Tatuaje Fausto FT153

Tatuaje Fausto FT153

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador Habano Maduro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$189/box of 25

While the Tatuaje Fausto hit store shelves only months ago, the blend is based off the T110 released in very limited quantities two years ago. This cigar is manufactured with a large majority of ligero from Esteli and Jalapa, which should translate into a very bold and spicy cigar.

The Fausto FT153 has an oily and dark burnt chocolate colored wrapper that smells of barnyard and wood. A few medium sized veins are present but do not detract from the cigar in a meaningful way. The band has a very contemporary design.

From the beginning the Fausto is full bodied with dark and rich flavors. The cigar immediately opens with a cacophony of spice and leather that lacks balance. An inch into the cigar the flavors become more harmonious, revealing additional notes of earth, wood, and dark chocolate with a long finish. The texture of the smoke is dense and almost chewy. Midway into the cigar the chocolate flavor shifts to a more pronounced espresso. The Fausto is nothing short of a full-bodied, full strength cigar. The abundance of thick and oily tobacco required for this blend does not inhibit a nearly perfect burn.

The FT153 is neither elegant nor subtle – it is powerful and concentrated, but the flavors are sharp and sometimes become lost in the strength. Smoke this cigar after a large meal.

Appearance/Structure – 14/15
Smoking Characteristics – 24/25
Flavor – 20/25
Overall Impression – 30/35

Total – 88