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Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu No. 2 (Exclusivo Zona del Este)

23 Jan 2008

Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu No. 2 (Exclusivo Zona del Este)

This is a smoke to make you believe we’re truly enjoying a Golden Age of Cigars. From the gorgeous Cafe Rosado Oscuro wrapper to the ligero added to the Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler, this is an extraordinary cigar.

I got five in a sampler pack several weeks ago and decided on a pleasant afternoon last week that I had waited long enough to smoke one. I would be hard pressed to point to any physical aspect of the cigar that’s lacking. The cap is expertly applied, cutting evenly and easily. There are no soft or hard spots from top to bottom, no problem with the burn or ash.

But it is in the smooth flavors that this five and 1/2 inch beauty from Pete Johnson really shines. For the first quarter of an inch or so, there’s a nice pepper spice. That’s soon complemented by a little sweetness. At midway, the spice is gone and there’s leather, warm tobacco, and just a floral hint. As you move down from there, the cigar develops a little zip and the pepper and spice lightly return.

The truth is this blend takes complexity to near perfection. I understand this Havana VI Verocu No. 2 and its West Coast sibling are limited production cigars. That’s a shame. At $10 a stick, it’s one I would happily smoke as often as I could, though the $500 price tag on a cabinet of 50 is a bit rich for my blood.

I rate this one an instant classic and award it the full five out of five stogies.

[To read more cigar reviews, please click here.]

George E

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23 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu No. 2 (Exclusivo Zona del Este)”

  1. furious Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 3:31 am #

    My mouth is watering at your description, George. Have you tried the RC (Retro Cuban) vitolas from Tatuaje?? I have heard great things about these sticks also.

  2. Sam Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:40 am #

    I agree with you George- I have had two of these great smokes and have been blown away both times. Definitely my favorite brand and you can't ebat the price.

  3. George E. Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Furious – I haven't tried the RCs yet, but, like you, I have read and heard they are excellent. They're on my "to try" list. Tatuaje certainly makes some excellent cigars.

  4. Cadfael Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    Great review!

    Do you have a spot where one can read how many other sticks have been rated 5 out of 5?

  5. George E. Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    If you click on Stogie Reviews Archive (look on the left side of the screen at the top of the page), you'll find an alphabetical listing of all the cigars that have been reviewed. Beside each is a display of its rating, so you can pretty easily scroll down and look for those that got 5 stogies.

  6. Solid Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    Wait till you try the "Lado Occidental" West Coast blend which is even better!!!!!!!

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  9. Николай Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 12:57 am #

    Информация интересная. Спасибо. Хотелось бы только апдейтов почаще

  10. Anonymous Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    Только вчера на эту тему думал, так что пост как нельзя в тему!

  11. Anonymous Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Даа… Ну у вас либо талант писать, или это скопипастено откуда-то! 🙂

  12. Руслан Гаврилов Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    Я подписался на РСС ленту, но посты почему-то в виде каких-то квадратиков 🙁 Как это исправить?

  13. Anonymous Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Просто отлично! Нет ну правда, просто слов нету! 🙂

  14. Василий Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Большое спасибо автору за интересную статью 😉

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