Overall Description:

Pete Johnson and some of the leaders of Tatuaje cigars have started to tour the west coast of the United states in an RV for the “OH F*CK I’M LOST” tour.  They are releasing 3 cigars from the history of Tatuaje, one of them being the Pork Tenderloin.  It initially debuted in 2009 with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder, similar to this recent release.  They will be released in the same size, and in butcher paper as before, but the price has increased to $300 for a bundle of 25.

For more information:  http://www.tatuajecigars.com/

 

Vitals:

Vitola:  Robusto (5 1/8 x 52)

Wrapper: Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler:  Nicaraguan

Price:  $12.00

 

Review:

Initial: Overall the construction looks rustic, and rough, but solid and firmly packed.  The wrapper is oily, and dark.  Looking at the cigar under direct lights shows a slight shimmer across the entire cigar.  The foot is open, and the cap has a small tail present. 

Prelight:  Cold draw produces hints of Hay.  When toasting the foot, it produces hints of butter, and cream, with leather.  The cut is perfect and smooth. 

Trident

Trident

 

1st Third:

  1. Leather
  2. Licorice
  3. Wheat Toast

2nd Third

  1. Leather
  2. Black Pepper
  3. Wheat Toast

Final Third

  1. Leather
  2. Black Pepper
  3. Cedar

Total Time: 1hr 48 min

Overall:  Medium plus in strength.  Pete Johnson has a knack at creating some very sought after cigars.  I can tell you know that it is not all hype.  This one lives up to it.  It starts off light, and then starts to hammer you with flavors over the palate.  The flavor becomes intense as the cigar continues to burn.  The cigar needed one touch up and on relight, but nothing that deters from smoking this beauty.  The retrohale is not a typical Tatuaje retrohale.  Usually they are a very distinct spicy retrohale, but this one was more on the earth side, with some hints of wood and strong black pepper.  This will most likely mellow as the cigar age…if you let them go that long.

  • Leather 100%
  • Toast 67%
  • Black Pepper 67%
  • Cedar 33%
Sully

Sully

 

1st Third:

  1. Hay
  2. Leather
  3. Black Pepper

2nd Third

  1. Leather
  2. Hay
  3. Cedar

Final Third

  1. Black Pepper
  2. Leather
  3. Cedar

Total Time:  1 hr 32 min

Overall:  This newest re-release form Tatuaje was sought after by many cigar consumers who anticipated this release. The cigar itself was very mild to medium for me on both strength and profile which I actually enjoyed. The rich profile of leather was present throughout the cigar and offered nice notes of hay and black pepper. Some cedar flavors showed themselves once the cigar really got going which offered a pleasant taste match to the leather and pepper. The oily wrapper showed some nice crystals under a bright light. The draw and burn were perfect. I was not really reminded of Tatauje with this cigar when it comes to the profile and flavor but it was an exceptional experience. I would love to get my hands on more of these but we have to convince the boys from Tatuaje that the Midwest really appreciates their product just as much as the West and East coasts.

  • Leather 100%
  • Black Pepper 67%
  • Cedar 67%
  • Hay 67%
  • Animal 100%
  • Spice 67%
  • Vegetal 50%
  • Wood 50%
  • Roasted 33%
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