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."
“Smoking a El Decano gifted to me by my Daughter(Trained her from a young girl) very nice smooth cigar - I am a Perdomo guy and this is almost like a Champagne. EP is noted for his bold blends and this cigar is his answer to the mild/med guys - a little pricey (I looked it up) - if C/I puts these on special jump all over this one - I will.”
NM of Danbury, CT
“I just finished my first cigar in the E.P. Carrillo New Wave line. I had a Divinos and it was very good. Nice healthy draw, lots of rich flavor-packed smoke. It stayed consistent most of the way through. Not a bad cigar for the price. You won't be disappointed.”
TH of Oklahoma City, OK
“I recently bought five coronas and was not all that satisfied. White pepper dominated the length of this cigar and notes of toasted nuts develop a third way down. Lacking any real depth I feel maybe the larger ring gauges might even out this overall well balanced and nicely constructed cigar. Im hoping the four I will store form a nice marriage with rest of my collection.”
PW of Charlestown, RI
“Best cigar that I have ever smoked! Very smooth and it burns very good! I'd recommend to anybody!”
NC of Cresco, PA
“This is a great mild to medium bodied cigar. Easy pull, flavors consistent throughout the smoke, I will buy these again and again!!”
“This is only my second experience with the EPC line but I have been smoking the LGC for a few years now and love them. EPC has done an amazing job and the New Wave is no exception. Smooth, semi-sweet, great draw and nice clean ash all indicative of a quality cigar.I'm now hooked as a EPC fan and have just purchased the INCH as well.”