Mmmm, was this a tasty smoke! Hints of wood, sweetness, and great flavors that you’d expect from a Tatuaje. It burned great, and was a treat to smoke. This is why people should love Tatuaje. Box worthy.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Criollo ’98 Nicaragua
Length: 5 5/8″
Jar Count: 19
Bundle Count: 25
The Tatuaje Private Reserve (Black Label) became Pete Johnson’s private blend, which made it so hard to get that he himself had to hand ye one. That was until news came of them being available to the public in ceramic jars. Before sending out the jars, selected Tatuaje vendors got bundles of 25 cigars per bundle as a teaser for the customers in November, 2007. Then, in early 2008, the ceramic jars were released with 19 cigars each. After this, Pete continued to release small batches of the Tat Black, until some retailers begun to set the cigars apart, auction them, thus, making it impossible for most people to get their hands on the cigars, which led to Pete deciding it would be better to cease this and return to Tat Black production for his own smoking (just like before Nov, 2007), although a new vitola: Tatuaje Black Label Robusto (in 3 finger packs) was released and is sold at special Tatuaje events at B&Ms, as well as gifted in those events when one buys a box.
Even though the Black Label’s blend remains a secret; it is known to be a Nicaraguan tobacco blend. The regular Tatuaje Private Reserve is constructed with a characteristic nipple head (similar to a pig-tail cap) and a shag foot made with a long wrapper folded to cover the foot.