Tatuaje RC184

Tatuaje RC184

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : Figurado
Size : 7.25″ x 57
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $18 each
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Picked up a box of these recently. Tatuajes are hands down my favorite cigars so when I ran across these hard to find beauties I had to pull the trigger on them. The presentation on these is very cool. Pete Johnson loves cigars and has a lot of respect and love for the history of Cuban cigars, and as a tribute he designed the packaging and presentation of this cigar in a “Retro Cuban” style hearkening back to the old style foil-wrapped Cuban perfecto cigars. In fact the RC in the name stands for Retro Cuban. The 184 is the cigars length in millimeters.

Box of Tatuaje RC 184

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Tatuaje Reserva “A” Uno

Tatuaje Reserva “A” Uno 9.25″x 47

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : “A”
Size : 9.25″x 47
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $16 each
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Well I decided to smoke another giant Tatuaje. I promise to smoke and review a cigar that isn’t a Tatuaje soon. I know I have been kind of a one trick pony lately with all these Tatuaje posts. I guess it is bordering on an unhealthy obsession. To follow up the RC233 I went with the slightly longer but much slimmer Reserva “A” Uno.

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Trivia: Tatuaje – La Selección de Cazador

As a big fan of the Tatuaje Brown lables, and Tatuajes in general, I was reading up on Pete Johnson and the Tatuaje line of cigars. I read somewhere that Pete loves his dogs. So much so, that he named the sizes of the Tatuaje Brown and Red labels so that the 1st letter in each size can be used to spell out the name of his dogs. In the case of the Brown label, the 1st letter of each size spells out the name of his dog Hunter.

Havana Cazadores
Unicos
Noellas
Tainos
Especiales
Regios

At this point, those who know Spanish may know where I'm going with this....

I was looking at my box of Tatuaje Regios the other day and noticed something for the 1st time. On the box is the "proper" name of the Brown label line, La Selección de Cazador. A literal translation is "The Selection of Hunter". Cazador means Hunter in Spanish. This little detail escaped my notice before and I found it to be interesting so I thought I'd share this little bit of trivia. Not only the sizes, but the entire Tatuaje Brown Label line is named after Pete's beloved dog. Some of you more observant types may have already caught this, but for other fans of these cigars that may have missed this factoid as I did... I hope you found it interesting.

He's done the same with the Red label line. His other dog is named Havana, so...

The Havana VI sizes:

Hermosos
Angeles
Victorias
Artistas
Nobles
Almirantes

The man loves his pups. I like that about him.

Tatuaje RC233

Tatuaje RC233

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : Figurado
Size : 9.125″ x 55
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $22 each
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So I’m probably building myself a bit of a reputation for being a Tatuaje “Homer” and I won’t deny it. They are fantastic cigars and even the cheapest of the line, the white banded P series is pretty darn good for a mixed filler yard ‘gar. Tatuajes have been dominating my smoking rotation as of late which is why they also have been dominating my recent reviews as well. So keeping with that theme here is yet another Tatuaje review. This time I put an RC233 to flame.

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Tatuaje Reserva SW

Tatuaje Reserva SW

Origin : USA
TatuajeFormat : Churchill
Size : 7.0″ x 47
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $11 each
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Tatuaje has become my favorite marca hands down and this cigar only reinforced that opinion. Tatuaje Reserva SW is a big stick with an oily, leathery, brown wrapper. There were small veins throughout and it was a little bumpy giving it a slightly rustic look. It had an expertly applied triple cap that clipped perfectly. It was well filled with no sign of any rib veins in the filler at the head or foot. The pre-light draw was firm with just the right amount of resistance. Very peppery at the start, it mellowed quickly to a nice woody core and vanilla notes with a nice earthy finish. I’d describe it as medium to full bodied, not as robust as the Regio or Noella. Half way through the vanilla disappeared and it got buttery/creamy with cocoa notes. The last third was the smoothest dominated by wood and leather. A fantastic and complex smoke from start to finish. If it wasn’t for the price I could smoke this every day.

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