A good cigar is always a joy, and there is something to be said about having a few more of them in store for after the first one. The real trick, though, is to find a cigar that you will enjoy enough to have more than a few of them at any given time in your home humidor.
So how do you find such a cigar? Well, you begin by finding cigars that are generally quality products, often made by people with a lot of history in the market. And when it comes to people with a lot of time invested in the American cigar market, there are few names with the kind of clout that EP Carrillo has. Heck, if you’ve enjoyed a La Gloria Cubana in your life, chances are that you have enjoyed a cigar that was designed entirely by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo himself.
So, when he comes to you with a simple box with black and red coloration and the word ‘Cardinal’ on it, you know that this is a cigar that you should be paying attention to.
The Cardinal Natural series of vitolas has a blend that has often been described as ‘intense’. It starts with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, into which is placed filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. This all comes together to make a cigar that is delicious, one that has notes of spice and leather, and you will be glad that you gave this a chance in your humidor, buying it at your local cigar shop or via your preferred online cigar vendor.