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Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo LE
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: appollo

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member Adwinistrator (Ryan).  This was done as a blind review so there were no pre-concieved notions about what anyone was smoking.  The cigar provided for this round is the Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo LE.

Lomo de Cerdo means "pork loin" in Spanish, and Pete Johnson has cleverly packaged these in butcher paper, included safe handling instructions! The Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo is a limited edition cigar that is based on the Pork Tenderloin (a cigar that was originally released in 2010 as a shop exclusive to a Boston, Massachusetts retailer and gained a cult-following). Fast forward to 2023, the Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo is back with a Mexican San Andres wrapper replacing the original Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper.  Like the Pork Tenderloin, the Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo uses Nicaraguan tobacco for the binders and fillers. Its handmade in Nicaragua by My Father Cigars.

Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo LE

Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo LE
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This cigar was enjoyed with water

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This is a nice looking stick with a nice brown wrapper, pigtail,triple cap and a closed foot. The wrapper has a slightly oily feel to it. The seams are visible and there is one pretty good vein running the length of it. Nice firm pack on this with no soft spots, but what really gets my attention is the smell [WOW]. To me its a real aged rich tobacco, and it doesn't get any better that that!

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

The stick cuts nice but when I try the draw its fairly loose. The stick burns like a true champ with a salt and pepper ash that burns spot on and holds on for about a 1.5 inches. It is  a slow burner, which I'm grateful for  and the smoke output is very generous.

Construction: 26 Points of 30 Possible

The wrapper is a little rough with visible seams and a major vein running the length. but it does have a slight oily feel to it. The draw starts off loose but as the stick progresses it get substantially better. Near the end of the stick I do get a little wrapper problems near the triple cap but it doesn't cause me any problems.

Flavor and Aroma: 43 Points of 45 Possible

Now the fun part.

First Third - With great anticipation I fire it up, as stated the draw is loose and I wonder if its because of the closed foot. Get a few puffs in, the smoke volume is good and getting some spice and pepper on the retro with a little tobacco. As I get into the next five minutes now I'm getting cedar and lots of it, my favorite. The finish is short and at this time its the low end of medium for strength. As I'm smoking the changes in this stick are constant its almost a new experience every time I take a draw. I am really enjoying this and can't wait to smoke the rest of it. Smoking time on this third is 25 min.

Second Third - With great anticipation I start .The spice and pepper die down some here but I get a little creamy cedar with cedar being the main flavour, again right in my sweet spot. The draw is much better now and the smoke is still blasting away. At this time I have to say this is one smooth stick. As I get about 10 minutes into this third, I get a licorice hit only for a couple minutes, but its a real nice surprise. There are still a lot of changes going on which make it a very enjoyable smoke. This third lasts about 20 min.

Final Third - This starts out sadly knowing that this stick is going to come to an end. At this time the spice and pepper pick up on the retro with still that creamy cedar and now I'm getting some nutmeg. The cedar is still the main flavour but I must say it is now richer. The strength at this time might be in the middle of the road medium with still not a lot of finish. The draw is good and the smoke output is still good. It did require a small touchup after the ash fell off. I smoked it until I have about a inch left and butt it out with much sadness. This third also lasts 20 min.


I would like to thank Ryan for including me in the review .This was one fine smoke. In fact its one of the best ones I've had in quite awhile. It had constant changes and was very far from boring. It was smooth to the end and never went out. In the blind review it tastes like another Casdaqli stick if my memory is correct, and I really enjoyed it as well.  

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