Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas EstelíCigar Info

Back before Tatuaje made all their cigars at My Father Cigars S.A., a handful were made elsewhere. Back until 2007, the Nuevitas line was made at Tabacalera Tropical in , now TABSA where Aganorsa Leaf is made. The original line included the Nuevitas and Nuevitas Jibaro, both of which brought back this year at . Now the cigars are made at My Father Cigars S.A.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

The The Nuevitas Estelí measures 5 x 52 and is priced at $8.50 per cigar. While the Jibaro No.1 measures 5 x 54 and retails for $9, while Jibaro No.2 is 6 x 52 and priced at $9.50. The Jibaro’s are said to be the stronger of the line and the Estelí more refined. Nuevitas Estelí comes in 25-count boxes but Jibaro sizes come in box counts of 50. The Jibaros have a shaggy foot opposite color bands. All of the cigars are Nicaraguan puros with a 99 wrapper.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan 99
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Number of reviewers: 5 () (irratebass) (Bostoneo) () (ExpendableYouth)
Price: $8.50
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: July 2018
Contributed by: Tatuaje Cigars

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas EstelíInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“A nice firm robusto. Extremely oily medium brown wrapper that is mostly smooth with the exception of some prominent veins.” – (Bostoneo)

Aroma: 91

“Fermented milk chocolate going on here. Much funkier at the foot than along the body. ” – ()

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First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Right away i’m greeted with sweet & creamy goodness. Coffee coats my palate, and on the retro I get a bit of white pepper with some baking spices. Strength is right at a medium, and I am really enjoying this. ” – (irratebass)

“A very nice profile is produced, has a nice jalapeno spice on the front end and a very meaty wood and char. Room note is a soft wood as well. Medium in strength.” – ()

Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium

Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

“The second third has a small build up of pepper that is really rounding out the profile. There is still charred oak and earthiness, but there is a slight sweetness in the background with a leathery finish. The retrohale has the same white pepper but there is now a mineral note that is fighting for dominance. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

“Fruity spice, mulled fruit punch if that’s a thing, is the primary flavor going on here and throughout the remainder of this third. ” – (Bostoneo)

Final Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Still having a great experience here. Semi sweet chocolate begins making an appearance wood still being the main attraction.

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

I didn’t want to put the cigar down but it started burning my fingers. Great job.  Buy a box” – ()

“The final-third has a strong black pepper, charred oak, toasted nut, and earthiness. The final progression in this third has really elevated this cigar in terms of profile and flavor which is a really nice surprise based on the mildness of the first-third. The retrohale has a clean mineral, woodiness, and subtle sweetness to it rounding out the smoke nicely. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 94

“Perfect draw from start to finish. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

Burn: 97

“Razor sharp. ” – (Bostoneo)

Construction: 94

“Very attractive cigar, and really well constructed. ” – ()

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 91

“The experience was a great one the cigar had a couple draw back construction wise, but it didn’t negatively effect the experience enough to warrant a bad review. I would buy a 10 pack and go from there” – ()

“I really liked this cigar. It performed beautifully, it gave me lots of sweet chocolate flavors with a bit of white pepper and some baking spices. It never got above a medium in strength, and I even caught myself a few times looking at the cigar and saying out loud “Wow this is good.” Would definitely smoke more, if not purchase a box. ” – (irratebass)

“Overall, this was a very straight forward stick that was decently flavored. Nothing really wowed me, however it did have a consistent flavor profile, excellent construction, burn and draw. If this is priced right I’d recommend it for a blind buy of a few sticks myself. ” – (Bostoneo)

“Great looking smoke that ended up being a real chore to smoke. Basically really raw, sour, and unpleasant from start to finish. I stuck with it for a full hour. I’m not sure why. ” – ()

“The cigar had a lot of transitions at each third that kept me interested throughout the entire experience. The core notes of charred oak and earthiness was a constant throughout but the introduction of toasted nuts and varying degrees of pepper really made this cigar. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 64

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

Overall Score – 92 – Great

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 91% 91%
  • Final Third 91% 91%
  • Draw 94% 94%
  • Burn 97% 97%
  • Construction 94% 94%
  • Overall Experience 91% 91%