While the filler and binder tobacco is still all Nicaraguan, the wrapper was once Nicaraguan Corojo Ligero, but is now Ecuadorian Habano. The cigar comes in a single vitola, a large torpedo vitola, and measures 6 3/4" with a 48 ring gauge. Now other bloggers have said the cigar measures 7" with a 49 ring gauge, and I would agree because I measured, but the first measurements given are the specified length and ring gauge on Tatuaje Cigars website. It's really great to see a cigar with a tapered head, and be a Churchill in size. The concept of a Churchill Torpedo is very cool to me, and if you like big cigars with a tapered head, then this cigar is right up your alley. The cigar is rolled impeccably, and has a beautiful tapered head. It is a very firm cigar, and there are definitely some veins present throughout. Like most Cojonus, it has a dark chocolate brown wrapper, Colorado Maduro in coloring. The cigar possess aromas of cocoa, rich earth, spices, nuts, coffee and leather, and it is really offering the aroma and flavor profile I enjoy in a cigar.
|Nice dark wrapper from Ecuador|
When I get into the second third of the cigar the strength has increased, and it has been gradually increasing with every puff of the cigar. I am not getting a lot of cocoa, spice and rich earth flavors, and it has a nice toast, nutty, wood and coffee finish. It is almost as if I am drinking a spicy cafe mocha. You get that spicy and sweet note first off, and then you get this nice coffee finish. Definitely flavorful, right now this cigar is my favorite of the Cojonus. I am still getting a solid burn line halfway through the cigar, and this cigar is constructed the best of all the Cojonus I have had. It is not burning too warm, very cool, but also very flavorful. Really a great cigar so far, I am loving the strength in crease, and it is slightly above medium full at this point.
|Great tapered head|
When all is said in done, this is an amazing cigar. Most likely my favorite of the Cojonus, and that is because of everything this cigar has to offer. I love the cigar vitola as a whole, I love the flavor profile, I love the strength, and overall this cigar was constructed the best of the three. I know some are a big fan of the Cojonu 2003 and even the Gran Cojonu, but I found those two vitolas to be either too big or too strong. This cigar was the perfect balance of all the cigars and really showed excellence. I have definitely found these cigars to have been getting with every release, and the 2009 surpasses the 2006, and gets a 95. I really could not ask for anything better than this after I smoked it, and one of my favorite Tatuaje smokes. Box-worthy!
|Torpedo + Churchill = Churchpedo... no Torphill... no Churpedo!|