TATUAJE BLACK LABEL
I have smoked a few Tatuaje sticks in the past but had never come across a black label. After doing some research online I realized why. The black label is considered to be pretty rare. How it got in my hands is a mystery but I am not complaining.
The black label was has been called everything from mythical to extremely rare. It was originally designed by Tatuaje’s creator, Pete Johnson, as his own personal cigar. Much like the ingredients to Coke or the KFC recipe, this cigar’s blend is very much a secret.
Size: 5.65 x 46
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL Pre light:
The appearance of this cigar leaves a lot to be desired but that is apparently the intent to resemble that of a common cigar rolled that day. The foot of the cigar is enclosed which I kind of think helps with the lighting of the cigar. The wrapper has the faint feel of a peach with a touch of fuzz but nothing that is off-putting to your lips when you take a draw. The cold draw gave off hints of a sweet spice. Maybe a hint of cinnamon?
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL 1st Third:
The first few draws immediately start off with some spicy notes and a little bit of pepper. It quickly transitioned in to a sweet taste with a sort of toasty taste to it. Its strength was borderline medium and, as it transitioned in to the 2nd third, it began to change flavors.
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL 2nd Third:
As this 2nd third kicks of it begins to have a bit of an earthy taste to it while still some toasty taste too. It continues to be a very smooth smoke and the burn is incredibly even. As this third comes to an end I am starting to pick up on some hints of coffee.
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL Final Third:
Here comes a little bit more of a bold taste resembling that of black coffee and cocoa. One thing I have loved lately with some of the cigars I have reviewed has been that they are all changing taste at every third. This one did not disappoint and was incredibly good.
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL Overall:
This cigar was incredibly unique starting with the construction and including the taste. I can see why it is highly coveted because it tastes so good, the burn is incredibly even, and the taste is not something that can be found in many cigars. Fortunately for me, unfortunately for you, I do not know what one of these cost a stick nor do I know where you can find one but if you can find it…grab it!