Since establishing the E.P. Carrillo line, Ernesto Carrillo has been working round the clock to deliver one top-notch blend after the other. It seems like the guy never sleeps. Being the well-oiled machine that he is, E.P. continues his impressive trend with another winning blend, the Cardinal Series. Slated as his most full-bodied cigar to date, prepare thyself for an epic full-bodied experience.
Cardinal Maduro is no doubt full-bodied, but hidden beneath the waves of strength awaits a savory array of hearty flavors. It all starts with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, drenched with oils, and enticingly dark. Just beneath this leaf, a long-filler core of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos hugged by a Nicaraguan binder. Together this ensemble strikes up meaty full-bodied smoke, that is thick, billowy and refined in character. Notes of spicy-sweetness take center stage, as additional notes of earth, cedar, coffee bean, and cocoa enter the fray. Full-bodied, yet exceptionally well-balanced and delicious, the Cardinal Maduro delivers even more than advertised.
“I am stunned to see that I am the first to comment on this cigar. The Cardinal maduro has become my "go-to" cigar. I keep 2-3 boxes in my humidor chest, letting the new ones nap for a while. Don't get me wrong... I love the EPC standard line, and I keep a few boxes of those on hand. The Cardinal has its own personality and nuances. If you are a fan of EPC you owe it to yourself to order a 5-pack or a box of the Cardinal. You won't regret it.”
EB of WOODBRIDGE, VA
“I agree with the above customer, these cigars are among the best that I have ever smoked!”