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Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Series P2 Robusto

3 Aug 2009

These days everyone is looking for a value, and one way to find more affordable cigars is to look for ones with mixed filler.  The theory is, because they use the otherwise unusable clippings of premium cigars, you get the top level tobacco in a value price.

Tatuaje Series PIf ever there were a cigar to test that theory it would be the Tatuaje Series P, which combines one of the top names in premium, boutique smokes with mixed filler theory. According to reports, the Series P uses the same filler as Tatuaje’s medium-bodied Havana VI line (we’ve reviewed the Verocu No. 1 and No. 2 vitolas) , but at less than half the price—around $3.75 each.

Like all Seris Ps, the Robusto (5 x 50) is a Nicaraguan puro. While the wrapper is similar to the Havana VI line, it is a little more rustic with some water spots and more veins.

Not surprisingly, because it’s a mixed filler smoke (60% medium-filler and 40% long-filler, to be exact) this cigar is softer and more spongy than what you’re use to from Tatuaje.  That manifests itself later with an overly easy, airy draw and an unstable ash.

While the construction is a predictable step down from the Havana VI line, the drop-off was far less pronounced when it came to taste.  Medium-bodied earth and nut flavors combine to produce an enjoyable, if not all that complex, blend.

Everyone will have to make their own decision when it comes to trading the lower price point for lesser construction and complexity, but it isn’t hard to see why this is a popular smoke. After all, how else can you get a box of 31 Tatuajes for under $4 per stick?

Ultimately, everyone needs to try the Series P versus the regular Havana VI line for themselves. However, when judged on it’s own merits, the Tatuaje Series P2 Robusto earns a respectable rating of three and a half stogies out of five.

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

Patrick S

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2 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Series P2 Robusto”

  1. Mike - KnightRid Monday, August 3, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    I have to say, I was not impressed by the Tat P's . I just don think they have anything to offer 🙁

    I would MUCH rather smoke an Ambos Mundos! I know, kinda backwards compared to most people I


  2. Andrew Monday, August 3, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    I have to say this is one of my go-to value sticks. Love the flavor and, for the price, am willing to suffer an unstable ash. Despite the ash, they always burn perfectly for me- no touch-ups needed.