hayden

Wine – Decoy Rosé

Overall Experience:

This E.P. Carrillo Maduro is a nice full bodied smoke that everyone should try. Rich flavors that are great for a day where work kicks you in the ass. Love the zing of cedar and rich earthy notes in this one. Really pronounced and meaty. 

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90-91pts.

About E.P Carrillo – http://epcarrillo.com

E.P. Carrillo Maduro