cigar review: Tatuaje churchill

Cigar: Tatuaje Churchill
Rating: 90
Price: $4.50


I repeat wow. I held back because of the hype but some times the hype is true this cigar is mild enough to be approachable by the masses but has a full bodied finish that will make you wish your fingers were skinnier.

At adress the flavor is woody and nutty with a smooth even draw and mild undertones of spice and its flavor is consistent untill the last third. And then it transforms into a deep earthy spicy peppery dance of flavors on the tounge.

I will usually pass up a natural wrapper and opt for the richer maduros but this as exception that deserves both the massive response from the market and a place in any humidor.

This cigar is exact proof of the new breed of cigar massive internet talk and lots of communication from the makers with the cigar smoking masses has lead to a cigar that really does have a bit of something for everyone.

I’ve had a lot of talk with guys about the new economy vs the old and a lot of the big brands like ashton and padron who have a long history making great smokes but they are much like ford and gm comparative to the more market reponsive honda and toyota. I know this is a cigar review and not a soapbox so I’ll get back to the point the smaller newer nimbler makers who talk to the smoking public and make smokes that people love are the reason great cigars like the tatuaje are commanding space in every good cigar shop and the bigs are actually having to change from the tried and true formulas that are good but keep selling on loyalty not innovation.

But I digress no matter what you smoke no matter what your budget buy the tatuaje. Give in to the hype. This is a smokers delight and you deserve the pleasure.


Cigar Review – Tesa Maduro Robusto

Tesa Maduro Robusto

Tesa Maduro Robusto

Tesa Maduro Robusto

Tesa Cigars


Flavor Profile: Dark smooth and earthy with hints of coffee and a spicy clove undertone and just a whisper of leather.

It’s surprising to find a nicaraguan cigar with such a smooth and balanced flavor. The Tesa Maduro has a rich noticeably dark smoke and an aroma of licorice and coffee with a hint of spicyness that encourages you to slow down and ponder the pursuit of lifes pure and simple pleaseures.

The Tesa Maduro is smoother and more complex than many of the major brands sold for three times the price. Hand these out at your next poker night and your buddies will all think they are smoking an $8 to $16 cigar. You can revel in Knowing it’s a budget beater made by a 23 year old on the south side of chicago.

Right out of the box these are a strong competitor fo r the alec bradley exotic maduro or the ashton aged maduro. A little age on these sticks should bring a mellowing and deepening of flavors into a smooth creamy finish that would catapult this little cigar into the big leagues of fine tobacco.

This cigar reminds me of a great local band a lot of familliar qualities of the big names but a humble creative way of leavings it’s own mark on a classic. Give it a little more maturity and it may become a classic in it’s own right.