E.P. Carrillo Elencos Series Don Rubino
|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.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 22|
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Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 91
A dark cigar that is firm to the touch and draws evenly. It's rich and bold with a foundation of coffee bean flavor and savory leather notes. Sweet, nuttiness emerges on the finish.
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