E.P. Carrillo
E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Robusto Gordo

Vitola: Robusto Gordo
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Oscuro
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Ernesto Carrillo
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: November 15, 2019
Price: $8.70
Date Smoked: February 17, 2020

E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Robusto Gordo

02/17/2020


12/22/2019
Dominican Republic, E.P. Carrillo, E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro, Mexican San Andrés Oscuro First time today with the E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro by way of Jeff Martinez at Sellwood Cigar in Portland, Oregon.

Wow! Right off the bat with my first few puffs, I’m impressed. I have a good feeling about this Oscuro wrapped cigar.

Through a perfect draw that has a slight bit of resistance, deep rich smoke of woody chocolate and black pepper flavors are delivered along with a retrohale that that has a soft black pepper spice for a luxurious finish.

At the second third creamy leather joins the flavor party… this E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro is sailing along very smoothly presenting me with most of the flavors that I seek in a cigar.

Almost past the halfway point, I’m detecting something that reminds me of BBQ wood smoke, in a very pleasant way… what a surprise.

I’m at the last third and I’m going to just “Chill” with this E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro and daydream about the other one I have resting in the #SakamotoTupperDor… or, I should start looking for my next batch to purchase.

The E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro is a definite winner for my TupperDor.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1