Warped Maestro del Tiempo 6102R 2020 Release
Posted on December 09 2020
Vitola: 6102R (5.25x48)
Smoking Time: 55 Minutes
Cigars Smoked: 3
Wrapper: Corojo 99
Filler: Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98
Maestro Del Tiempo translates to Master of Time. Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars named this cigar very intentionally. Each release of the Master of Time has taken Kyle several years to create. He searched for the perfect leaf, blenders, and rollers to create this wonderful cigar. Kyle says that “in order to create a project like this one you must be a master of time.”
Visual Inspection: These cigars come in cabinets of 100, which is truly a sight to see. Inside the cabinet of 100 they are bundled by wax paper into two bundles of 50. Upon inspection of the first cabinet that I opened I noticed that some of the glue used for bands had spread further than the band creating a slight sheen on the wrapper leaf in certain areas. While this has no effect on smokability or flavor of the cigar, I found it notable.
The Aganorsa Corojo 99 wrapper on this cigar is gorgeous, smooth, with nice uniform caramel color. The seams on the wrapper are nearly invisible, the cigar is filled evenly and presents no hard or soft spots
Cold Draw: To the nose the wrapper has a wonderful leathery base with overtones of fruit and sweetness. The cold draw translates some of the fruit notes from the nose, if I had to single out one specific fruit I would say a prune or raisin. Coupled with the fruit note there is some sweetness and a slight amount of spice.
First Third: The draw on the cigar is slightly tighter than I prefer, I attribute this tightness to the gauge, and not to the construction. On the first puff the cigar is fairly bitter but immediately that bitterness is gone. This Nicaraguan puro is not shy, presenting notes of spice, wood, and the slightest hint of prune. The retrohale is smooth and peppery. The burn on the cigar is clean, and the cigar is presenting a nice solid ash.
Second Third: I have to say each time I have smoked this cigar the second third has been the front runner for flavor. The spice present in the first third plays second fiddle, to a wonderful pallet of fruit, nuts, and cream. The burn on the cigar is still good, and has required no touch ups.
Final Third: The final third of this stick is much like the second with the addition of a bit more spice. The burn is still great, and the retrohale still smooth.
Final Thoughts: All in all this 6102R from Warped is a winner in my book! Great mid day smoke with a light meal or even a black tea. Warped has made several cigars that seem to fly under the radar, this is certainly not one of them. Get some before they are gone. This release will never be reproduced.