Cigar Aficionado

Guardian of the Farm Apollo Selección de Warped
Apollo Selección de Warped
92
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
44 44
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
This corona is crafted with an uncut foot and a three-seam cap. Its lush draw delivers notes of nutmeg and cinnamon interwoven with hints of almonds and oats.
Body Medium
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2017
Price $8.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 93

What happens when you give two young blenders unbridled access to some of the best Nicaraguan tobacco in the world? The answer is the Guardian of the Farm Apollo Selección de Warped. It's the joint effort of Max Fernández and Kyle Gellis. If you've never heard of them, Kyle Gellis is the owner of Warped Cigars, a small, boutique brand made in Nicaragua at the TABSA factory. Max is the son of Eduardo Fernández, owner of the TABSA factory and, more to the point, owner of Aganorsa, an agricultural conglomerate that is one of the largest growers of cigar tobacco in Nicaragua, and the source of top-quality leaf. Both Gellis and Fernández had a very large inventory of Aganorsa tobacco at their disposal when coming up with this concept—and they did not squander the opportunity. Guardian of the Farm is a tasty smoke that's profoundly nutty in character, showing almond and nutmeg qualities along with hints of cinnamon. It's long and slim and is made with an uncut foot, so the first puffs of the cigar give the smoker a bracing taste of the Corojo '99 wrapper before the rest of the blend kicks in. Guardian of the Farm is named in honor of both Max's and Kyle's dogs—so they had a little fun with the name as well.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 21, 2017 | Score: 92

This corona is crafted with an uncut foot and a three-seam cap. Its lush draw delivers notes of nutmeg and cinnamon interwoven with hints of almonds and oats.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale