Video review HERE.
(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)
Pete Johnson of Tatuaje has been teasing the addition of the T110 Broadleaf and the T110 Sumatra for a while on social media, and is now beginning to release details on the cigars. The two new variants swap out the Ecuadorian habano wrapper of the original cigar for either a Connecticut broadleaf or Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf, both of which Johnson uses elsewhere in his portfolio of cigars. They will also wear secondary bands indicating they aren’t using the same wrapper as the original T110.
The cigars are all short robustos that measure 4 3/8 x 52, and use the same Nicaraguan binder and filler across the three variations. Each has an MSRP of $10 and comes in boxes of 25 cigars, with 2,400 boxes of both the Broadleaf and Sumatra versions being produced, compared to just 1,000 boxes of the Ecuadorian habano version. For that latter cigar, 400 boxes were made exclusively for R. Field Wine Co. in Honolulu, Hawaii, and which are indicated as such by adding the store’s logo to the cliche.
Pete Johnson stated that once this batch of T110s is gone, he does not plan on bringing them back for three to five years, as the T110 is part of the Tatuaje Limited Series, a group of cigars that Johnson said will rotate in and out in between production runs.
Today we take a look at the Broadleaf version.
The cigar is quite dark and has an oily wrapper. It has an average feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was a bit firm so I used the PerfecDraw tool to open the draw. The initial flavors at light up were citrus, citrus peel, brown sugar, nutmeg, leather, walnut, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. A somewhat sweet start with a lot of dark notes.
At the first third (28 minutes) there was still a little twang of citrus, citrus peel, leather, nutmeg, walnuts, and black coffee. The black pepper is still very good. The finish is black coffee and walnut with good lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. I rated the first third 92.
Moving through the second third (49 minutes) the leather and black coffee notes are rising. The sweeter notes are decreased. There is still nutmeg, decreased brown sugar, and decreased walnuts. The finish is leather and black coffee with improved lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. In this stage the cigar got a lot darker. I rated the second third 90.
The cigar lasted 1 hour 8 minutes. This cigar performed just like the Sumatra version but one tick better. In the final third I had light brown sugar, light citrus peel, a lot of leather, a lot of black coffee, light walnut, and light nutmeg. The finish is a combination of the first and second thirds; light walnut, leather, and black coffee with good lingering black pepper. The cigar is now full bodied. The cigar didn't wow me but it's not bad. I rated the final third 91.