Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican (75%), Nicaraguan (25%)
Country of Origin: United States (El Titan de Bronze)
Coronas de Luxe: 5 1/2 x 42
Cigar Coop Review: Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe by Warped Cigars
Show Video: Episode 132
The Don Reynaldo is the fourth line released by Florida-based Warped Cigars. It is made out of El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana. Warped Cigars is run by Kyle Gellis. The company prides itself on making cigars in a traditional Cuban way. Warped Cigars has certainly been a cigar company that have caught the attention of many. The company launched one brand (El Oso) prior to the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show and then two more (La Colmena and Flor de Valle) at the trade show itself. The reception of the lines has been overwhelmingly positive – and it has caught the attention of many retailers – including some large ones. With the Don Reynaldo, this is a different project in that it is not only a very small (initial) production run, but it contains more Dominican tobacco than the other three lines.
For the Don Reynaldo, Gellis intended for this cigar to be a tribute to his father. When Don Reynaldo was announced in late October Gellis said:
“Growing up he taught me about cigars and the lifestyle that accompanied them. From construction issues, flavor profiles, proper way to cut and light, to the art itself, my passion would not have been ignited if it wasn’t for him. I wanted to thank and honor him for all the support he has given me and blend a cigar that combined the flavor profiles he loved.”
This cigar is nothing short of a home run. This little cigar is a flavor bomb. It will have a Dominican-esque grassy/herbal quality. The herbal notes are not harsh and actually develop a unique sweetness. There are also wood, cedar, pepper, and earth notes. The flavors have some nice depth and it increases throughout. The notes start out medium bodied and by the last third are in the full-bodied range. The strength also starts out medium and progresses to medium to full.
I’ve been impressed with Warped Cigars and this has been their best line to date. It’s a cigar worth fighting Chuck Norris for – and it could be an Oasis worthy cigar.