Tatuaje T110 Tuxlta

Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla

Today, we take a look at the Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla. The Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla brings two limited-edition concepts together. Tuxtla is a region in Mexico and Tuxtla is an appropriate name for this series as it involves taking some of Tatuaje’s most popular cigars and replacing the wrapper with a Mexican San Andres wrapper. In the case of the Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla, it replaces the wrapper of the Tatuaje T110 cigar with a San Andres wrapper.

The following are the six Tuxtla releases.

It was back in 2009 when Tatuaje Cigars released a powerhouse of a cigar known as the Tatuaje T110. The name stands for Thermonuclear 110, with 110 being the approximate length of the cigar in mm. It was a shop exclusive to R. Field Wine & Co. in Honolulu, Hawaii. Known for its high priming blend, the T110 achieved incredible cult status. In 2011, Tatuaje Cigars’ owner Pete Johnson created a regular production blend known as Fausto. While the Tatuaje Fausto has had its share of success, the T110 blend maintained a legendary status despite not having been released in many years.

Happily, in 2021, Pete Johnson not only brought back the original Tatuaje T110 for a national release but also introduced two offshoot blends—the Tatuaje T110 Capa Especial and the Tatuaje T110 Reserva with Sumatra and Broadleaf wrappers, respectively. Another offshoot blend, the Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla, was released the following year.

The following are the T110 series:

For now, let’s turn our attention to the Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla and see what this cigar offers.

Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla – Cigar Review


Blend and Origin

In addition to the San Andres Mexican wrapper, the T110 Tuxtla features all Nicaraguan tobaccos for the binder and filler.

Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.

Vitolas Offered

The T110 Tuxtla is offered in one size – a 4 3/8 x 52 Short Robusto. The cigars were presented in 25-count boxes. In 2022, a total production was made of 4,000 boxes.


The San Andres wrapper of the Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla was a classic milk chocolate color with a slight rosado tint. The surface had a light coating of oil. In addition, there were some thin, visible veins on the wrapper.



Pre-Light Draw

Before lighting up the T110 Tuxtla, a straight cut was placed to remove the cap. Once the cap was removed, it was time to commence with the pre-light draw. The cold draw delivered a very earthy pre-light with a touch of cocoa sweetness. It wasn’t the most exciting of pre-light draws. Since the pre-light draw is not factored into the numeric score or value, there was no loss of points here. At this point, it was time to toast up the T110 Tuxtla and see what the smoking phase would have in store.

Tasting Notes

The Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla opened up with notes of cocoa, wood, herbs, and a touch of pepper. Early on, the cocoa and earth notes moved into the forefront, with the wood, pepper, and herbal notes settling in the background. As the cigar moved through the first third, the earth notes increased in intensity. Meanwhile, there was a mild red pepper note present on the retro-hale.

The second third of the T110 Tuxtla saw the earth notes get slightly richer in texture. The wood, herb, cocoa, and pepper notes remained in the background. During this stage, the pepper notes gradually increased in intensity on the tongue and the retro-hale. The cocoa notes diminished and, by the second half, had practically vanished from the flavor profile.

The final third saw the earth notes remain primary. Many herb and pepper notes didn’t make for the best combination here. While these were secondary notes, they did contribute to a slight amount of harshness. In addition, some touches of wood remained in the background. As the T110 Tuxtla came to a close, the cigar finished with a soft but cool nub.


It was a little disappointing that the T110 Tuxtla required some work on the burn. The burn line was prone to jaggedness, and there was an occasional meander, which touch-ups fixed. The resulting ash was on the firm side with a silver-gray color. As for the burn rate and burn temperature, both were ideal.

Burn of the Tatuaje T110 Tuxlta


The draw of the T110 Tuxtla performed exceptionally well. It had a touch of resistance, which I like. At the same time, this was a low-maintenance cigar from which to derive flavor.

Strength and Body

The T110 Tuxtla isn’t quite the powerhouse as the original Tatuaje T110. It started out medium-strong and medium-bodied. By the end of the first third, both attributes progressed into medium to full territory. Strength and body balanced each other nicely, with neither attribute overpowering the other.


The Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla’s banding follows what was done with the Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla and Tatuaje Avon Tuxtla. The Avion 13 Tuxtla comes in the same primary band as the original T110. It adds a secondary green band with the text “TUXTLA” in white. The green bands help identify the cigar easily as a part of the Tuxtla series.


Final Thoughts

The cigars for this assessment had about 17 months of age when they were reviewed. I had been consistently smoking these releases during this period, and I didn’t see a significant impact on the aging other than the strength and body dialed back slightly. The Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla is part of two series – the T110 series and the 2022 Tuxtla releases. Unfortunately when you are smoking through a series, something has to land on the bottom. In this case, the T110 Tuxtla was my least favorite T110 release and my least favorite of the original 2022 Tuxtla releases. It was a little too earthy for me, and I wish there were more to it. Consequently, I recommend trying a sample and seeing what you think.


Key Flavors: Earth, Wood, Herbal, Cocoa, Pepper
Burn: Good
Draw: Excellent
Complexity: Medium Minus
Strength: Medium (1st Third), Medium to Full (Remainder)
Body: Medium (1st Third), Medium to Full (Remainder)
Finish: Very Good


Value: Try a Sample
Score: 87


News: Tatuaje Tuxtla Line Coming This Spring
Price: $10.00
Source: Purchased
Brand Reference: Tatuaje

Photo Credits: Cigar Coop