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The Tatuaje Havana VI has become a common find in you local brick and mortar cigar shops across the nation. However, one aspect about this cigar is that is has always been a go-to-grab based on its quality and price. $8 in the premium cigar world is starting to become cheap unforteuntly as the prices continue to grow. I have probably smoked 20 of these before but it wasn’t until Famous Smoke Shop asked me to write a review on it that I started to take notes. I always knew I liked it but I never took the time to dissect it.
The Tatuaje Havana VI is an affordable Nicaraguan puro (Nicaraguan binder/filler/wrapper) that has one of the smoothest spice finishes I may have ever smoked. I tend to find similar tasting notes in each type of tobacco due to the region of the world they are grown in. The different types of soil, exposure to sun and climate control play an enormous factor in the taste of a cigar. Sometimes when you smoke Nicaraguan cigars they can give off a good spice taste.
The Tatuaje Havana VI is a Nicaraguan puro consisting of a Nicaraguan wrapper, binder and filler.
The Tatuaje Havana VI has a beautiful dark brown wrapper. The pre-burn taste gives off small spice notes and wood hints. Once I toast the cigar I get a heavenly smooth sweet spice flavor that immediately hits my pallet for a medium-bodied force. Some other reviews say pepper and earthy tones, but I just did not get that at all. The after taste leaves a creamy yet spice taste that is matched well with a Belgium beer or blonde ale.
This medium bodied cigar would also pair nicely with some sour mash whiskey, an Old Fashion or a flavor filled bourbon like a Penny Packer, Booker’s or 1792 Ridgemont Reserve. Now to be completely honest I did not go into smoking this cigar with an open mind, which is usually a bad thing. I knew that it was a creation of Don Pepin Garcia. If you do not know who he is let me tell you. Pepin Garcia is responsible for creating some of the best smokes of the 21st century. Some of his marks of fame include but are not limited to Rey Miguel, Tatuaje, Padilla, San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba, Ashton, 5 Vegas, Casa Royale, Troya, El Centurion and the list goes on and on. These cigars have become some of the most influential on the market today.When you talk about Pepin you can not forget in my opinion his best, the Don Pepin Garcia Black edition and the Don Pepin Garcia Blue edition. Two amazing smokes that are perfect for any occasion.
So, that is how I knew it would mostly likely be good. Pepin is a top of the line craftsman in his art and only knows how to make amazing cigars. The Tatuaje Havana VI is a top shelf, reasonably priced, medium body Nicaraguan cigar that is perfect for both the beginning smoker and experienced cigar aficionado. Find it, buy it, try it. You will most likely love it.