“This cigar delivers the total package: flavor, complexity, construction, and appearance. I also think the Coronas De Luxe size was tailor-made for this blend and this flavor profile.”
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican (75%), Nicaraguan (25%)
Country of Origin: United States (El Titan de Bronze)
Coronas De Luxe: 5 1/2 x 42
Review: Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe by Warped Cigars
Brand Appearances on Countdown: 2 (2014, 2015)
Coming in at #9 is the Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe by Warped Cigars. Last December, Warped Cigars released Don Reynaldo as its third line out of Miami’s El Titan de Bronze. This is a cigar that Warped Cigars founder Kyle Gellis made as a tribute to his father.
The Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe gives Warped Cigars a spot on the Countdown for the second consecutive year. It also gives Warped Cigars its highest spot on a Countdown to date. This El Titan de Bronze release is also the first U.S. made cigar on the 2015 Countdown.
A very limited release of 100 boxes of ten of a 5 1/2 x 42 vitola called Coronas de Luxe was released. Later in the year, a regular production offering in the form of the 5 x 46 Regalos was released. While the Regalos was an outstanding cigar, and the Coronas De Luxe was a very limited release, it was very hard to ignore the Coronas De Luxe when it came to a position on the Countdown.
The Don Reynaldo line has a more Dominican emphasis than the other three lines. This includes a Dominican Corojo wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and a filler that is 75% Dominican and 25% Nicaraguan.
Given the Don Reynaldo has nice amount of Dominican tobacco, it will provide a real nice Dominican-esque grassy/herbal quality. The herbal notes are not harsh and actually have a unique sweetness. There are also wood, cedar, pepper, and earth notes. The flavors start out medium-bodied and progress to full-bodied by the end of the cigar. The strength level begins at medium and by the end of the cigar is at medium to full.
Overall this cigar was a home run. It ranks as one of the best Warped Cigars releases to date, and we can infer it had a lot to do why the Regalos release became a regular offering.
For details of the 2015 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our December 2015 Editor’s Corner
Quick comment Coop…I picked up my box of Coronas de Luxe Dec. 2014 but I know the Regalos came out mid-2015…
Correct. The Coronas de Luxe was eligible for this year because our Cigar Year started the Day after Thanksgiving last year.
🙂 Forgot about that LOL Great cigar!