Tatuaje PCA 2023 Exclusive: A Robust Smoke for Discerning Palates

Tatuaje PCA 2023 Exclusive: A Robust Smoke for Discerning Palates

The Tatuaje PCA 2023 Exclusive, a limited-edition cigar crafted for the 2023 Premium Cigar Association convention, caters to experienced cigar smokers seeking a complex and flavorful experience. This review explores the cigar’s construction, aroma, flavor profile, and overall smoking characteristics.

Construction and Appearance:

The Tatuaje PCA 2023 sports a 6 3/8″ x 54 ring gauge format, presenting as a well-packed Toro with a rustic elegance. The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper boasts a smooth, oily texture and a rich, Colorado maduro color. Upon inspection, the cigar feels firm without being overly tight, promising a good draw.


Pre-light, the Tatuaje PCA 2023 entices with a potent aroma profile. Earthy notes take center stage, intertwined with hints of coffee, black pepper, and a touch of barnyard funk. The aroma is full-bodied and suggests a robust smoking experience.

Flavor Profile:

The first puff ushers in a medium-full bodied smoke with a surprisingly smooth draw. The initial flavors are dominated by a strong coffee presence, accompanied by hints of spice and leather. As the cigar progresses, the coffee notes evolve, revealing a touch of cocoa and a subtle sweetness. The black pepper spice remains present, adding a pleasant complexity without overwhelming the palate.

The second third introduces a deeper earthiness alongside the coffee and cocoa. Hints of cedar emerge, adding a touch of woodiness to the profile. The spice becomes slightly more pronounced, offering a pleasant warmth on the retrohale.

The final third delivers a crescendo of flavor. The coffee notes intensify, merging with the earthiness and a touch of leather. The spice remains present but integrates seamlessly with the other elements. The burn is consistent throughout, producing a generous amount of smoke with each draw.

Overall Experience:

The Tatuaje PCA 2023 stands as a robust and flavorful smoke crafted for experienced palates. The well-aged Nicaraguan filler and the unique Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper combine to deliver a complex and satisfying experience. The medium-full bodied profile offers a powerful smoke, while the nuanced flavor notes provide a delightful journey for the seasoned cigar aficionado.

Additional Considerations:

  • Strength: The Tatuaje PCA 2023 falls firmly within the medium-full strength category.
  • Smoke Time: Expect a smoking time of approximately 1.5-2 hours, depending on your smoking pace.
  • Value: Given its limited-edition nature and the quality of the smoke, the price point around $15 per cigar reflects a fair value for experienced enthusiasts seeking a unique smoking experience.
  • Availability: Being a limited-edition release, the Tatuaje PCA 2023 might be challenging to find outside of specialty cigar shops. However, it is my personal belief that this cigar should be in every cigar aficionado.
  • Limited Edition: With only 2,500 boxes produced, the Tatuaje PCA 2023 is a sought-after cigar for collectors and enthusiasts.
  • Ecuadorian Sumatra Wrapper: This wrapper leaf is known for its bold and spicy notes, contributing significantly to the cigar’s robust profile.

Tatuaje PCA 2023 Exclusive

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Savor the moment, Mute life and Embrace the richness of the smoke.” ~ Sarge 03/16/2024

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