Cigar Review: Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf

Basic Information:

Name – Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf

Manufacturer – Tatuaje Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $13.33

Body – Medium + 

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is dark brown in color – similar to dark chocolate. The feel of the wrapper is a little toothy and visually has a nice shine. Minimal veins and tight seams as well.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Hay and Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Nuts and Lemon Zest

After Toast:

First Third – Espresso hits the palate with a light spice and oaky note that lingers in the background. Once this settles, the flavor profile is dominated by wood and spice. The burn was tight and ash fell due to a slight wind gust around an inch and a half.

Second Third – The oak and spice continue into this third and gets a bit heavier as this stick progresses. Few minutes in, a nutty flavor enters the fold as well. The burn turns sharp.

Final Third – Oak, spice and a leathery component fill the palate and finishes with a real earthy tone. Well balanced with a sense of consistency on the palate.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir

Scotch – Macallan 15

Overall Experience:

The Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf was a smooth and consistent smoke with subtle differences in terms of complexity. A fuller bodied smoke that really sits heavy on the palate. It was an enjoyable solid stick and should be on any aficionados must buy list.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – N/A

About Tatuaje Cigars – http://tatuajecigars.com

Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf