The E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva, the second regular production Connecticut Shade line by E.P. Carrillo is expanding. At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, the company introduced four new line extensions to the line – bringing the total number of vitolas to eight.
The new sizes include: Corona Extra: (5 1/2 x 44), Belicoso D’Oro (5 3/4 x 52,), Elegantes (6 7/8 x 49), and Soberanos Real (7 1/4 x 54). Consistent with the rest of the line, the new sizes will be packaged in 24 count boxes.
The New Wave Reserva made its debut at Inter-Tabac 2014 in Dortmund, Germany. There was a soft launch done in the U.S. late in 2014 before the line became full production in 2015. The blend for the New Wave Reserva was inspired by the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Short Run 2012.
The E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva joins the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut as the company’s Connecticut Shade offerings.
At a glance here is a look at the E.P. Carrillo New Wave Reserva line:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza)
Corona Extra: 5 1/2 x 44
Belicoso D’Oro: 5 3/4 x 52
Elegantes: 6 7/8 x 49
Soberanos Real: 7 1/4 x 54
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 52
Supremo: 5 1/8 x 56
Immensos: 6 x 60