Immerse yourself in the world of premium cigars with the EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel. This masterpiece emerges as a beacon of excellence in Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s illustrious line-up. Awarded the coveted title of #1 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado in 2020, the Pledge Prequel stands out not just for its accolades but for the rich history and craftsmanship it embodies.
The Pledge Prequel, a robusto-sized marvel, is meticulously wrapped in a dark, toothy Cuban-seed wrapper cultivated in Connecticut, radiating a captivating oily sheen from head to foot. Beneath this lustrous exterior lies a blend of the finest long-filler tobaccos from Ecuador and Nicaragua, promising an unparalleled smoking experience.
From the first light, the Pledge Prequel unveils a complex bouquet of flavours. Initial notes of black pepper give way to a rich tapestry of licorice, dark chocolate, and molasses, beautifully balanced with hints of rye bread and a subtle cocoa undertone. As the experience deepens, earthy components meld with dark cocoa and espresso beans, culminating in a creamy, lingering finish. This dense cigar, reminiscent of a fine bar of chocolate, offers a polarizing palette of strong black coffee and fudge, with a velvety texture that entices the senses.
Handmade in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera La Alianza, the Pledge Prequel is not just a cigar; it’s an homage to all cigar lovers. Its appearance, marked by a radiant blue and copper color scheme on the cigar bands, adds to its allure, making it a visually striking addition to any collection.
With its impeccable construction, the EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel delivers a smoking indulgence that’s both substantial and satisfying. Whether savoured slowly or enjoyed as a testament to special moments, the Pledge Prequel is more than a cigar – it’s a promise of excellence and passion, wrapped in an experience that lasts well beyond its final draw.