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Cigar Review | Warped La Relatos The First

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Warped La Relatos The First. Around 10 years ago, this cigar made its original appearance and now returns for more. This 6 x 38 Petit Lancero retails for $9.30 and looks to be perfectly rolled. The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

Warped La Relatos

Pre-light, the draw gives me some oaky bourbon flavor. The wrapper produces a hay aroma while I smell dried fruit out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up toast with cedar. Through the nose, potent white pepper, cedar, and toast blend together. The finish consists of spicy pepper with caramel.

Twenty minutes in, the first third closes out. I pick up salty cedar with hazelnut and black pepper on the draw. Through the nose, spicy ginger blends with white pepper. The finish hits me with caramel and graham cracker. Strength and body settles in at medium.

The second third gets me to forty-five minutes. I find similar flavors on the draw with no distinguishable changes. On the retro-hale, cedar carries through with more ginger and caramel. The finish offers leather on top of smoky oak and more caramel. Both strength and body remain at the medium mark.

The final third pulls through to one hour and simplifies the flavor profile. On the draw, I pick up black pepper and leather. Through the nose, toast blends with white pepper. The finish sees no change with more leather, smoky oak, and caramel. Strength and body finish out at medium.

Warped La Relatos

Warped La Relatos The First is an excellent cigar. It offers a thoroughly enjoyable flavor experience with moderate complexity and perfect construction. It’s a pretty quick smoke, so don’t expect this one to last much more than an hour. It’s a return hit from Warped, and if you like any of their other blends, you’ll surely enjoy this. I highly recommend it!

Smoke on!

-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro Grand Pressé

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I review the Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro in the Grand Pressé size. This 6×56 box-pressed stick features a Honduran Natural Maduro wrapper covering a Brazilian binder and fillers from Honduras. It retails for $11.75.

Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro

Pre-light, the wrapper gives off a leather aroma, and I smell cocoa and earth out of the foot. The cold draw gives me light blueberry flavor. Once lit, I pick up spicy leather, rich cocoa, and earth. Through the nose, red pepper blends with cocoa and graham cracker. The finish offers black pepper and cocoa with an oily earth and leather combo.

After thirty minutes, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up dark cocoa with clove and leather. Through the nose, I find graham cracker with a buttery cedar. The finish hits me with spicy plum notes on top of black pepper and oak. Strength settles in at medium-to-full.

Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro

An hour and ten minutes in, the second third wraps up. There is more cocoa on the draw with a vegetal earth on top of black pepper. The retro-hale gives me more buttery cedar with added cocoa. On the finish, leather and black pepper are the stars of the show. There is no change to strength or body.

Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro

The final third gets me to one hour and forty-five minutes. More delicious cocoa comes through on the draw with spicy cinnamon and black pepper. The retro-hale sees the return of graham cracker, and I also find grassy notes with spice. On the finish, there is more leather and black pepper with cocoa. Strength and body finish out at medium-to-full.

Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro

The Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro Grand Pressé is an excellent cigar with loads of rich flavor. It delivers an impressive profile in its voluminous clouds of smoke and never gets boring. Construction is solid, and the price is reasonable. This is a must-try cigar that I highly recommend.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Drew Estate Herrera Estelí Miami

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the new Drew Estate Herrera Estelí Miami. It’s a 5.75×49 stick that retails for $13. An Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua are wrapped with an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami

On the cold draw, I pick up a fruity cedar. The wrapper produces a strong cologne and leather aroma, while I smell fruity leather out of the foot. Once lit, I find leather with a fruity note and sweet cedar. Through the nose, there is a hint of cinnamon with more cedar and leather. On the finish, black pepper comes through with even more leather and spicy cedar.

Thirty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. Leather and nutmeg dominate the draw. On the retro-hale, I pick up a nice sweet graham cracker. The finish gives me light red pepper blended with almond. Strength and body both settle in at the medium-to-full mark.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami

After one hour, I see the end of the second third. On the draw, there is toast with more nutmeg. Through the nose, cinnamon makes an appearance complimented by more graham cracker. I’m treated to a hint of vanilla on the finish with additional almond that is now spicy. Strength and body both drop slightly to the medium mark.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami

The final third wisps away after an hour and a half. I find more toast on the draw with sweet earth and nutmeg. The retro-hale has no change whatsoever, but that’s not a bad thing. On the finish, I pick up black pepper and leather. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.

The Drew Estate Herrera Estelí Miami is a darn good smoke. It’s a bit steep on price, but it offers some good complexity and depth with enjoyable flavors that blend well together. Construction is spot on, and I have no real complaints. It’s another win from Willy Herrera worth trying out.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Nomad Martial Law

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Nomad Martial Law. This new creation from Fred Rewey is the first Nomad stick to have a suggested retail price of over $10 (sitting at $12, actually.) It features a Habano wrapper, Jalapa binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. I cannot find confirmation online, but I do believe it is a Nicaraguan puro. Maybe, I should have asked Fred at IPCPR! Anyways, it comes in one size – a 6×50 Toro.

Nomad Martial Law

On the cold draw, I pick up a sour cocoa flavor. The wrapper produces a faint toast aroma, while I smell graham cracker out of the foot. Once lit, I get oily leather with hay, earth, and black pepper. Through the nose, I find sweet toast and cinnamon. On the finish, black pepper increases alongside red pepper and toast.

Thirty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up oily earth alongside leather and oak. Through the nose, spicy red pepper fights against sweet graham cracker. The finish gives me prune with a smoky ginger and more oak. Strength and body settle in at medium-to-full.

Nomad Martial Law

The second third gets me to one hour and ten minutes. Toast and more oak come through on the draw with some black pepper. There is no change to the retro-hale. The finish hits me with spicy wheat and more black pepper. Strength and body are consistent at medium-to-full.

Nomad Martial Law

The final third ends at an hour and forty-five minutes. Dominating black pepper explodes on the draw with the return of leather. On the retro-hale, I continue to get spicy red pepper and sweet graham cracker. The finish hits me with smoky oak, black pepper, and a hint of floral citrus. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.

Nomad Martial Law

The Nomad Martial Law is a fine cigar. It has great construction and some nice flavors. Complexity is decent, and it is a thoroughly enjoyable smoke. I must say, I still find the C-276 to be my favorite Nomad stick. It’s just an amazing blend, but that cigar offers an entirely different flavor profile. I definitely recommend checking this out. If you like anything else Fred makes, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)