This Tatuaje P Series P1 blend was created back in 2006. This is a 60/40 combination of Medium Filler to Long filler also know as a “Cuban Sandwich” blend. It comes in at about $2 or $3 bucks. Cuban Sandwich cigars usually combine many different blends of leaf and are short filler and long filler combo.
The case in this cigar is the combination of Medium Filler and Long Filler. At some point in the video I describe the flavour as bitter, let me say, I meant the taste was bitter. You may want to see my other article on iROBUSTO about flavours and tastes and how we perceive them in a cigar.
Vitola: Corona Gorda
Name: Tatuaje P Series P1
Length: 5 5/8″
Ring Gauge: 46
Country of Origin: Made in Nicaragua by Jaime Garcia at My Father Cigars SA
In my series of cigar reviews I’ll be judging cigars on the following attributes:
- Vim and Vigor
- Draw, Smoke Output and Finish
- Dimensions and Balance
- Price and Value
Presentation of the Tatuaje P Series P1
It’s a combination of classic and swank with a band that is not going to impress anyone. But who cares, it’s a $3 stick max. I do like the emblem and the label was put on with care and came off very easily, that is if you really felt like you wanted to smoke it down passed the band.
Vim and Vigor
This is a medium bodied cigar that if smoked quickly could get real hot and full bodied. At times I felt like the spice tipped it to the strong side.
Draw and Smoke Output
The cigar had an extremely light draw from the loosely spongy packed tobacco. The room was filled with copious amounts of smoke that had a rather pleasant aroma. No one is going to accuse you of smoking a stink bomb here. Because of some bitterness the finish was long.
Zest, Flavours and Tastes
I had mentioned butterscotch in my description, please don’t think it was sweet, it was very savory and the cigar had earthy and mineral undertones that seemed to leave an acidic bitter taste around the mouth.
Dimensions and Balance
This cigar is straight forward tobacco taste with little complexity and leaned more to the spicy side. I would say it was a bit unbalanced, but not enough to make the experience completely unpleasurable. It’s not great, not bad, just average.
Price and Value
Anything more than $3 is too much, at the price it’s good if you just want to puff on the cigar in the backyard while you’re mowing the lawn or if you have a short amount of time. You could smoke this cigar for about an hour if you wanted to.
If you’re ever in Germany and want to get some very competitively priced Cuban Cigars or New World Cigars you can check Cigar World. Their prices on Tatuaje Cigars are excellent. Imagine this, I was all the way in Germany and got a $3.00 cigar, go figure…