Pete Johnson

Tatuaje 20th RL22

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 20th RL22

Summary words that come to mind are raw, heavy, unapologetic. The profile had a deepness in dirt grit, torched cedar and red pepper spice that pressed forward from start to finish. I would have enjoyed some more softer notes to taper all the earth heaviness. I can see guys liking this, but this Tatuaje 20th RL22 just isn't for me.

Tatuaje 20th EL22

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 20th EL22

The Tatuaje 20th EL22 is a lovely cigar that I look forward to smoking again when it is warmer. Great summer cigar. Balanced with a nice selection of flavors, but not over the top. Medium in strength and body. Not overly complex, or showing a ton of transitioning, but a nice flavor profile throughout.

Tatuaje 20th Anniversary Grande Merveille

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 20th Anniversary Grande Merveille

The Tatuaje 20th Anniversary Grande Merveille is a fantastic release and one of the best Nicaraguan releases from Tatuaje in some time. Maybe even My Father as well. The blend was complex and grabbed my attention throughout. It was balanced while still delivering a nice strength and body level.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Lomo de Cerdo Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Lomo de Cerdo Tuxtla

The Tatuaje Lomo de Cerdo Tuxtla might be the best of the Tuxtla releases so far. Appearance wise it is not as good as the others, but that means nothing in the giant scheme of things. Great flavors in a very approchable size. A size that every smoker can smoke. Nice strength and richness, but balanced as well. I am going to age some Tuxtlas, but I am beginning to think they are better young. Enjoy these smokes!

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje PCA 2022

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje PCA 2022

At this point in time, i.e. smoking the cigar for review about 3 months after release, the cigar is average tasting. Interestingly enough, I smoked this cigar at a local cigar shop about 2.5 months ago and the cigar was much more enjoyable. It has the overall Tatuaje ID of great body and heavier and bolder flavors, but it's not packaged well yet. I know it will get better with some time.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cojonú 2015

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cojonú 2015

The Tatuaje Cojonú 2015 was another dependable and enjoyable release. The spice level was much more subdued than many other Habano blends I've smoked over the years, and there was enough interesting combination of flavors that kept me engaged through almost the entire review. I would definitely pick up another Cojonú 2015 if I was out, but I can also say that about most Tatuaje releases.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú Blue No. 1

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú Blue No. 1

The Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú Blue No. 1 was enjoyable and at times reminded me of baked goods for Christmas time which definitely held my interest. The last third was a stark departure from the rest of the cigar with darker, toasted earth flavors that didn't harmonize with what was being delivered prior to that. I would smoke the Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú Blue No. 1 again, the flavor profile is balanced and right in my wheelhouse.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

I found the Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla to be the most enjoyable of the Tuxtla offerings. With that, a really good Mexican offering overall. Brought me back to all the past Avions I have smoked, which was enjoyable as well. A good experience. Balanced cigar with great construction and draw. Enjoyable flavor profile. Nice notes of cocoa, espresso, earth and leather.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

In my opinion, in true, fairly typical fashion, Pete nails the body. There aren't that many good cigars with medium plus body these days, but Pete seems to know how to achieve that and pair it with flavors that compliment it quite well. Even with this said, I still prefer the Habano versions of the Brown Label. But this Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla was neat to smoke for a little change up.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje La Riqueza SE 2022

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje La Riqueza SE 2022

The first third was awesome, as it's in many ways what I look for and enjoy from a quality Connecticut Broadleaf cigar; nice dankness, barnyard, chocolate, supporting pepper spice. But past the first third, the bitter bite of cedar wood became too overwhelming on the other flavors, leaving the flavor profile more narrow and not as pleasant. So overall, I will pass on this Tatuaje La Riqueza SE 2022.