Cigar Reveal #109

S&T ID #109
Brand Tatuaje
Selección de Cazadore (6+ years aged)
Wrapper Ecuador
Binder Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Retail Price $13.00
Tasting Notes The one that launched one of the most popular brands and well-known cigar partnerships of the last 25 years. And we've been hanging onto these for a while now just for you. You probably know the story. Pete Johnson, an LA bass player known at the time as Tattoo Pete, met cigar maker Pepin Garcia and together they blended the first Tatuaje Brown Label. "I got a Cuban cigar out of my stash that I knew was smoking good at the time," said Johnson when he met Garcia. "He looked at me and he said, "You want something like this?" I said, "Do what you do best." And it was great. He understood Cuban cigars better than what other poeple were making outside of Cuba. When he tasted that Cuban he said, "This one's easy." Soon after that cigar landed at #4 on Cigar Aficionado's 2005 Cigars of the Year list they were two of the most popular names in cigars. Johnson now has over a dozen brands, and Garcia has even more with his My Father line of cigars, but 20 years later the Seleccion de Cazador is still one of the best cigars in the humidor. We found these in 2019 knowing they already had at least five years of age on them and snatched up everything they had. But 2 years or ten, either way there was no stopping the OG Tatuaje from being a fantastic smoke.
Description Pepper, cocoa, earth, red peppercorn, clove, cinnamon, cedar
Review #1 Cigar Aficionado
Review #1 Content

A beautiful and dark pyramid that’s made very well. It has cooked wood, cedar and red peppercorn notes culminating in a spicy finish. A hearty, full-bodied smoke that’s not for the fainthearted.

Review #2 Stogie Guys
Review #2 Content

Starts with a bite of pepper and settles into a medium- to full-bodied smoke. Cedar and cocoa are dominant, but there’s also notes of coffee, clove, earth, and cinnamon. Towards the second half, buttery flavors develop and the body picks up with some added spice... Nearly a decade after it was first released, the original Tatuaje still provides flawless construction, excellent balance, and a tasty combination of full flavors that focus nicely on the palate. That’s why the Tatuaje Cazadores earns four and a half stogies out of five.