Cigar Aficionado

E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Gran Via
Gran Via
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
49 49
Tasting Note
A tan, mild to medium-bodied Churchill whose hay-like smoke picks up a nuttiness and a long minty finish.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 49
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2016
Price $7.50
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: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 90

Though very flavorful with creamy notes of almond milk, nutmeg and gingersnap, the firm draw offers a tin smoke that could use more body.

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