While the Tatuaje Fausto series has been on the radar of a lot of cigar and specificaly Tatuaje enthusiasts, there is one other blend that has caught the attention of many – the all-Connecticut Broadleaf Tatauje La Casita Criolla.

La Casita Criolla translates from Spanish to English “The Little Native House”.   A lot of information has been made available already on this because this is basically what you would term a “American Puro” or “Connecticut Broadleaf Puro”.    I’m not sure if I have seen another major or boutique produce such a blend.   Still Tatuaje and Pete Johnson must get a lot of credit for breaking some new ground in innovation here.   It will be interesting to see how other manufacturers respond to this one with similar creations

Tatuaje La Casita Criolla – Post IPCPR Photo

Blend Profile

Since this is a Connecticut Broadleaf puro, this is Connecticut Broadleaf through and through.  The wrapper appears a little lighter than most Connecticut Broadleafs that are available.

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticu Broadleaf
Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf

Vitolas Available

The cigar will be available in 3 vitolas and sold in boxes of 25:

HCB (Corona): 5 1/8 x 42
HCBC (Corona Gorda): 5 5/8 x 46
HCBF (Short Churchill): 6 1/2 x 48

I look forward to firing one of these up real soon and see how the innovation translates to taste.  I’ve been told these are medium in strength.

Update 8/14/2011:  Here is my formal assessment/review of the La Casita Criolla.