#3 Tatuaje Anarchy

The 2011 Cigar of the Year Countdown has reached the spots for the podium.  These are the top three cigars for 2011 and represent the most epic of all cigar encounters.   For the first spot on the podium comes the third entry in the Top 30 Tatuaje Cigars, the seventh blend in the Top 30 by the Garcia family, and the second entry of Smoke Inn’s Microblend series

Coming in at #3 is the Tatuaje Anarchy.   Right off the bat, you might say that this was a 2010 cigar.  Remember, the cigar year goes approximately from Thanksgiving 2010 through Thanksgiving 2011 for the purposes of this countdown.  This cigar pretty much came out on the borderline, but so I am including it for the purposes of this countdown.   While this cigar was released 2010, it made its impact in 2011.

The Tatuaje Anarchy is a cigar that is only available from Smoke Inn in Florida.  It was the first release of Smoke Inn’s “Microblend Series”. The intent of the Microblend Series is to a produce a limited run of retail exclusive cigars made by some of the biggest manufacturers.  In this case, Smoke Inn owner Abe Dababneh teamed up with the Pete Johnson of Tatuaje  for this exclusive blend.  Normally, I’m skeptical about including a retail exclusive cigar in a “Cigar of the Year” countdown, but Dababneh and Smoke Inn have sold these over the internet – so it has been readily available for cigar enthusiasts.

The Tatuaje Anarchy has a highly complex flavor profile.  It features notes of trademark Pepin pepper, roasted coffee, molasses, leather, cream, and cane sugar.  Overall the flavors are full-bodied, and the strength starts out medium to full and graduates to full.  Normally I am not a fan of perfectos because I think they often are a challenge to burn, but the Anarchy burns like a champ each and every time.  In addition, it has one of the best draws on a perfecto I ever had.

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Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

The Tatuaje Anarchy is a perfecto that is 6 1/8 x 48-52.

Note: There will be a break in the countdown on December 30, 2011 and on December 31st, the #1 and #2 cigars will be announced.