July 31, 2016

Warped Cigars Corto X46 (4 1/2 x 46)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
Warped Cigars has announced the 2016 installment in the annual limited edition Warped Corto line will be a 4 1/2 x 46 vitola known as the Warped Corto X46. The new X46 made its debut at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

The Warped Corto line made its debut in 2015. The cigar is a limited cigar where each year a new size will be introduced. Previous edition sizes are retired once production sells out. Last year’s installment was a 4 1/2 x 50 vitola known as the X50 – which was positioned as the strongest cigar in the Warped Cigars portfolio to date. The name Corto translates to “Short” and this is appropriate for the vitolas that have been produced for this line.

The new Warped Corto X46 is a Nicaragua puro made at the TABSA factory in Nicaragua. The cigar features a slight box-press. It X46 features a slight box-press. The cigars will be packaged in 25 count boxes. Pricing will be $8.50 per cigar.

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

Vitolas Available:
X46: 4 1/2 x 46 (REVIEWED TODAY)
X50: 4 1/2 x 50

The cigar is beautiful with a perfect wrapper which is a medium brown in color with no blemishes or veins. The cigar has a nice feel in the hand for such a short cigar.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a dense black pepper, light black licorice flavor with roasted nuts. These flavors will no doubt change but those are the flavors you get right at light up. The black pepper was rated at an 8 1/2.

3/4 inch in the cigar is making major changes. Now there are light pink grapefruit notes with brown sugar and a buttery cream. That's a nice change; great flavors.

1 1/2 inches in and the burn is absolutely perfect. The flavors are the same as the last segment but you can add light coffee notes at the base. The pepper is now rated at an 8. The finish is a sweet cream with some lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied. The flavors are starting to settle down.

Around the midpoint there are now sweet caramel notes. There is still a light pink grapefruit that you notice right at the beginning of the flavors and then it quickly changes to a buttery caramel with brown sugar with coffee at the base. I would say the cigar is medium to full bodied now. This is the best the cigar has been so far.

The cigar ended with some minor changes. I lost the pink grapefruit notes but still had the brown sugar with light caramel notes and roasted almonds with coffee. The pepper remained very good and the finish was unchanged. The cigar was medium to full bodied. I found this to be a very good edition from Warped Cigars. The cigar made some nice changes. I was impressed with the cigar. Look for them and give them a try.

Score: 93

1 comment:

Justin said...

This company makes great sticks and I really liked this one. My shop needs to get these back in.