Today I'm smoking the Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda. This is the 17th vitola in this line, released in 2013, and rolled at My Fathers S.A. utilizing a Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo Esteli wrapper, and Nicaraguan filler/binder.
This cigar is 5 5/8 x 46 and production was limited to 500 bundles of 19 cigars and 10,000 jars of 19 cigars.
To the eye this cigar is a rich, leathery brown, and has a nice oily wrapper, that sports some veins. The pre-light flavors again reference leather with sweet overtones. The cold draw offers just the right amount of resistance.
The first third begins with a heavy dose of leather with sweet cocoa notes and a touch of pepper. As the cigar burns the smoke develops a silky, creamy quality.
The second third introduces a citrus quality that rides atop the leather that still predominates, and nuts and cedar begin to reveal themselves.
Around the halfway point the burn gets a bit uneven and relight is required.
The final third brings an uptick of cocoa and woody cedar notes, but the leather prevails to the end.
This is rich, complex and smooth cigar. Construction and draw are top-notch. If you find one of these beauties, snatch it up.
As always long ashes.