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Warped Cigars Flor Del Valle

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Warped Cigars has been by far my vote for standout brand of the year. I had the La Colmena earlier this year at IPCPR and was blown away with the quality. Kyle Gellis has an attention to detail that is second to none. He uses a category 9 roller that only produces perfect cigars, only the best make it through. It is this passion and design that has put Warped at the top of this years list. Flor Del Valle is a revived old Cuban brand produced with 100% Aganorsa tobacco down in Esteli, Nicaragua by Casa Fernandez. Utilizing true Cuban producton techniques such as entubado bunching and the classic Cuban triple cap. A soft sweet floral scent escapes the wrapper. It is a medium brown wrapper with visible lines and a bit toothy. The band is really next level in the design category. This is probably the best I’ve ever seen. Classic looks with a touch of new school design. The cold draw has a sweet spiciness to it.

Brand: Warped Cigars

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa Corojo 99′

Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99′ + Criollo 98′

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: Robusto (Gran Valle) 5.0 x 50

Price: $9.75

First puffs– What a nice start. A soft white pepper with hints of cooling menthol like flavors. Floral notes and earthy notes are present. The draw is light and easy, producing a fair amount of smoke.
First third– Soft and sweet defines this section. Floral notes are playing perfectly with the soft white pepper. Notes of cedar, hay, and hibiscus are present. The pepper does start to become more noticeable. Drawing great and burning great.

Flor Del Valle Smoked

Second third– The pepper is picking up in strength to a medium. I do get some cocoa and caramel notes mixing in. Still showing floral and earth notes underneath though.
Final third– Spices are now in the front and getting stronger to more of a full. More noticeable earth and hay flavors along with bittersweet cocoa. The burn lines are still consistent and its smoking nicely.

Overall a fantastic cigar that was really a surprise in the flavor department. I wasn’t expecting that much sweetness at the start. I cant tell you how refreshing it is to see a different take on what is meant to be a classic cigar. Kyle has done an amazing job with blending a cigar that will give the smoker a chance to be surprised. I suggest getting Half-Box on this to stock up on.

 

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