Cigar Reveal #97


Tatuaje - Reserva K222

Buy More
Brand Tatuaje
Cigar Reserva K222
Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Description The Tatuaje Broadleaf Reserva Collection, created by “Tattoo” Pete Johnson, and featuring a dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. This line was first released in a massive 100-cigar master case, now the line is available in 10-count boxes of your choice of size. The cigars are made using 1st Generation Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua and then rolled by master torcedors at the My Father Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaraguan under the watchful eye of the Garcia family. The use of the broadleaf wrapper brings a chewy heavy richness as well as a natural hint of sweetness compared to the heavy peppery flavor of the Tatuaje Original Brown Label. The cigar blend seems to improve with additional aging time, so grab a box or two and put them to rest for a year or two, they are sure to age nicely and will be well worth it!
Review: Cigar Coop
Based on the pre-light draw, and the early stages, I didn’t find the K222 to my liking. However, as the smoking experience progressed and some of the cocoa notes became more prominent, I did find myself enjoying this cigar. Given this is a cigar that is on the bolder side in terms of strength and body, it’s a cigar I would suggest to a more seasoned cigar enthusiast who enjoys a cigar with that profile. Given this is a cigar that is made in Miami, it carries a higher price point. While this cigar did come around for me, there are other Tatuaje Reserva cigars with a more competitive price point that I would reach for first. It’s certainly a cigar that comes with a buy recommendation, but I’d recommend starting with one cigar.
Review: Halfwheel
I’m a fan of Tatuaje cigars and I won’t try to deny it, and of all the releases the ones wrapped in Connecticut broadleaf are usually coming out on top. The Tatuaje Reserva K222 Broadleaf leaves me a little confused though. One sample was quite close to what I’ve come to expect from a broadleaf wrapped Tatuaje, but the other two were not really close at all, leaving me a bit disappointed. Having smoked most of the collection now there are sizes that I liked better and sizes that weren’t as good as the K222, leaving it somewhere in the middle. If you do have the opportunity to purchase some singles from this collection, I certainly would suggest trying one for yourself, but the inconsistency makes me hesitant to be able to recommend more than that.