October 01, 2016

Warped Cigars Maestro del Tiempo 6102R (5 1/4 x 48)

Video review HERE.

(Description below taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, Warped Cigars unveiled a new brand called Maestro del Tiempo. The name Maestro del Tiempo means “Master of Time”. This is a name that is appropriate for this project as it required some patience to make sure the blend would result in exactly what Warped Cigars was looking for. Maestro del Tiempo will be a Nicaraguan puro available in two sizes and one available to only shops that attended the IPCPR.

The tobaccos used in Maestro del Tiempo come from different farms and lots in different regions that are under the Aganorsa umbrella. These farms and lots were different from what Warped Cigars were used to working with. The process to bring this concept together took longer, but at the same time it allowed Warped Cigars to bring a unique aspect to the blend.

There will be two regular production sizes for Maestro del Tiempo – a Lonsdale known as 5205 and a Petite Gran Robusto known as 5712. Both of these offerings will be packaged in 25 count boxes and available for order at the IPCPR.

In addition, there will be a third size, a 5 1/4 x 48 vitola called 6102R. This cigar will only made available to retailers attending the IPCPR Trade Show. It will be limited to 150 100 count cabinets that will be released throughout the course of the year. In addition to being a unique size, the 6120R will also incorporate medio tiempo, a scarce high priming tobacco only found on a small number of tobacco plants. The use of medio tiempo typically limits cigar production. Warped has previous incorporated medio tiempo into its Sky Flower vitola of Flor de Valle.

Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa Corojo ’99 Clara
Filler: Nicaragua Criollo ’98 and Corojo ‘99
Binder: Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (TABSA)

Vitolas Available

5205 – 6 3/8 x 42 (Lonsdale)
5712 – 4 1/2 x 52 (Petite Gran Robusto)
6102R – 5 1/4 x 48 (*)

* Blend for this vitola contains medio tiempo tobacco. This vitola will only be available to retailers attending the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

The cigar is very well made and has a nice feel in the hand. Being critical, the bands are too close to the cap possibly interfering with the smoking experience. But...just be careful.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were a pronounced tangerine citrus with nice brown sugar notes and black pepper rated at an 8.

Just over an inch in the cigar is burning perfectly. The citrus and brown sugar are still very nice and sweet. There is now a low level buttery caramel. There is black coffee at the base and the pepper remains very good. The finish is a sweet caramel with a nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied but I expect it to move up.

At the midpoint the flavor combination is just about perfect. The citrus, brown sugar, and buttery caramel is mixed in such a way that it is just about perfect. The coffee makes a nice base and the black pepper is at the perfect amount. The finish is very nice. The strength is now medium to full bodied. The cigar continues to burn perfectly. This is a very good cigar and the best Warped Cigar that I've had...so far.

The flavors continued to be excellent. The citrus and brown sugar account for 60% of the flavors. The buttery caramel accounts for 40%. There is still a nice coffee base. The pepper was very good throughout. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. I found this to be an excellent cigar. Remember, This particular vitola is available only to retailers who visited the IPCPR so look for them anywhere that carries Warped Cigars. Excellent cigar.

Score: 95

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