Back from Europe with the EPC Edicion Inagural 2009

So I’m back! Back from a 1 month long vacation in Europe, followed by 2 months of getting caught up on bills and work. I smoked so many great cigars in the UK, France & Spain, and in so many cool places. I have a ton of reviews to get caught up on.

I am a firm believer that when your on vacation you should go big! Eat whatever you want, drink all day if you want, and smoke as many cigars as you want. I definitely lived up to that saying, almost too much. By the time I got home I needed a brake from cigars. I guess that’s what 2-4 cigars a day for a month straight can do to you.

Now that I’m back, feeling good and relaxed, it’s time for a great smoke. The Ernesto Perez Carrillo Edicion Inaugural 2009, one of my all time favorite smokes. This was the 1st Cigar Ernesto released under his new brand, EPC Cigar Co. It’s an amazing cigar, and essentially sold out almost everywhere. I happened to stumble across a few of these aged beauties at Hemmingway’s Cigars in Palo Alto last week, and so I was able to pick up a few.

When the E.P.Carrillo Edicion Inaugural 2009 was first released, I was at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. I took some killer pictures and did a poetic review of the cigar here: http://www.memoirsofacigar.com/tag/epc-edicion-inaugural-2009-review/

The cigar is just as good now, with notes of sweet cedar wood, toasted nuts, and a beautifully balanced oatmeal flavor. The smoke is creamy and chewy. At the midway point the cigar adds beautiful floral notes on the exhale, and some dried fruit notes of black cherry, raisins and papaya have been expertly blended into the profile.

Both the draw and burn are perfect, and the bright white ash hangs on for as long as you can resist the temptation to flick it down into your ashtray. Perfect construction aside, the flavors are main draw to this VIP Cigar Event. I could honestly smoke one of these everyday and not get bored. An excellent cigar, as you would expect from Ernesto Perez Carrillo, which I would rate at 94 points!

Published in: Cigar Reviews and Recommendations | on August 27th, 2011 | Comments Off on Back from Europe with the EPC Edicion Inagural 2009

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