Cigar Reveal #142


Cigar Reveal #142

Warped
MAESTRO DEL TIEMPO

In 2016, Warped Cigars launched a new line known as Maestro Del Tiempo (meaning Master of Time). According to Warped Cigars owner Kyle Gellis, Maestro del Tiempo, or Master of Time, alludes to the period of several years that it took to develop this blend. The cigars wear a Corojo '99 Clara wrapper from Jalapa, binder leaf from Condega and fillers composed of both Criollo '98 and Corojo '99 tobaccos. Warped Cigars is owned by Kyle Gellis and over the past three years is a company that has experienced incredible growth. For production of his cigars, Gellis has partnered with the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, Florida, and Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Nicaragua. With Maestro Del Tiempo this is one of the brands that come out of TABSA. Warped has certainly captured the attention of many cigar enthusiasts. With Maestro Del Tiempo; this is a cigar that certainly has continued to thrust the company’s momentum forward as it has been very well received in the market.


Anatomy

  • Nicaragua (Criollo '98 + Corojo '99)

  • Condega, Nicaragua

  • Jalapa, Nicaragua (Corojo '99)

Maestro del Tiempo
Flavor Notes

First Third

Chili Spices

Cashews

Walnuts

Chili Spices

Cashews

Walnuts

Second Third

Cedar

Toffee

Butter

Cedar

Toffee

Butter

Final Third

Black Pepper

Cedar

Earth

Black Pepper

Cedar

Earth

Reviews + Notes

Cigar Dojo

Warped Cigars sets out to master time by patiently perfecting the Maestro del Tiempo blend over the past few years. Using different farms and regions than usual, this Nicaraguan puro opts to set itself apart from the four other Nicaraguan puros in the Warped lineup. The verdict? This cigar is leaps and bounds ahead of all other Nicaraguan-made Warped products (and that's saying a lot). The draw is near-perfect, the size is a connoisseur's dream, and the flavors are truly incredible. The profile is sweet, sophisticated, and positively over the top. At its absolute best (2/3 mark), it was discussed whether the flavors could be "too much". Indeed, it's not a cigar you'd smoke back-to-back, acting as a flavor sensory overload—attacking the palate from all sides. This can occasionally make it difficult to decipher the cigar's subtler aspects. The cigar's paradoxical profile to start and dwindling flavors at the end were only slight setbacks, with the only significant criticism coming from the frequent need for touch-ups.

Leaf Enthusiast

The Maestro del Tiempo is the finest cigar I can remember having from Warped Cigars. It is a medium-plus bodied Nicaraguan puro that displays some of the best characteristics of that country’s leaf without being a powerhouse. The flavor is steadily very good while also being very complex and keeping my interest from end to end. It reminds me in some ways of Four Kicks by Crowned Heads, and those that know me know that that blend is one of my all-time favorites, so this is a high compliment. Packaging may hinder it from grabbing attention in a crowded humidor, but this is a cigar you should seek out if you love medium-bodied cigars and Nicaraguan leaf.

The Stogie Guys

This 2016 release by Warped Cigars features Nicaraguan Aganorsa tobaccos. The lonsdale (6.4 x 42) is well-constructed with an understated yet classic band. The cigar produces immaculately balanced, medium-bodied flavors, with cream, light cedar, roasted cashews, and an almost perfume-like sweetness. Construction was superb, with the elegant cigar producing an easy draw, even burn, and sturdy ash. I’ve recommended many Warped cigars over the years and Maestro del Tiempo is no exception.