It jumps up with a ton of flavor, that my first instinct is to call oscuro. Not a natural, and not as sun-baked as a maduro… Just right in between. It’s stronger than the average Pete offering.
In classic(?) Tatuaje style there isn’t a radical development after the first inch, but the heavy cedar notes keep it interesting enough to carry it through. This is a wet-packed cigar (foil bound early after the roll), which normally I avoid, but the heavy acidicy balances out the woodiness surprisingly well.
I am interested to see how this tastes in a years time in regular storage.
The Roll: Quality. Tatuaje has suffered from periods of unreliability, and it’s nice to see a decent special edition get it right.
The Wrapper: Dark and even.
The Ash: Resiliant.
The Value: At ~$13 retail, this is well worth grabbing a few of.
Would I get it again? Yep. It surprised me in all the right ways.