“We’ve partnered with Oliva Cigar Co. to bring you the newest member of the E.P. Carrillo line of cigars, Allegiance. Allegiance is rolled with an 8th priming Sumatra wrapper from the area of Quevedo, Ecuador paired with Nicaraguan binders and fillers.”
A medium to full-bodied cigar that is complex and flavorful, Allegiance offers the smoker notes of spice, nut, sweetness, and a slight hint of black coffee.
Strength: Medium-Full Bodied
Wrapper Origin: Ecuador
Wrapper Leaf: Sumatra seed
Box Count: 20
Justin White (verified owner) –
Ernesto always puts out quality cigars, but some are not as good as some publications say they are. Nothing against the Pledge, but I found it to be a bit of a pepper bomb without a ton of complexity or nuance. The Encore is a very solid cigar, but again not what I would pick for cigar of the year. La Historia is similarity good, but not especially so in my humble opinion. All that aside however, I really really enjoyed the Allegiance. The wrapper is beautiful and chock full of oils. I was expecting a huge amount of pepper from this, and while it definitely plays it’s part in the profile, the pepper component was nowhere near what I expected. There is a lovely sweetness to the cigar, tons of chocolate and warm dark rye bread notes, a little salt and a beef broth umami flavor. The construction was phenomenal, with a perfect draw, tons of smoke output, and an absolutely razor sharp burn line. I absolutely loved this cigar, and if it’s in the running next year I will be totally unsurprised. Ernesto just seems to keep getting better with age.
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