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Tatuaje 7th Reserva ~ July 24, 2012

"Tatuaje" - Spanish for tattoo.

The Tatuaje 7th Reserva is brought to you by Pete "Tattoo" Johnson at Tatuaje cigars. The classic (brown) line from Tatuaje, which includes the Reserva, is a blend by Don Pepin and shows the classic flavors of Pepin cigars.

At first glance, the 7th Reserva is beautifully constructed with a medium dark wrapper in a corona gorda size and a reasonable $11.50 price tag.

This cigar starts out with medium-full strength upon lighting. Notes of black pepper create a lightly spicy and tons of rich, heavy flavors. About halfway through the cigar, the spicy flavor smoothes out making this smoke complex and tasty. The finish is strong and some of the spiciness picks back up in the last inch of the cigar.

The 7th Reserva is a great cigar after eating a filling dinner, maybe with a little Cigar Box wine. It can also be enjoying while taking a walk or kicking back in the lazy boy recliner.

Smoking time is right about 45 minutes so I don't think there is a bad time to smoke this cigar.

For fans of the Don Pepin or My Father and other Tatuaje cigars, the 7th Reserva is a definite favorite.

Drew approved - 93/100