|Shapes||Belicoso, Gordo, Robusto, Toro|
E.P. Carrillo’s 91-rated New Wave gets a welcomed addition.
The man behind countless 90-rated blends, Ernesto-Perez Carrillo knows tobacco front to back. Back in early 2011 he released the fan favorite New Wave line to critical acclaim, garnering a 91-rating and creating constant inventory headaches for us here at CI. Now, the time has come for another addition to this stellar performer dubbed, New Wave Reserva.
This addition utilizes the same attractive Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf as the original, but is distinguishable by its sharp secondary band. The big difference in New Wave Reserva is its Connecticut Broadleaf binder which adds ample complexity to the Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers. Upon lighting you are immediately met with bold notes of cocoa, espresso, and a pleasing natural sweetness. Get ready for a balanced, medium-bodied journey with this Cuban-esque blend from one of the most respected names in the industry.
Good news, E.P Carrillo New Wave Reserva has received an awesome 92-rating, noting: "The smoke of this tawny-colored torpedo is rich and luxurious, layering the palate with a chocolate and graham cracker quality and a sweet, honey finish."