Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Corojo ’99
Robusto: 5 x 50
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
At Inter-Tabac 2014 in Dortmund, Germany, E.P. Carrillo showcased a new cigar called the E.P. Carrillo Cabinet. This was one of two cigars announced at the European trade show with the other being a new Ecuadorian Connecticut offering called the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva. The plan was for both of these cigars to be released to the European market before making it over to the U.S. market in limited numbers.
The E.P. Carrillo Cabinet follows a trend of the company using the Ecuadorian Corojo leaf on several blends (INCH C-99 and the E.P. Medalla D’Platino).
The E.P. Carrillo Cabinet delivers notes of red pepper, cedar, wood, nut, and natural tobacco. The natural tobacco and cedar are much more prominent early on. The nut flavors emerge in the second third. On the last third the pepper notes join the nut and cedar flavors. The flavors start out medium-bodied and go to medium to full in the second half. The strength stays at medium.
Overall a nice smoke. It’s one where if you can smoke it undisturbed, you will pick up some nice complexities. It’s worthy of a box split in my book.