The medium brown wrapper has a few prominent veins but is very silky in texture. The seams are tight and visible due to the slightly mottled wrapper leaf. The cigar has a light oil sheen and is well packed with filler and no spongy spots.
Tobacco and cedar with a faint hint of spice on the wrapper. Cedar, citrus and a hint of spice at the foot.
Cedar, citrus, cream and mild cinnamon spice.
The initial draws bring notes of cedar, citrus and cinnamon spice. The draw and burn are perfect so far. Strength is in the medium range. There is a pinch of black pepper joining the profile at 3/4" in. A few draws later the citrus notes clean the palate. Creamy notes join and soften the profile. I notice a wide u shape on one side of the burn line generally an indication of a tunnel, upon removal of the ash my suspicion is confirmed. Using simple physics the burn self corrects.
Coffee notes join the profile with a pinch of black pepper. Strength moves to medium+. The body remains at medium. The coffee notes combine with a thick cream to balance the profile. Smoke production is at the high end of medium. The finish has a nice balance of cedar, coffee, cream and cinnamon spice with a hint of black pepper. The ash is a light gray and mostly tight. The cinnamon becomes warm after the middle of the 2nd/3rd. A blast of black pepper is quickly balanced by the warm cinnamon and citrus notes and a couple sips of water.
The band removed easily showing just the right amount of pectin glue was used. The final/3rd has a consistent balance of the aforementioned flavors.
The Warped La Hacienda Gran Robusto provides a very enjoyable smoking experience. A well balanced and complex flavor profile with a great draw. The burn had 1 issue but was perfect the rest of the time.
Definitely a cigar you want to smoke. I'll b seeking out the rest of their line to review.