Ratings & Reviews
Tasting Note: When one considers Brazilian wrapper, dark, rustic- looking cover leaf often comes to mind. But this isn’t the case for the less common Cuban-seed Brazilian tobacco. It’s not quite as dark or gritty in appearance and isn’t always easy to procure, which is why the E. P. Carrillo Elencos series is such a limited-production cigar. The blend uses no Ecuadoran Sumatra at all. This is unusual for brand owner Ernesto Perez-Carrillo whoadmits an affinity for Sumatra tobacco and uses it in many of his blends. A production run of only 50,000 cigars in total means that the Don Rubino might be a bit of a challenge to locate. The word elencos is Spanish for “cast” as in a play or movie. When asked what or who Don Rubino is, Perez-Carrillo says “It’s just a name that I came up with.” Perhaps, but it’s also the name of a great cigar.
- Body: Medium-Full
- Size: Robusto
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Length: 5 1/4"
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Binder: Dominican Republic
- Wrapper: Brazil
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 2013
- Price: $9.50
- Classic: 95-100
- Outstanding: 90-94
- Very good to excellent: 80-89
- Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
- Don't waste your money: 0-69
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