La Relatos which translates to “The Stories” in Spanish is an original blend brought by Kyle Gellis, who is the owner of Warped Cigars. The binder and filler are both Nicaraguan. The filler also has a mix of Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98, with an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper. It comes in a 6 inch by 38 ring gauge panetela, which is called “The First” and is only available in 5 packs.
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: Tabacaos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)
- Wrapper: Ecuadoran Haban
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98
- Size: 6 “
- Ring Gauge: 38
- Vitola: PetiteLancero
- MSRP: $9.30 5-packs are $46.50
- Date Released: October 2018
- Cigars Released: Regular Production
On the body the first aroma I pick up is gingerbread. I really love this size i have to admit. This is a very smooth feeling and looking cigar. It has a brown leaf type of color with a bit of an oily sheen to it. It’s a really nice looking cigar. On the foot I pick up that gingerbread along with a hint of barnyard aromas mixed with some sweet coffee. On the cold draw more of that gingerbread along with some salt.
Right away I get a taste of Coca-Cola, which is a new one on me. The draw is a little snug, but i’m going to smoke it as is. That sugary gingerbread flavor is really coating my lips and tongue. It’s a little spicy on the retro with some pecan on the finish.
Really changed up in the second. All the sweetness has left and the cigar is real earthy on the retro as well. Happy to report the earthiness did not stay long, and the sweetness is starting to creep back in.
A nice nuttiness is now coating my tongue in the beginning of the third. The sweetness did sneak back in, and mixed with the earthiness was really nice, and balanced the cigar nicely.
I really enjoyed the La Relatos, there was enough transitions to really hold and make me pay attention to the cigar. The draw was a little tight, and if i wasn’t reviewing it I would have used a draw tool, which I feel would work wonders. Really nice construction, it gave me about an inch and a 1/2 of inch before I felt I had to tap it off. Only one rel-light that I can remember, and the cigar last me almost 2 hours.
If you are not familiar with Warped cigars I highly recommend you start with this one and work your way through their line. It may be a little too woodsy or spicy for your first cigar of the day, but would be a nice second cigar of the day for you or maybe an after dinner cigar. So go out and grab a five pack now.