Tatuaje Tattoo 10 Miami – Mini Eval

I have always been a fan of Pete Johnson’s Tatuaje brand. So I was excited to see a few months back that they were releasing a special edition, 10th Anniversary stick. The Tattoo 10 Miami, which is a remix/re-release of the cigar that started it all for Johnson and Tatuaje 10 years ago.

The name Tattoo is actually the Spanish translation of Tatuaje..which I thought was really cool as I’ve always wonder what it meant but never took the time to research it. Here is a breakdown of what this cigar is made of:

Wrapper 
Ecuadorian Habano

Binder
Nicaraguan

Filler
Nicaraguan

Vitolas (Size/Shape)
Belle Encre, 5 3/8 x 42 Perfecto
Bon Chasseur, 5 3/8 x 52 Robusto with an unfinished foot

I love the new packaging and labeling, as the old version has a really simple, plain brown and white label. This new look (Tatuaje Tattoo 10 Miami in brown, white & gold) and lets you know exactly what you’re getting. I’ll admit, the wrapper itself got me excited about this cigar as the look gives it an old school, Cuban feel.

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Pre-Light:

Nice, oily feel that Ecuadorians typically give. It has an unfinished foot which I love to watch burn…and it burned off quickly exposing the foot. The Tattoo has a nice triple cap that cut cleanly, but the draw was a little tighter than I’d prefer. It wasn’t so tight that I had to force it though.

Post-Light:

The cigar started off really spicy and peppery to me. I’ll admit that it was more than I was ready for. Once I gathered myself, it started to mellow out and the sweetness started to come on through. As I worked my way past the second third of the cigar, it became increasingly milder and I actually could taste some cinnamon.

There was a nice, strong ash throughout that I attribute to the tight construction. There was hardly any flaking which added to the experience.

Ending Notes:

As I wrapped up this smoke, the strength came back with the heat, but it remained pleasant and easy to smoke. I had no issues taking it down to the very last inch without burning myself.

Overall, I would give this cigar a good 3.5 out of 5. I would definitely smoke this one again, and would keep it’s shelf mates on my radar for future releases!

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