I know this cigar has been reviewed many times but i would like to share my own experiences with you on my first review. So there won’t be an introduction of Tatuaje Cigars company or Pete Johnson.
I have been looking for this lancero for long time since my friend and a great aficionado Roberto told me i must try. When i heard it’s a limited product i was upset because it’s already a challenge to get non-cuban cigars for me. I know it sound weird. Huge thanks to my friend Ahmed didn’t forget it’s on my wishlist and brought some for me to try.
First of all this is not so good looking cigar. A pale tightly wrapped Nicaraguan sun grown criollo wrapper followed by a vintage looking pale thin band looks cheap to me. But i already know the wrapper was pale because they aged so well in Cigar Palace (Ahmed’s Humidor). Anyway it doesn’t matter how it looks but the most important is how it feels. Construction is nearly perfect. There is no soft spots and when you touch this dark lancero you will feel the sweet smell of raisin and peppers.
Before the lit, i always try to spend some time with my cigars but this time i kept the cold taste short and boom! I was smoking like an old steam train in western movies. This is a real smoke machine. First 10 minutes was convincing myself this is a Nicaraguan and not Cuban. Its very spicy and peppery at first third then getting complex with chocolate, acacia, raisins and nuts. A tight white ash is following entire 70 minutes smoke and burns straight until you burn your lips.
The bad thing after 70 minutes is this stogie satisfied my cigar passion so well and i locked the other 2 sticks in the depth of my humidor. Tatuaje Black Label Lancero may definitely change non-cuban hater’s mind. At least they should give it a chance.
If you find a box of 25 under $200, just buy it. Else buy it.