Cigar Aficionado

E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Gran Via
Gran Via
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
49 49
Tasting Note
Though very flavorful with creamy notes of almond milk, nutmeg and gingersnap, the firm draw offers a tin smoke that could use more body.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 49
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2014
Price $7.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2019 | Score: 86

An attractive Churchill with a tawny-colored wrapper and a notably firm draw. Initial notes of bitter almonds become sweeter with nougat and vanilla, but some bitterness recurs on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 86

A tan, mild to medium-bodied Churchill whose hay-like smoke picks up a nuttiness and a long minty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012 | Score: 90

There's a pencil lead woodiness to this cigar, which draws and burns evenly. It becomes nutty and flavorful with almond and orange peel.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • 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
100-Point Scale