- E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Piramides Royal will present you with a blend of sweet and spicy flavors thanks to its top quality San Andres wrapper and Nicaraguan long fillers. Rated #4 Cigar of 2016 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine.
- 6 x 52
- Piramide (Torpedo)
EP Carrillo is not a company that is new to making cigars, as it is comprised of a group of people who have been in the industry for a long time. Indeed, if you like La Gloria Cubana, especially their higher end blends, you may have been smoking, unknowingly, the products of Ernesto Perez Carrillo himself, blends he developed and produced.
These cigars are the 4th vitolas that were produced by EP Carrillo in 2016, and they are among the best. The Seleccion Oscuro cigars managed to get a 94 rating in Cigar Aficionado, which is a great rating for any company, but especially good for one that has been making their own line of cigars for less than a decade. Even better, the Seleccion Oscuro Piramides Royal was ranked as the #4 cigar of the year in 2016 by the aforementioned Cigar Aficionado.
Of all the EP Carrillo-made cigars I’ve ever had, this is one of the best. Honestly, I am completely impressed with the blend that they have come up with and how it plays out. They began with a San Andres Oscuro wrapper, then added an Ecuadorian binder and long-leaf filler from Nicaragua, leaving you with a medium-full bodied cigar that is big on flavor and beautiful to the touch and smell.
As with so many delicious Nicaraguan cigars, it has notes of pepper, spice, and cedar, with a bit of sweetness to the finish. A great cigar, and definitely one that you are going to be happy to have in your humidor. So, if you find this rare treat, be sure to pick it up from your local cigar shop’s humidor or via your favorite online cigar retailer, like elcigarshop.com!