As we reported a few weeks ago, there will be two blends to the Tatuaje Avion 13 release. Currently, Tatuaje authorized retailers are receiving that shipments of one of two Tatuaje Avion 13 releases the Tatuaje Avion 13 FF.
The Avion series is a series of annual limited edition vitolas that originally used the Tatuaje Fausto blend. The Avion 11 was released in 2011 with a box-pressed perfecto. This was followed up in 2011 by a smaller box-pressed perfecto for the Avion 12.
During production of the Avion 13, Tatuaje owner Pete Johnson made a decision to change the usual Habano Ecuador wrapper to a Connecticut Broadleaf. At the time there was already some production that was done on the Habano Ecuador version. Johnson made a decision to package up the Tatuaje Avion 13 Habanos as a limited release and make it available. This is being dubbed the Tatuaje Avion 13 FF.
The Tatuaje Avion 13 FF will be packaged in cellophane wrapped bundles. The band will be the Tatuaje Limited Band similar to what was seen on the Tatuaje Mexican Experiment.
The Avion 13 Broadleaf version will be released at a later date. That version will mark a new blend in the Avion line
At a glance, here is a summary of the Tatuaje Avion 13.
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan including Jalapa/Esteli Ligero
The Avion 13 marks the longest version of the Avion to date. It does not have the tapering along the whole body and is more of a classic perfecto.
Avion 13 – Perfecto: 6 7/8 x 52
Avion 12 – Perfecto Grande: 5 5/8 X 52
Avion 11 – Perfecto Grande: 6 3/4 x 52
For reference purposes, we list all of the Fausto Blends:
FT114 – Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 52
FT127 – Robusto: 5 x 54
FT140 – Robusto Extra: 5 1/2 x 52
FT153 – Toro: 6 x 50
FT166 – Short Churchill: 6 1/2 x 48