After announcing a brand new line called Seleccion Oscuro that will be unveiled at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, E.P. Carrillo has announced a number of new sizes for the New Wave Reserva and Cabinet by E.P. Carrillo lines.

The New Wave Reserva line gets four new sizes, all of which will come in 24-count boxes: Corona Extra (5 1/2 x 44, MSRP $6.25 per stick, $150 per box), Elegantes (6 7/8 x 49, $7.75, $186), Belicoso D’Oro (5 3/4 x 52, $7.50, $180) and Soberanos Real (7 1/4 x 54, $8.50, $204).

The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Connecticut broadleaf binder and a filler blend from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to create a medium-bodied profile. It was originally released to the European market before coming to the U.S. last fall and debuted in four sizes: a robusto (5 x 50), toro (6 x 52), Supremo (5 1/8 x 56) and Inmensos (6 x 60)

The Cabinet by E.P. Carrillo line will add three new sizes; the Double Corona (6 7/8 x 49, $7.35) and Gran Duque (7 1/4 x 54, $8) will come in 25-count boxes with MSRPs of $183.75 and $200, respectively, while the Petit Corona Gorda (4 1/2 x 46, $5.25) will ship in a 50 count box that will sell for $262.50.

This line also started as a European release before moving stateside; it uses the same Nicaraguan corojo 99 wrapper found on the INCH C-99, along with a binder from the Dominican Republic and filler from Nicaragua. It debuted in four sizes, a Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), Supremos Extra (5 7/8 x 56), and a wide toro (6 x 60).

The extensions to the New Wave Reserva and Cabinet lines are expected to reach store shelves by mid-August.

Additionally, the company will be unveiling the previously announced La Historia Regalias D’Celia (5 7/8 x 58, $9.50), a box-pressed torpedo that will come in ten-count boxes and should be available by the end of July.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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