Tatuaje Havana VI, Artistas (Torpedo)

Tatuaje, Havana VI

Artistas (Torpedo), 6 x 52
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano


Review date 12/1/2007
Reviewer Doc (
Overall 89.9
Review # 0644
Cigar age 1 yr. 2.1 mo.


The Tatuaje Havana VI is a cigar blended by Don Pepin Garcia and manufactured in his Tabacalera Cubana factory in Nicaragua.

The new factory in Nicaragua has allowed Tatuaje to offer a Don Pepin Manufactured cigar at a price point that is lower than the Tatuaje brown-banded flagship of the Tatuaje brand.

I extracted a cigar for today’s smoke and, as is my usual practice, I stick my nose inside the box of cigars for a good whiff. These cigars are ripe with barnyard and wet hay aromas, which make me tingle with anticipation. The aroma has been my favorite part of the cigars that I have smoked thus far. Truly pungent and satisfying.

This specimen has some strange looking bumps on an otherwise dark and oily wrapper leaf. After trimming with my Xikar Xi and lighting with my S.T. Dupont X-tend torch, I settled in for a relaxing smoke.

Predictably, the cigar started off with a blast of spicy sweetness. There is something to be said for predictablity (unless it’s predictably bad) because it represents consistency. Consistency is a good thing with respect to good flavor, aromas and construction and burn. The sweetness subsided after the first inch, but not the spiciness, which tingled in my mouth and the back of my tongue. The draw was just a tiny bit stiff and the burn line was meandering and slightly blistered.

By the halfway mark, there were notes of wood and tobacco. The cigar was spicy to the last drop and exhibited just a hint of bittersweetness in the final third.

This is a solid medium-full bodied smoke with pleasant flavors throughout.

These represent a good value and are a pleasure to experience. I will give this cigar its final review in another 6 months.



This is the third in a series of reviews on this batch of cigars. They have been resting comfortably for just over 14 months.

These cigars have been resting in their original cedar cabinet in my Aristocrat M+ cabinet humidor. The RH is set at 69% and the temperature has been varying between 69-76 degrees F.


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