I tried to look if i had reviewed a Tatuaje in the past, but could not find any. It's about time then! I have enjoyed the Tatuaje releases in the past and thought i'd give a go for the Cojonu 2009.
The cigar has a beautiful deep brown silky wrapper. It feels right in the hand, good firmness, good size, nice tapered cap - no negative remarks. The unlit fragrance is that of cocoa and coffee with a sweet twist. The draw is a bit too easy for my taste.
The start of the cigar, following the first draws is not as sweet as the unlit aroma would suggest. The cigar also turns out more mellow and smooth i expected. The flavor is earthy and rustic with some cocoa on the side.
After about an inch the cigar gets a little more strength and offers flavors i associate to a traditional Finnish sauna - Toasted birch with a warm and gentle sweet tones. This experience follows through the cigar, right up to the end, where some acidity from citrus fruit and hints of that cocoa from the start build up.
All this with an abundance of smoke and a finish with toasted sugar, this cigar offers an experience you do not want to miss.
Origin : Nicaragua
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo Ligero
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan