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Get ready to welcome the most affordable Tatuaje with open arms.
Known for producing some of the most exquisite boutique blends on the map, Pete Johnson’s releases often go hand in hand with a premium price tag. To the relief of Tatuaje lovers far and wide and under the trained eye of Don “Pepin” Garcia, the release of Series P has made Tatuaje both savory on the palate and on the wallet! At just over three bucks a pop, Series P is a deal that screams everyday enjoyment.
Crafted at the famous Tabacalera Cubana factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, Series P delivers in spades. A true Nicaraguan puro with ample flavors, this bargain line is sure to fly off the shelves. Graced by a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, this handmade boasts a medium body, thanks in part to the Nicaraguan binder that’s stuffed to the brim with Nicaraguan fillers. Beautifully constructed, Series P opens with subtle spices mixed with oak and citrus notes. A long, cool finish delivers nuances of earth, oak, and cedar - and with such an attractive price tag, this may just be the best kept secret to date.
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Gotta say that this is the first Tatuaje I've found to be less than excellent, even disappointing. Although smoke output was heavy and body/mouth feel was full, the construction had quite a lot of problems and required 5-6 fixes. I kinda like tinkering with my cigars as part of the experience, but this was too much, and unexpected. Flavor is good, but not scrumptious like others in the same price range (esp by AJ and Garcias). I found the two I smoked one-dimensional and lacking the usual Tat/Garcia richness, depth of flavor, length of finish, and certainly complexity, as the competition. Since I can imagine these shortcomings mellowing as they age, I will revisit for comparison sake after they've had more time in the humi. Given the quality of other offerings by Tatuaje and similar brands, I probably will not smoke these again. Marketed as the 'affordable Tatuaje', I actually would not even recommend or gift them as an intro for this category or brand as I favor Havana VI, Tattoo, Ambos Mundos, Cabaiguan, and Casita Criolla - all well worth the extra buck if necessary.