It seems to me that this cigar is all the rave today. Everywhere you go, youâ€™ll hear about the Tatuaje Black. I have not had the chance to try one myself but if I were to base my decision on the personal reviews that I have encountered online, I would have to get me several pieces of this cigar.
So what is the Tatuaje Black all about? When it comes to the physical appearance, it makes the top of the list. The Cigar Spy says:
First things first, the black label looks fantastic. Iâ€™m a huge fan of the color black and I just have to say that I love the label on this cigar. Another great looking thing about this cigar is the wrapper. It reminds me of that â€œOscuroâ€ wrapper from Illusione. Its dark, but not really dark, but still darker then most wrappers.
As you may know, I like to smell the foot of my cigar, but when I smelled the foot of the Tatuaje Black, I got nothing. Itâ€™s probably because its covered by the wrapper. Which is a nice touch and something I wouldnâ€™t mind seeing on other brands. Construction is firm, the cut on the cap was perfect and Iâ€™m ready for the light up.
What about the taste? Zen and the Art of Cigar gives a great review:
As I bring the smoke in through my sinuses I get flavors of rich dark chocolate and espresso bean with not a touch of harshness at all. It has a nice long salt and pepper ash that seems like it could hold on forever.
The smoke is actually dry, which is somewhat surprising, as well as smooth and refined, I expected a lot of oomph from this cigar, but its real nice and refined.
As I smoke, the espresso flavor intensifies but fades to a nice anise and woody mix and rich tobacco at the heart of the flavors.
The draw was nice and easy as I began to really enjoy this smoke. The burn was dead-on even the whole way through, a sign of top notch construction.
Originally posted on July 6, 2008 @ 6:43 pm