JC Newman

July 04, 2022

Warped Cigars Eagles Descent (5 5/8 x 52 Toro Especial)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

Back in 2019, Warped Cigars released Eagles Descent as a retailer exclusive for R Field Wine Company in Honolulu. At the time there were plans for a subsequent national release. Last week Warped announced the long-awaited national rollout of Eagles Descent.

Eagles Descent is produced at the Aganorsa Leaf (TABSA) factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The widespread release will feature the same 5 5/8 x 52 Toro Especial size. The cigar itself is a Nicaraguan puro. Warped has said that it wanted to change things up from the original release so the viso and seco in the blend was reworked so that it would lean toward the Jalapa-grown tobaccos to offer additional sweetness to play with the rich dense power of Esteli Ligero.

The cigars are being presented in boxes of 25 and are limited to only 1,500 boxes. Warped has said the size will be retired. When Eagles Descent was announced in 2019, Warped had said it would be offering Eagles Descent in different sizes.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)

Vitolas Offered

Toro Especial: 5 5/8 x 52

The cigar is dark and has a weighty feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were tangy citrus, cedar, citrus peel, brown sugar, nutmeg, and leather. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. A very good start.

At the first third (23 minutes) I had the same flavor notes. They breakdown like this; the brown sugar is really coming out, the citrus/cedar is secondary, light citrus peel, a little nutmeg, and leather. The black pepper remains very good. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish has a little citrus peel, quite a bit of brown sugar, and quite a bit of leather with very good lingering black pepper. The mix is very good. I rated the first third 94.

Moving through the second third (46 minutes) there was a small burn issue but it appears it will even out. The flavor notes and their percentages has not changed. If anything there is a little better mix of the brown sugar with the citrus. The cedar is a little downplayed. There is still some citrus peel in the mix. The nutmeg is not as noticeable. The leather seems to have a touch of black coffe at the base. The cigar is still medium to full bodied but it's pushing toward full bodied. The finish is unchanged. The cigar continues to be very good. I held the score of 94 for the second third.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 6 minutes. There was some elevation of leather and black coffee. The same flavor notes are still in play but the percentages slightly changed. The cigar is full bodied. The finish is unchanged. I rated the final third 93. This is a very good cigar. Aganorsa did a good job for Warped.

Overall Score: 93.67

No comments: