Tatuaje Cojonu 2009

Tatuaje Cojonu 2009

TatuajeOrigin : Miami, FL
Format : Torpedo
Size : 7 x 49
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$11-13 each

This cigar is the fourth in the Cojonu series and was released earlier this year. They are rolled at DPG’s El Rey de Los Habanos factory in Miami, FL.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
A great looking cigar that sported an oily and toothy Colorado Maduro shade wrapper. It had a very unique tapered head.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
An outstandingly constructed cigar with a perfect draw and burn that held its ash well. It did seem to burn a little faster than I thought it would though lasting less than 2 hours.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
This Tatuaje was surprisingly smooth with straight earth and leather flavors to start. It started to pick up some pepperyness past the 1″ mark. There was little flavor on the finish. Not much change in taste into the second half. I would describe it as medium in strength, which surprised me because I expected full. This was a good cigar across the board, but didn’t have the complexity to be great or truly memorable.

Value : Rating: ★★★☆☆
This cigar retails for between $11 and $13. This is the price point to be expected, but I still think it’s high. I don’t think you should have to pay this much for a cigar of this caliber, which is very good, but not great.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★☆
The flavors present in this cigar are pretty standard Tatuaje and like the rest of the Cabinet Selection I think it’s overpriced. Therefore, I cannot recommend a box purchase and will not be making one myself. I will give this cigar credit for being much smoother than I expected and an overall enjoyable experience. I really hope we see the end of the embargo soon, so hopefully it brings the prices of these “super-premium” NC’s back down to earth.