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Tatuaje Anarchy (Original Release 2010) Review

Presmoke thoughts:

I have high expectations for this original release Tatuaje Anarchy from 2010. I’m an everyday fan of Tatuaje cigars across the board, and this cigar is known to be good. Only having been released in small quantities for one shop in 2010, it’s easily one of the rarest cigars I possess.  This is the original and, as far as I know, only release of the Anarchy, and it’s the only Anarchy I have. Tatuaje followed up a few years after the original with the similarly named “Tatuaje Anarchy Apocalypse”, a similar cigar with slightly different dimensions and a reversed band color scheme.

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Construction:

This Tatuaje Anarchy is beautiful. The pigtail is cartoon-like in its proportions, appearing as though it may be wider in diameter than the cigar itself. The wrapper is a beautiful dark, espresso colored wrapper, peppered with a maze of veins so low-profile that I can see them but not feel them.  At the foot it tapers down slightly to a diameter I would ballpark as being in the mid-upper 40s, down slightly from the rest of it likely being just above 50. The band on this original release is black with a red anarchy logo, and contains “Tatuaje” in an embossed font, flanking each side of the red logo. The band is very smooth, and I would guess at one point quite oily. It looks like it’s not as shiny as it likely once was, but it’s still quite beautiful.

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Prelight:

This thing smells delicious. Mostly earthy, but a strong cocoa smell at the foot. The cold draw — after a very nervous cutting of the pigtail top — is more of a dark chocolate taste. Think a bar of 90% Lindt dark chocolate. There’s a hint of sweetness. I’m planning on pairing this with water right now, but I have a feeling coffee will go well so I am heating up some water as a precaution.

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Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013 Review

Presmoke thoughts:

I bought a jar of these Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gordas in March, and they’ve been sitting in the coolerdor since. I smoked one right after getting the jar, but realized it was more complex than I could appreciate at the time as I smoked it while running around. The 2013 edition of these come in a plastic-like jar, not the porcelain beauty of the 2007s. This jar is still very nice, and I’m happy with it. Apparently they sell these at the same rate whether you buy them in a jar or just a loose bundle, so I think getting the jar for “free” is pretty awesome. For a greater break down of the jars, the Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gordas, and their history, check the HalfWheel link I have in the Stats section below. It’s a good read.

The whole Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda

 

Construction:

The simple band on the Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda shows their logo, which I like.

This isn’t a perfect looking cigar. It’s a little bumpy, it feels harder at the foot and head than the middle, and the color — while totally subjective — isn’t my personal shade of preference. All that said, I love the simple band, the closed foot, and the nub head.

The nubby top of the Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda

 

Prelight:

The Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda cigar has a strangely pleasant musky hay smell. I also pick up notes of a dark chocolate or cocoa smell as well.

The cold draw gives me a dark fruity sweetness. Blackberries. It’s a rich sweetness, totally lacking pepper — which surprises me given that Tats are known for their common pepper profile.

The closed foot on the Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda

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