Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: (Double) Nicaraguan, Brazilian
Toro: 6 1/8 x 54
This is the fourth installment of the E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada series (and fifth overall if you count the E.P. Carrillo Edición Inaugural 2009). This typically is EPC’s signature release of the year. For the 2013 edition, this is the first blend that publicly makes use of a San Andres Mexican wrapper. It is also the first of the series to be packaged in boxes of 20.
I didn’t feel this cigar delivered a very complex flavor profile, but it did a nice job with the flavors it did deliver. I picked up some cocoa, earth, and pepper. The cocoa notes did deliver some sweetness, and along with the pepper could be detected on the retro-hale. The pepper did ramp up more in the final third. The strength and body are both medium to full. The burn and draw were both excellent. The jury is out on how aging will effect this cigar.
It’s still worthy of a box split in my book.