The Tatuaje RC (which stands for Retro Cuban) Series is made up of three sizes and is exclusively sold outside of the US. They are sold in 10 count boxes.
• Country of Origin: Nicaragua
• Size: 52 x 108 mm (4,25″)
• Wrapper: Ecuador
• Binder: Nicaragua
• Filler: Nicaragua
• Price: €14
The wrapper is smooth to the touch and the wrapper is of a Colorado shade. Construction is excellent and the cigars are finished with a pig tail.
Tatuaje RC Series No.1: the cold draw brings notes of earth, black pepper and a hint of herbs to the palate. The opening, on the other hand, starts with intense notes walnut.
The first third reveals vegetal notes, spices and a suave and pleasant bitter flavor. Strength is slightly above medium (3.5/5).
In the second third, the smoke turns to notes of coffee beans. Earth is also present and some wood can also be perceived in the background. Strength grows to medium-full (4/5).
The last third sees the addition of balsamic herbs, mint in particular. Strength remains constant.
Overall, the Tatuaje RC Series No.1 develops a good intensity in flavors. It is well structured, but the balance is not among the best.