E.P. Carrillo Dusk – Rough Cut Cigar Review

E.P. Carrillo Dusk

Ernesto Perez Carrillo (E.P. Carrillo) has cranked out some fine cigars over the past number of years, starting with a core line in 2010 and now restructuring the growing portfolio in 2016. This year the company has introduced 8 new lines to their portfolio

  • La Alianza
  • Grand Prize
  • Core Plus
  • Original Rebel
  • Interlude
  • Capa del Sol
  • Encore
  • Dusk

The company  also updated/repackaged some of their current blends including the Inch, New Wave Reserva, Selección Oscuro, and Cardinal Impact.

To say they have been busy in 2016 would be an understatement. With the new FDA rules in play just after the IPCPR this year E.P. Carrillo ensured that they had a  complete and expanded portfolio on the shelf prior to the regulation taking effect. That buys them some time to get these officially approved over the next two years so we can continue to enjoy them.

Today I want to review the new E.P. Carrillo Dusk for you. As one of the new introductions for the company this year, the Dusk is now part of the Classics Series offered by the company. The Dusk joins the Core Plus, Cardinal Impact, and New Wave Connecticut in the Classic Series.

E.P. Carrillo Dusk

E.P. Carrillo Dusk

The E.P. Carrillo Dusk is a 3 country blend:

  • WrapperUSA
  • Binder:     Ecuadorian
  • Filler:        Nicaragua

Produced at Tabacalera La Alianza in the Domincan Republic, the Dusk is available in 20 count boxes and 4 vitolas:

  • Robusto Selectos – 5 X 50
  • Stout Toros – 6 X 52
  • Solidos – 6 X 60
  • Obscure – 7 X 54

For this review I sampled the Obscure


Cigar Review Notes

  • Nutty and raisin bread pre-light aroma
  • Tightly packed
  • Dark brown wrapper
  • Slight grit on wrapper
  • Tight draw to start
  • Toasted raisin bread on cold draw
  • Smoke is smooth to start
  • Solid white ash
  • Medium char line
  • Develops a citrus tang in the first third
  • Butter-nut enters in second third
  • A spicy pepper enters but not overpowering
  • Ash fell after 2 inches
  • Simply smooth enjoyable smoke
  • Cocoa aroma coming off the foot
  • Touch of sweetness
  • The citrus continues through second third
  • Nut adds to the profile
  • Spice increases end of second third
  • The spice and sweetness continue through the finish
  • Smoked this one down to the nub
  • Burn was perfect and lasted for 90 minutes

Overall  the E.P. Carrillo Dusk was a perfect cigar for after a light dinner. The cigar delivered a perfect burn all the way to the nub with smooth flavorful  smoke. This cigar certainly earned a spot in the E.P. Carrillo Classic lineup.

E.P. Carrillo Dusk

E.P. Carrillo Dusk

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