The Longfiller company, importer of several top shelve non Cuban brands in The Netherlands, send me a few cigars to review and among them the four Tatuaje Conoju cigars. The second of the series is the Tatuaje Conoju 2006, a 5.5 inch x 52 Nicaraguan puro torpedo with a € 12.00 fixed price tag here in The Netherlands. The price is the same for the whole Conoju series, except the Grand Conoju which has a € 14.00 fixed price tag.
The Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper is dark, smooth and silky with just a few minor veins. The construction feels good and the cigar has a nice barnyard aroma, much more aroma then the conoju 2003. The wrapper looks nicer too. The predraw is fine and releases lots of pepper.
I get coffee, full and strong, almost espresso like with a hint of pepper in the back of the throat. After half an inch I can also taste some leather. Far away on the background there’s an aftertaste that reminds me of dark chocolate.
Halfway the leather disappears and I taste coffee with some herbs with a very nice chocolate aftertaste. These flavors stay with me until I burn my fingers on the nub.
I got a lot, and I mean a lot, of thick white smoke from this cigar, I had my window open and I think my neighbors thought I elected a new pope, that’s how much smoke it produced. The ash is quite firm and pepper & salt colored. The burn and draw are good. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored. It lasted me for 90 minutes, but I wouldn’t have mind if it lasted twice as long.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, this is a keeper!
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10