Tatuaje RC233

This is one from my wish list. It's no surprise that I like to experience the unusual, or hard to find cigars. And my brothers and sisters of the leaf seem to always come thru for me. I was gifted one one of these by a fantastic BOTL who notice it on a Make a Wish thread. Sent it to me and asked me to review this stick 

                       

Country: USA
Length/Ring: 9.125 x 55
Shape: Figarado
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo (Aged Ligero)
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium 

I clipped, I lit and I smoked. I had high expectations of this unusual vitola so I was excited to smoke this one. I started at 3:15 in the afternoon. It was milder than I expected. Hard to light and a rough draw as I had come to expect from a nippled toe, but soon eased up. The burn was very uneven and ran. I corrected it and it stayed even. The ash was not strong at first, falling of every inch. Remember, this is a huge cigar and a lot to it. It tasted creamy and earthy with a spicy bit to the tongue. half way through the first third a nuance of leather became apparent in the background. 

I finally got to the second third by 4:30 and not much change in the taste. Still an excellent flavor, but not very complex. A slight perfume or floral replaced the leather.

I arrived at the last third hoping that it would finish as something special, but after two hours, the only real change was that it had an ash that started to hang on.  


     
In conclusion, all I can say was that after two hours and fifteen minutes, my expectations were not met. I appreciated the gift and would not have missed smoking this cigar for the world, but IMO, the RC184 is a much better experience and a lot more bang for the buck.

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