E.P. Carrillo La Historia Encore Cigar
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Rated 96 & #1 Best Cigar of 2018. The Encore’s rose-gold band may look familiar, as it’s the same one found on 2014’s La Historia, only in a different color. As the name suggests, this cigar is the "encore" performance to La Historia.
The filler tobaccos deep inside are from Nicaragua’s three primary growing regions - Estelí, Condega and Jalapa - and all of it comes together in the Majestic, a robusto of immaculately detailed flavor that ranges from oak and tea to caramel sweetness with tangy citrus pops of candied orange peel. It’s elegant, refined and nuanced from first puff to last, but is also the culmination of a long career in tobacco and the result of a man who was never afraid to follow his instincts.