R. Field Wine Co in Hawaii will receive an exclusive size of the newest brand from Warped, Eagles Descent. Warped will launch the brand with R. Field Wine at an event in November of 2019 with a special size.
Overall, the Warped Serie Gran Reserva 1988 was pretty average and dropped down in enjoyment as it went along. If you're a fan of Warped or like cedar in your cigars, it's worth a try. For me, I'll be in no hurry to revisit it, but would smoke it if one was handed to me.
The cigar needs more aging (1 to 2 years) for especially the Medio Tiempo to meld with the other tobacco leaves. In my experience, once the Medio Tiempo further ages, the cigar will be less spicy and slick, and a better melded array of flavors will be the result.
Although a good cigar, it did not have any wow factors like the Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R or the La Colmena Black Honey. Wow in the sense of having that extra pop in fullness of flavors, so good you'd want to smoke the entire box/bundle in one sitting.
The first third started off with some wonderful flavors, but as it got into the second third, the profile became average and remained that way. I'm definitely interested in revisiting to see if I can get the experience of the first third for more of the cigar.
Many cigar geeks love Warped and especially its use of the famed Aganorsa tobacco. But this one stands a notch above others giving full depth of flavors, nuances and complexities. I'll be buying a box.
A friendly Futuro battle between Kyle Gellis of Warped and Max Fernandez of Casa Fernandez. Who will reign supreme? Both using the same tobaccos, before smoking them, I wondered, “How different could they truly be?” Could different cigar sizes and ratios of the same tobaccos cause a noticeable difference?