May 14, 2016

La Hacienda Gran Robusto by Warped Cigars (5 1/2 x 52)

Video review HERE.

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(Description taken from website)
Last year Warped Cigars announced its La Hacienda line. La Hacienda became Warped’s second regular production line to be produced at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Esteli. La Hacienda translates to “The Estate” and is a resurrected old Cuban brand from the late 19th century.

Warped Cigars was founded by Kyle Gellis. While the company has been around for quite sometime, it was last year when Gellis hit the ground running. Gellis currently utilizes two factories for his offerings. He leverages El Titan de Bronze for his (more) limited production offerings with La Colmena, El Oso, and Don Reynaldo. He also works with Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Esteli Nicaragua for the Flor del Valle and La Hacienda lines.

La Hacienda is a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a corojo wrapper.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (TABSA)

Vitolas Available:
La Hacienda is available in two sizes.  Each of the two sizes are available in 25 count boxes. On a side note, the other vitola in this line, the Gran Robusto comes in a 52 ring gauge – the largest ring gauge produced by Warped Cigars to date.

Superiores: 5 5/8 x 46
Gran Robusto: 5 1/2 x 52 (REVIEWED TODAY)

The cigar is a dark brown and is well made. It actually has a light feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were dry cedar, sweet cream, leather, and black coffee, and black pepper rated at an 8. The finish is dry oak wood and cream with an average amount of lingering black pepper.

About one inch in the flavors are about the same except there is more sweetness. The cream is on the par of a marshmallow cream with some white chocolate flavors. There is still the dry cedar and leather with black coffee. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is medium bodied but it is moving quickly toward medium to full bodied.

2 1/2 inches in there is now brown sugar creeping in. The other front end flavors are about the same. The leather is elevated. The cigar is now medium to full bodied and the finish is unchanged.

The cigar took about one hour to smoke even though it felt light in the hand. The only difference at the end is the cigar is full bodied and the leather notes are more manageable. The coffee continued to hold the base. The dry cedar and marshmallow cream was pretty much unchanged. This is a rather dark noted corojo cigar. I am finding Warped Cigars to have very good cigars. This would be a good cigar for any seasoned cigar smoker.

Score: 92

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