JC Newman

October 26, 2021

Warped Cigars Chinchalle (5 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

Warped Cigars has released a cigar known as Chinchalle. It’s the company’s first Dominican-made release.

According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, Chinchalle is said to be a term used to refer to a small factory. The Chinchalle cigar is being produced at Tabacalera La Isla, the facility opened by Hostos Quesada in 2020. The cigar consists of an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 Rosado wrapper over a Dominican HVA binder, and all-Dominican fillers. The cigar is initially coming out in a 5 x 50 Robusto packaged in 25-count boxes. Pricing is set at $12.50 per cigar. The Cigar Aficionado Report says additional sizes are planned.

Currently Warped produces cigars for its other lines in Nicaragua (TABSA) and the United States (El Titan de Bronze).

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000

Binder: Dominican HVA

Filler: Dominican

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Tabacalera La Isla

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 50

The cigar is medium 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 quite sweet; cedar, citrus peel, a lot of brown sugar, earthy nutmeg which is almost to the point of tasting like leather, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. A nice sweet start with some earthiness and a lot of pepper. 

At the first third (28 minutes) the cigar has blossomed into a very sweet treat. There is now a tangy cedar with somewhat citrus flavors, a lot of brown sugar, a capsule of nougat, smooth, yet earthy nutmeg, and a minor amount of black coffee. The finish is a tangy cedar, nougat, and nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied. I love the extreme sweetness. I rated the first third 95.

Moving through the second third (1 hour) there are now some leather notes. The extreme tangy notes have subsided. The notes now are cedar, brown sugar, a little nougat, nutmeg, leather, and a pronounced black coffee base. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is nutmeg, brown sugar, nougat, and improved lingering black pepper. The front end flavors are still very nice but not tangy and not to the level of the first third. I rated the second third 93.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 22 minutes. There were not many changes in the final third. I did, however, have faint notes of hay which is not unheard of in Dominican cigars. The other notes were about the same as the second third. I had notes of cedar, brown sugar, nutmeg, light leather, light hay, and black coffee. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. The cigar has settled down. I held the score of 93 for the final third. For Warped's first Dominican cigar this is a very good one. You can purchase these cigars HERE.

Overall Score: 93.67

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