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Quick Smoke: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Double Corona

6 Aug 2011

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

To say that Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has produced some good cigars since leaving La Gloria Cubana to establish his own company would be an understatement. Among his best solo creations in the New Wave Connecticut, his first Connecticut-wrapped line. I picked up the Double Corona (7 x 49) at my local cigar shop for around $6. It displays excellent construction and a textured profile of cream, cashew, wood, and graham cracker. More medium-bodied than most Ecuadorian Connecticut cigars, this is a great buy for those who find typical Connecticut smokes to be too mild.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Double Corona”

  1. Darryl Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    I couldn't agree with you more!

  2. Brian Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Agree these are great smokes. One thing I could never understand, though, is how seemingly under-recognized Pete Johnson's Cabaiguan line of Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapped smokes have been. I feel there are a lot of similarities between these cigars (more medium-bodied, flavor profile, etc), though it seems that Pete's line never really created waves like Ernesto's Connecticut line. I remember the Cabaiguan line being well received from Stogieguys though, which was enough of an endorsement for me to pick up a box of the robustos extra.