October 27, 2013

Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Bon Chasseur (5 3/8 x 52)

Video review HERE.
Tatuaje is celebrating their 10th year in business with some 10th Anniversary cigars. They are basically a tweeked blend of the Brown Label. Today I am reviewing the Bon Chasseur, which means Good Hunter. It is a 5 3/8 x 52 cigar that is well made and a dark brown in color. It is triple capped and has a nice density; feels heavy in the hand. The foot is covered.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a ton of leather and some sweet notes of a sort of cedar/citrus mix, and a little dose of cream. The pepper is good at a 7.5 rating. It is a black pepper.

About 3/4 inch in the flavors are now more of a nutmeg and cedar combination. The cedar has a little sweetness. The leather is still abundant and there is some earthiness. The finish is a buttery cream; not rich but buttery in flavor. There is also some nice lingering pepper. The burn is almost perfect. The cigar is medium to full bodied at this point.

 About 2 inches in the ash is quite impressive. It is also very light in color; almost white. The nutmeg now has a buttery richness. The cedar is there to help with the sweetness. The leather has toned down somewhat. The flavors are more in balance.

 With only a couple inches remaining the nutmeg has tailed off. The cedar has a touch of sweetness. The leather has come back around and there are charred oak notes mixed in, The cigar is now full bodied.


The cigar ended consistent with the last segment. The cedar had a little more sweetness, however. The nutmeg notes that we had early are now gone entirely. The cigar took about 1 hour and 10 minutes to smoke. This cigar is very typical of the Tatuaje Brown Label. Lovers of Tatuaje Cigars will no doubt love this cigar also. They are available now and run around $10 each. Good cigar.

 Score: 91

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