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Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigar of 2014.Ernesto's '95' rated first box-pressed release pays tribute to his family.The Carrillo family enjoys as rich a history as the cigars they produce. Supporting Ernesto throughout his illustrious career, they are each accredited with their own sizes within the La Historia line—El Senador pays homage to Ernesto Carrillo Sr., Dona Elena is named after E.P. Carrillo's wife, and E-III is for his son Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III. Presented in a flawless felt-lined box showcasing elegant artwork, this superb release has been long anticipated.Cloaked in an oily San Andres wrapper, Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers lay beneath an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder. Medium to full-bodied, robust notes of coffee, cocoa, and black cherry are accented by a delightful spice that ushers in a long, satisfying finish. Knowing this would be representative of his loved ones, Carrillo ensures an enjoyable experience inside every box. This beauty should be held in the highest esteem.
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Before I get carried away, let's admire the premium at hand: A San Andrés wrapper, Ecuador Sumatra binder, and long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican. As for the flavors, prepare your palate for a rich, satisfying experience filled with notes of black cherry, coffee, cocoa, and hints of spice—this is one for the books!
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