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Tatuaje 10th Anniversary

I picked up these cigars at Ed’s shop. As you’d expect, the namesake of the Tatuaje 10th Anniversary is self explanatory. I have heard that this blend is the same as the original brown label. In essence, it is a re-release of that cigar.

 

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

Binder: & Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Robusto Bon Chasseur 5.4 x 48

Price: $9.95

 

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a nice appearance, and had a scent of earth and hay. The cigar was consistently packed, and the draw was free. The pre-light flavor had earth, leather, and wood.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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Flavor:

The first third had a pretty even mix of earth, leather, and wood. The aftertaste was dark and peppery. As I transitioned into the second third, black coffee joined in.

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The second third took on a tinge of sweetness. Earth, leather, and wood remained. Coffee increased in strength, and the pepper became more like an even mixture of heat and spice. The smoke feel was thick, and clung to the inside of the mouth.

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The last third had a nice combination of cocoa and coffee. Earthiness, leather, and wood became a background note. This allowed the coffee, cocoa, and pepper to really stand out. The smoke feel was dry and sweet.

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Conclusion:

As expected, I really enjoyed this cigar. It was medium to full bodied, and well balanced. The price is a bit high for a robusto. I could see this being an occasional treat, but at almost $10.00 a stick, I won’t smoke them often.

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6 Responses to “Tatuaje 10th Anniversary”

JohnG October 28th, 2013 at 12:39 am

Tom, thanks for the review. Simply put, this is my cigar of the year. Love it.

jjo October 28th, 2013 at 2:12 am

I will have to give this a shot, although I hear that this is not really much different from the normal Brown Label Tat. Of course, I won’t know until I try it, and I do trust JohnG’s palate.

I do agree that a $10 robusto (or is this a corona gorda+?) is pushing my limits.

Patrick October 31st, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I tried this cigar and liked it too. It seems that the current version of the brown label isn’t quite as strong. Could just be that I didn’t rest this stick as long as I should have. Who knows?

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