December 19, 2020

Maestro del Tiempo 6102R 2020 by Warped Cigars (5 1/2 x 48)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from website)

Warped Cigars has announced it is shipping one of its most sought after cigars, the Maestro del Tiempo 6102R.

When Maestro del Tiempo was first released in 2016, the 6102R was released as a special limited edition offering in the line. While Maestro del Tiempo is a Nicaraguan puro, the 6102R features a slightly different blend that incorporates medio tiempo tobacco. Medio tiempo is one of the highest priming leaves that only grows on a small percentage of tobacco plants. Since medio tiempo is a high priming leaf, it is a leaf that gets the most sunlight and nutrients, so it tends to produce a fuller strength, fuller-bodied cigar. Given it grows on only a small percentage of plants, this necessitates a limited production of the 6102R.

Production comes from Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in EstelĂ­, Nicaragua. It is being produced in the same size as the 2016 edition (5 1/2 x 48) and will come in 100-count cabinet boxes.

The cigar is a chocolate brown and well made. It has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were a citrus/cedar combination, syrup-like brown sugar, cinnamon, an orange peel/nutmeg combination, and a nice black coffee base. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. 

At the first third (26 minutes) the flavor notes were about like initially described but now there are leather notes which give the cigar texture. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is orange peel, nutmeg, and black coffee with a modest amount of lingering black pepper. I rated the first third 94.

As I moved through the second third (48 minutes) the cigar developed a nice mix of the flavors. They are now one big mixture. The cigar is still medium to full bodied but it seems to be pushing toward full bodied. The finish is a little sweeter now; brown sugar, light orange peel, black coffee, and nutmeg with improved lingering black pepper. I maintained the score of 94 for the second third.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 4 minutes. In the final third the front end sweeter flavors dipped a bit and the black coffee elevated. The cigar reached full bodied. The finish is unchanged. With the slight dip in sweetness and elevation of black coffee I lowered the final third score to 93. This is a good cigar but not quite as good as the version I reviewed in 2016. Still, this is a good cigar.

Overall Score: 93.67

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