Archive for September 26, 2011

Tatuaje La Casita Criolla

Posted in Cigar Reviews on September 26, 2011 by Griff

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf

Size: 6.5 x 48

Pre Light

This smoke has a sweet pepper aroma off the cold wrapper. The wrapper is oily and rustic with I nice feel to it in your hand. The band on the cigar is simple as is most Tatuaje products put fits well with the cigar. The draw is open after snipping off a piece of the triple cap. This is one of the new releases from Tatuaje at this year’s IPCPR along with the Fausto and Avion.

1st Third

In the first few puffs I am met with a slight pepper with isn’t as strong as the usual Tatuaje/Pepin products. After the first quarter inch I am picking up a slight coffee flavor along with a sweetness that I can’t put my tongue on. There is a massive amount of smoking coming off the draw but the cigar is burning at a nice pace and isn’t burning hot.

2nd Third

As I reach a little over half way point of this smoke I was met with a rich nut flavor to go with that sweetness I was picking up in the 1st third. The burn has stayed even throughout and not needing any touch ups whatsoever. There is still a good amount of smoke coming off the head and foot with the ash not holding on very long before it falls off.

Final Third

The spice in the end of the cigar picked up a little but nothing overpowering. The nut and sweet flavors stayed around in the final third of the smoke and blended very well together.

Overall

This cigar is a definite finger burner. Tatuaje really hit the nail on the head with this one. The flavor profile was excellent and at a $7-8 price range it definitely is well worth picking up. After smoking these for this review I will definitely be picking up a box of these ASAP. The burn was perfect on each one that I smoked and they were really enjoyable from start to finish.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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