Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

The newest line extension from the stables of Pete Johnson and Tatuaje Cigars is the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial. This adds to the 7th line that also consists of the 7th (Ecuadorian Habano) and the 7th Reserva (Connecticut Broadleaf). Same binder and filler as the other two with the 7th Capa Especial sporting a rosado-ish Sumatra wrapper. A pretty interesting activity that I would encourage trying is to compare and contrast the 7th by smoking each wrapper. Its definitely eye opening to see just how much difference the wrapper makes. I’ve been a fan of the 7th Reserva as one of the best cigars to be released at last year’s IPCPR and I’ve been pretty vocal with how much I’m not a fan of the Ecuadorian Habano 7th. So where does the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial rank with me? If you have memorized every edition of Week in Smoke you already know…

Video runs under 10 minutes and while the cigar blogosphere has been quick to adorn the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial with all kinds of accolades. I have news for you. They are all wrong…I kid I kid. I’ll say I politely disagree with my cigar blogger colleagues. I didn’t get it. Nothing about the 7th Capa Especial stood out to me. For $9 I’m looking for some wow factor and didn’t get any. Solid medium-full body with a sweet, peppery, nutty flavor profile with a chewy texture. Decent flavor profile and love the Corona Gorda size but where is the wow? The Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial is missing that something extra to put it over the top. Something to set itself a part on a crowded humidor shelf.