A good cigar doesn’t need to be wrapped in a band with an ornate symbol on it, or a box that is hand-carved and painted beautifully. A good cigar can be shipped in an aluminum tube, and the quality will speak for itself, with the only information you need being a simple branding of the name. Indeed, some of the best cigars I’ve ever enjoyed have had only one word on the bands, and they came in nondescript boxes. Kind of like what EP Carrillo has done with his New Wave Reserva line of premium cigars.
And if there was ever a name that would inspire confidence in the quality of a cigar, it would be EP Carrillo. Some might recognize the name simply by the last name, Carrillo, while others might need to see it written properly, as Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, that man who helped develop La Gloria Cubana cigars.
It’s obvious that these cigars are not made by some slouch or someone who is new to the cigar industry, and that means that he can bring the experience that he has from working on manufacturing other company’s cigars to making his own. Indeed, he has, and the New Wave Reserva line is a beautifully flavorful line that is medium-bold in body.
The cigar begins with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, into which they place flavorful Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos, combined with a Nicaraguan binder. This all comes together to make a cigar that you will be happy to smoke, and one that you should most definitely give a chance to earn a place in your home humidor or on your list of favorites.