I was able to meet with Gary at IPCPR2014 and he introduced me to his newest cigar, which was more than 2yrs in the making. Available in 3 sizes (Robusto, Toro, and 60) and produced in the A.J. Fernandez facilities. This wrapper is a deep dark brown broadleaf. The scent of sweet tobacco and espresso emanate from the wrapper. A double band on this cigar. Foot has “Emilio Cigars” and the other band has “Carpe Noctem” (Latin for “Seize the Night”) across a Celtic cross with a night landscape. The cold draw has a nice spicy cayenne kick mixed with cocoa.
Brand: Emilio Cigars
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Toro 6.0 x 50
Overall a roller coaster of rich cocoa and espresso mixed with deep spices. I really enjoyed the experience that the Carpe Noctem produced and would suggest this for a more seasoned smoker who enjoys a more medium to full cigar with heavy spice notes. Gary and Emilio Cigars has a real winner with this cigar and if you find one at your local B&M, pick a few up for sure, you will love them.