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Tatuaje Unicos (Brown Label)

November 8, 2009

Stemming from the famed Tatuaje La Seleccion de Cazador, or Cabinet Selection, comes the delicious Unicos. A full-bodied 6 1/8 x 52 Corojo wrapped Nicraguan vitolas. Rolled in Miami, FL by master rollers, this rich leathery cigar is sure to please.

Rather handsome in appearance, the Unicos displays a tapestry of veins throughout the wrapper, while standing confident in all it’s pre-light glory. A distinct aroma of woody-leather greats your nose, and invites you to clip and light.

Generally I don’t prefer the torpedo style vitolas, but it seemed fitting for this particular cigar. The draw was wide enough to make for an enjoyable smoking experience (however, I tend to be a wet smoker and eventually the head became somewhat gummed up).  This did cause the flavor profile to move from a slightly sweet hazelnut flavor to more of an earthly, woody flavor from the mid-point to the end.

I’ve come to really enjoy the first draw of this cigar, as you taste buds are met with a barrage of white pepper spice, that lingers long in the back of your throat. Be forewarned, the Unicos puts forth a huge amount of heavy white smoke that likes to hang low in the air. Also, a distinct element of this quality cigar is its tight grey ash. Producing a relatively even burn; it does well to correct itself easily enough.

While this wasn’t my first ever go around with the Tatuaje Unicos, I was reminded by the end of the subtle punch it likes to pack. A slight buzz at the end not withstanding, I would enjoy this cigar time and time again. My advice however, be sure to eat a hearty meal ahead of time, and you should be just fine.

Personal rating: 8 (10 pt. scale)

Happy Smoking,
~R. Harrison Malone

4 Comments leave one →
  1. baronvonburnleaf permalink
    November 8, 2009 1:24 PM

    R. Harrison –
    Great review. I actually smoked one of these fantastics stioks the other day too. I especially liked the prelight look of this particular cigar from Tatuaje, really a beautiful cigar to look at. I read a another review on this cigar that said they had a taste of hickory. I actually didn’t taste this, but the taste I would add to your review could only be described as a sweet grass taste. I also thought there was a nice nutty taste, which gave it the meatiness you described above.

    Ditto on the “Gumminess” due to moisture, this cigar was definitely a “wet” cigar for me. And certainly the shape didn’t help.

    At 2/3rd point the strength of this cigar had really caught up to me. This cigar started as a solid medium strength, but at the end it was definitely full bodied for me.

    Again, great review. Keep up the good smoke.

    der Baron

    • rhmalone permalink*
      November 9, 2009 11:49 PM

      Baron, thank you for your comment. I’d not thought of, nor picked up on hickory specifically. However, I suppose, that might account for the hint of sweet that resonated throughout the smoke. I guess I’ll have to try another and see what produces the next time around. Happy smoking!

  2. November 12, 2009 3:46 AM

    Cigar smoking is not just only a part of entertainment but sometime it becomes a part of passion among the people.

    • rhmalone permalink*
      November 12, 2009 9:51 AM

      Quite true Harry, thank you for stopping by the RG Review and for taking the time to comment.

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