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E.P. Carrillo Elencos Edición Limitada 2010
Elencos Edición Limitada 2010
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has been making cigars for a long time. He learned his craft from his father, working in Little Havana at their tiny factory called El Credito Cigars, the birthplace of the non-Cuban La Gloria Cubana. That smoke became one of the first true hits of the cigar boom, and grew into something far larger. Later Perez-Carrillo sold his business to Swedish Match AB, and in March 2009 he resigned from the company to forge a new cigar business with his son and daughter: EPC Cigar Co. He has come out with four cigars since 2009: the E.P. Carrillo Short Run, his so-called "core" line, and two limited editions, one each year. The E.P. Carrillo Elencos Limited Edition is his newest, and perhaps his best, a sweet and savory smoke that combines flavors of caramel and leather. The only flaw with this cigar is its rarity—the company is only making 1,000 boxes, each containing 10 cigars. Perez-Carrillo is back in a big way.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Brazil
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011
Price $15.00
Designation Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 8
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 26, 2010 | Score: 92

From the first puff, there are profound flavors of caramel and coffee that end with distinct savory notes of leather on the palate.

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
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