Warped Cigars originally released the Don Reynaldo in 2014 as a very limited release of 1,000 cigars. The original Don Reynaldo Corona de Luxe was a 5.5×42. Kyle Gillis, owner of Warped Cigars named this cigar for his dad as a way to honor him for teaching Kyle about cigars. This new cigar will be a regular production stick, thank you Kyle!
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
This cigar has a beautiful smooth wrapper with very few veins. The construction looks and feels excellent. This is not surprising considering this stick is produced at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, along with the La Colmena and El Oso. The band is gold in color and prominently features large D and R letters. There is a sweet scent from the wrapper, and the cold draw has some nuttiness and hay flavors.
First puffs- There is a bit of sweetness on the tongue, then some very mild spice. My first thought of this stick is a very traditional Cuban taste.
First Third- I’m getting more of the hay and nut flavors. I can really start to taste the spice on the back of my throat and throughout the retrohale. There is ton of smoke coming off the cigar each time I take a puff.
Second Third- More of a creamy cocoa profile is now present. Still getting the nice pepper flavor, but it has smoothed out. Right in the middle of the stick I am tasting a sweeter raisin flavor. The cigar is smoking great and the burn line is fairly even.
Final Third- The smoke production has picked up even more and the burn line is razor sharp now. I’m still getting the smooth pepper flavor on inhale and on the rehtrohale. The creaminess is mostly gone and the raisin is still present.
I really, really enjoyed this cigar. The medium bodied and full flavored stick was an absolute pleasure to smoke. I smoked this cigar in about 45 minutes and it left me wanting more. This is definitely a box worthy purchase. My only hope is that Kyle will release a larger vitola next.