Review: Tatuaje TAA 2012 Limited Release

The Tatuaje TAA 2012 was a limited release from Pete Johnson.  The cigar was made available to all Tobacconist Association of America members and was priced around $12 per stick. 

Tatuaje TAA Limited Edition 2012

Size: Toro 6 1/4 x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Prelight:  This is a real good looking stick.  The Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers is toothy with a deep chocolate color.  The band features the TAA logo and, just like the blend itself, is the same as the 2011 edition.  The wrappers smells of tobacco, leather and hay.  The cold draw was  a bit on the firm side and tasted of dry foliage.  It also featured a closed foot which is becoming one of my favorite cigar “special features.”  It makes for a very simple toast and light.

Beginning:  It seems there are SO many good cigars on the market right now.  In a way I feel a little spoiled, but at the same time, I feel like I am getting harder to impress.  Every new release carries such high expectations and the Tatuaje TAA 2012 was no different.  This thing looks great, smells great and I fully expected ti to smoke great.

It fired up simply with one match, thanks to the closed foot.  Right away I was hit with a bright spice on the retro.  After the first few puffs I was hit with a beautiful honey nut flavor that paired brilliantly with the spice.  Some cedar popped up about an inch in as well.

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