Written by Puff Staff

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

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epcarpic1Today's pair of reviews should appeal to smokers who prefer smoother cigars that can be enjoyed during any part of the day. Let's take a closer look at the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Edition and the Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo de Tradicion to see just how smooth they are.

E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Edition

As you can tell from its name, the New Wave Connecticut Edition is a newer release from E.P. Carrillo. The man behind the brand, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, is credited with creating La Gloria Cubana cigars. He now develops various lines under his own name, many of which have received favorable reviews. The New Wave Connecticut Edition is said to offer a creamy smoke with sweet, nutty, and spicy flavors thrown in. That sounds like a good mix to me, especially with my morning cup of coffee, so let's light up a Divinos and see how it fares.

The Divinos vitola of the New Wave Connecticut Edition line measures 6 x 52. E.P. Carrillo also offers the line in three other sizes: the 5 1/8 x 42 Stellas, 5 x 50 Brillantes, and 7 x 49 Gran Via. The cigar has a filler blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Its binder is Nicaraguan, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper completes the composition. The New Wave Connecticut Edition is said to fit somewhere in between the mild to medium-bodied categories of strength.

The Divinos is an attractive cigar thanks to its silky Connecticut wrapper. It has a wonderful golden color with just the right amount of oil on the surface. The wrapper alone makes this cigar very inviting. There are a few veins that are visible, but it appears to be smooth has solid overall construction. The cigar feels firm to the touch for the most part, with just a bit of give. An attractive red, white, and gold band sits near the head that displays the E.P. Carrillo name. There's a pre-light aroma and cold taste of sweetness, so I should be in for a smooth ride.

After being lit, the Divinos exhibits a solid burn. The draw is just right, and light-colored ash is formed. Besides its light color, the ash is also solid. The burn stays even on its own without the need for any touch-ups. It also manages to stay lit until the end. The fact that additional help from the lighter is not needed is a definite plus.


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