Best cigar of the year for me.
#1 of the top 25. I have not tried it yet but it's now in my wishlist
One of the most pleasurable sticks. Think this is a must have for anybody that enjo
Cigar review: E.P. Carrillo EncoreI was given an opportunity to test and review a new cigar blend from one of the most respected names in the cigar industry, E.P. Carillo. As always , how and where I receive the cigar does not influence my subjective reviews. If you like what I wrote, please try the cigar and let me know your thoughts. Brand/Name of Cigar: E.P. Carrillo/EncoreCountry of Origin: NicaraguaSize: 5.8 x 52Wrapper: NicaraguaBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaShape: Box Press , RobustoPrice: Receive gratis for review.Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. 3/18/18Appearance/Construction: Handsome looking presentation with an impeccable combination of solid construction, semi oily feel and small veins. The crafting of this cigar is quite impressive. The cigar band is also attractive with a detailed example of cigar art.Flavor/Taste and Aroma: The initial third gave me a very creamy blend of fruit, cocoa, medium spice and almonds. I wanted to sink into my chair and melt it was that smooth. The second third continued to impress with a sweetness that increased the overall complex nature of the smoke and the spice made the overall mix a positive palate experience. The finish was subtle with no cloying after taste or bitterness. Some earthy notes were also evident , cedar being the dominant taste.Smoking Characteristics: The burn was cool throughout with a slight deviation of the burn line near the end of the smoke. Not really a problem as it left no lingering issue as I finished up the cigar.Conclusion/Overall Impression: This is a champion of a cigar, an early contender for the best smoke I have had this year. Smoke this without any interruptions , lock the door, sit back and relax.Final Thoughts and the Numbers: You need to buy this cigar right away. I would suggest get a box and keep them under lock and key. Do not give any to your friends even if they beg.The Carrillo family know how to make an outstanding cigar. They are at the top of their game on the Encore.Appearance/Construction: 4.5 out of 5Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.5 out of 5Smoking Characteristics: 4.0 out of 5Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.3 out of 5Best cigar I have had this year , Keep smoking