Tatuaje Black Label Petit Lancero
This cigar was originally a blend produced as Pete Johnson’s personal cigar. It eventually would made appearances here and there in various sizes and limited production. Now it has appeared once again, but in regular production. I picked a couple up at a Tatuaje event Ed had recently. Needless to say, I don’t regret the purchase. My thoughts are below…
Size: Petit Lancero 6 x 38
Price: Around $8.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper was chocolaty brown looking, and had a couple good sized veins. The wrapper and foot had a nice cedary odor. The cigar was consistently packed, and had a little give when squeezing. The pre-light draw was open, with just a bit of resistance. The pre-light flavor was a mild earthiness with cedar.
The burn require one minor touch up, and the ash held for about 3/4 of an inch.
The first third started out with bold flavors. No gradual ramp up with this cigar. I was greeted with a nice peppery spice through the nose and on the tongue. There was espresso and the associated bitterness (not the bad kind of bitterness). There was also a sweet spice reminiscent of cinnamon. The aftertaste left the mouth tingling. Towards the end of this third, earthy notes, maybe even leathery, entered the picture.
The second third remained full bodied, but things mellowed out a bit. The smoke feel became creamy and that sweet cinnamony spice really clung to the mouth and lips. The core flavors didn’t switch up too much, so I’d be repeating myself at this point.
The last third really stayed very close to the previous thirds. The sweet spice picked up in strength. It mixed nicely with the espresso, cedar, and earthy/leathery notes. This cigar didn’t quit until I was forced to put it down from burning fingers.
This was a very good, even excellent full bodied cigar. Everything was great. The flavor, construction, draw, and flavor. Nothing bad to report. My only small complaint is the price. But for an occasional treat, I will be revisiting the Tatuaje Black Label again for sure.
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