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Quick Smoke: E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2011 Bombones

2 Jun 2012

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.”

I’ve written before about Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s knack for making cigars that hit just the right notes for me, but looking back I realized that there’s just one of his cigars that we never got around to writing up, the 2011 Short Run. From what I can tell, the cigar is very similar to the 2010 Short Run, with the exception of the wrapper: the 2011 uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper instead of the Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf that was featured in the first Short Run. The result is similar to the 2010 Short Run, only with a few twists. While it’s still cedary and toasty, it lacks some of the creaminess or balance that I enjoyed in the 2010, and there’s a very faint sourness that doesn’t quite hit my palate right. Still, with excellent construction and a reasonable price tag of around $6 each, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cigar, even though I prefer the 2010 and 2012 Short Runs.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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