Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigars of the Year Face-Off Sampler

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Our Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigar of the Year Face-Off Sampler is tailor-made for seasoned cigar veterans. Both were rated 95 by Cigar Aficionado and held the #2 spot in the prestigious magazine's top 25 cigar of the year list in 2014 and 2021. La Historia by E.P. Carrillo E-III, honors the foundation, skill and experience of a great veteran cigar maker like Ernesto Perez Carrillo. The Perez-Carrillo's worked two years on this cigar, and it really shines in the final product. It's paired with the newcomer from the significant and storied brand, Montecristo. The 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 shows the fine craftsmanship and exceptional blending one would expect for an Anniversary Edition bearing the Montecristo name. The flavor profile is incredible from all aspects, and it's considered the finest non-Cuban Montecristo ever tasted by the folks at Cigar Aficionado.

Our Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigars of the Year Face-Off Sampler Includes:

5 x La Historia by E.P. Carrillo E-III (6 7/8" x 54, ●●●●○ Medium-Full, Rated 95). Selected by Cigar Aficionado as the 2014 #2 Cigar Of The Year. This was the first box-pressed cigar produced by EPC and it is a winner. From the dark and oily San Andrés Maduro wrapper to the Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and the aged Dominican and Nicaraguan filler, this cigar is gorgeous. The vibrant bands that wrap around the stark black wrapper leaf are beautiful. The oils burst with flavor as soon as La Historia hits your lips. A smooth earthiness is the first sensation before lighting, but after the flame, there is an amazing dark chocolate that comes through. Towards the end, a leather note perfectly mixes with all the flavors previously. Master cigar maker Ernesto Perez Carrillo has put all his knowledge of the love of the industry into the making of this beautiful stick.

5 x Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 (6 1/8" x 52, ●●●●○ Medium-Full, Rated 95). Selected by Cigar Aficionado 2021 #2 Cigar Of The Year. Each stick is born in the San Lotano Factory in Nicaragua and is rolled under the supervision of AJ Fernandez himself. The wrapper, filler, and binder are 100% Nicaraguan leaves from his very own family farms. Each vitola is softly box-pressed and rolled to precision. The draw is soft and easy, the smoke production is superfluous, and the flavor is impeccably rich and exciting. An enormous burst of Nicaraguan spice greets the palate on opening puffs, soon settling down to a bold medley of black pepper, caramel, and cinnamon. Notes of earth and coffee hang in the shadows as a woody core of flavor emerges to take over the blend. A solid level of spice remains throughout the cigar, and the finish is sweet, speckled with light floral notes.

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