Tatuaje T110 2021
Woah, high of 80 degrees in El Paso? AUTUMN IS UPON US! I hope at least. Taking full advantage of the great weather I am heading out back with a Tatuaje T110 and a bottle of Bottle Logic’s Jam the Radar imperial stout.
The Good Stuff:
Originally released as a store exclusive for R. Field Wine Co. in Honolulu, Tatuaje has brought one of their most highly taught cigars back to marketing. While this isn’t a store exclusive, the 2021 version is still a highly limited run at only 1,000 boxes released. Created at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Nicaragua the Tatuaje T110 features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The cigar comes packaged in boxes of 25 running $10 per cigar. These sold out in record time. I was able to score a handful of these from our friends over at New Havana Cigars.
- Size: 4 3/8 x 52
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Body: Full
- Strength: Full
- Price: $10
- Pairing: Bottle Logic Jam the Radar (Imperial Stout 14.56% ABV)
The Tatuaje T110 starts out with a rustic looking wrapper scattered with splotches of dark brown, orange, and light brown. The wrapper’s texture is slightly toothy and insanely oily. The wrapper feels very dense and hard while the cigar as a whole is nicely packed and very heavy especially considering the cigar’s size. The T110 showcases some small veining as well as some nice webbing in the tobacco leaf as the cigar’s short body leads up to it round, triple-wrapped cap. The cigar is then polished off with the updated version of the iconic T110 label which displays the new Tatuaje crest in the front along with the classic red, white, green and blue rings.
The wrapper on the Tatuaje T110 gives off some great sweetness, brown sugar, and cedar aromas while the foot of the cigar carries a ton of spice over some nice earthiness. The cold draw gives off some nice oak, leather, and spice flavors.
The Tatuaje T110 starts out with a huge blast of cayenne pepper that left my tongue and lips screaming for a second. Shortly after the first few draws the pepper faded allowing the cigar to showcase some great cedar, leather, spice, and almond over some more earthy, grassy, mossy notes. The result is a pretty complex start which is exactly what I remember from the OG T110. The draw is great allowing a very thick cloud of gray smoke to be released with each puff while the cigar releases almost no stationary smoke while it rests in my ashtray. The draw line is pretty wavy with one larger wave that has a mind of its own. I smoked through a handful of these and had minor burn issues with a few of them, but nothing that really impacted the experience and in all cases corrected itself. The ash left behind is tightly compacted and a very consistent medium gray color holding on for about 3/4 of a inch before falling into my ashtray with a thud.
The Tatuaje T110 is still piling on the flavor as the cigar leads with spice, cedar, almond, and leather backed by some light pilonciilo, earthiness and an interested raspberry note keeps popping in and out of the experience. The retrohale brings out some of the pepper I picked up at the start and a ton of spice which holds me back from doing it too often. The burnline has completed corrected itself without any help form my torch I expected and the draw is perfect. It took me a little over an hour to smoke this down to the nub and I experienced no harshness, nor any extended heat. I close out the cigar with a crazy little nicotine kick.
That Tatuaje 110 is everything I remember it being. A complex cigar that will kick your butt if you aren’t ready for it. The flavor profile was great, the burn was awesome after the slight stumble at the start, and the price is on point. If only these weren’t so limited. If for some reason you happen to stumble across any, buy them. All of them. You won’t regret it.
Jam the Radar is a 14.56% ABV bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout brewed with cacao nibs and raspberry by Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, California. The beer leads with heaps of natural raspberry, milk chocolate, light bourbon and roasted malt with an extremely heavy and sticky mouthfeel with more raspberry and chocolate. Its not the most complex beer, but it sure is fantastic. The chocolate and raspberry pair perfectly with with T110 especially with that raspberry flavor I picked up in the second third.