Short Cuts: Puros Indios Maxima Reserva 2002

Short Cuts: Puros Indios Maxima Reserva 2002





Love for the cigar trade has long been the motivation and inspiration behind the Puros Indios brand. Since 1936, “Don” Rolando Reyes has been an active leader in the business, owning and operating factories in Havana, the Dominican Republic, Miami, New Jersey and Honduras.

Using a wide palette of tobaccos to create the perfect blend of filler binder and wrapper, each Puros Indios cigar is made with a keen and active eye for detail and quality. Don Rolando hand inspects the work of his rollers on a daily basis, earning the trust of cigar connoisseurs the world over and a reputation for creating some of the finest cigars in the world.



Puros Indios was a line of cigars produced by the Reyes Family. It was launched in 1995 and the Reserva Maxima was created to celebrate Rolando Reyes 70 years of cigar making. It contains a special blend Brazilian, Nicaraguan and Dominican long-leaf tobaccos. As in all Puros Indios cigars, it is rolled with an Ecuadorian wrapper.

This particular line was rolled in 2003 and has been sitting in the shops humidor under several boxes in the corner since then. This cigar has 15 plus years age on it. Unfortunately the years have mellowed out the blend and made the cigar extremely light. I’ll point out some of the notable flavors in this “Daily Smokes Short Cuts” category, if you can find some of these tucked away some where grab a few and pair with coffee or watching a sporting event, a situation where you want to have a cigar and do something else. Perhaps stronger in it’s day this cigar has long since peaked and is currently on it’s gradual decline.




  • Toro Especiales: 6 x 53
  • #4 Especiales: 5.5 x 54
  • Rothchild: 5 x 50
  • Pyramide #3: 5 x 50


  • Corona: 6.5 x 46
  • Toro: 6 x 52
  • Robusto: 5 x 50



The Ecuadorian wrapper is dark brown with a slight marbleized look to it with notable seam, a few veins and minimal tooth. The vitola has an open foot with a rounded cap. The band is mostly green with lighter green and earthy brown accents. In red reads “INDIOS” in red font with gold accents, along the bottom reads “SINCE 1936 at 2002” along the sides reads “HAND MADE” and “MAXIMA RESERVA” with “Relondo Reyes” in cursive. Pre light aroma had notes of sweet spice, cedar and dried fruit. The cold draw produced flavors of plain tea, muted leather and natural tobacco.


  • Light Cedar Char
  • Mild All Spice
  • Cedar
  • Leather


  • Cedar
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Leather
  • Nuances Milk Chocolate
  • Reduced All Spice


  • Reduction of All Spice
  • Salted Cashews
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Coffee
  • Light Creamy Leather


  • Straight Burn
  • Solid Stacked Nickel Ash/Dark Grey
  • Milkshake Draw
  • Light to Mild Medium Bodied
  • Suggested A.M Smoke Paired With Coffee


Cigars for review: Purchased 3

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigar Smoke Rate: 79 ( See Rating Criteria)

Size: 6 x 52 ( Toro )

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Brazilian, Nicaraguan and Dominican long-leaf







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