Looking for a sophisticated, Connecticut-wrapped cigar that's bold yet mellow? E.P. Carrillo has what you need. The 91-rated New Wave is a gorgeous, mild to medium-bodied morsel from cigar-maker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo....originally of La Gloria Cubana fame. To create New Wave, a silky-smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that's seamless in appearance was hand-selected, then carefully placed upon a vintage recipe of Cuban-seed long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican. Smooth and creamy nuances smack the palate from start to finish, leaving behind a toasty array of leather and sweet tobacco with each puff. The finish is long but refined, completing a savory everyday handmade from one of the industry's premier cigar artisans.
E.P. Carrillo New Wave received a solid 91-point rating, in addition to a '90,' noting: "Richly hued with a golden-brown wrapper. This small cigar has an easy draw that imparts some leather flavor, toastiness and a slight sweetness. Balanced."