Cigar Aficionado

Tatuaje Cabinet Noellas
Noellas
91
points
U.S.A.
U.S.A.
42 42
Tasting Note
A dark corona with near-perfect combustion. It starts out sweet and cedary on the palate before showing coconut and leather flavors. Medium to full bodied.
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 5 1/8"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2011
Price $8.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 91

Tatuaje began in Miami in 2003 as a small operation in Miami's Little Havana section. Over time, the small brand, made by José "Pepin" Garcia, gained a very loyal cult following. Today, most of Tatuaje's production has moved to Nicaragua and his cigars have gone well beyond mere cult status. But brand owner Pete Johnson has kept his core line in Miami. Now known as "Brown Label" among fans, the original sizes are produced in a small factory situated behind the My Father Cigars headquarters in Doral, Florida. It's a quaint little space with a few rolling tables dedicated to making small quantities of Brown Label cigars. The Cabinet Noellas are presented in a slide-lid cabinet, highly aromatic and dense with leather, spice and cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 10, 2017 | Score: 92

A small cigar draped in an oily, light-brown cover leaf. Each puff is loaded with dense, creamy smoke redolent of leather, spice and a touch of cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 92

Rich in color, with a perfect cap, this little cigar is a flavor bomb. It has sweet wood, leather, cocoa and coffee notes. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2005 | Score: 88

Dark and veiny, with good oils to the wrapper. The cigar burns and draws well, with the flavors of coffee beans and a very woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 13, 2004 | Score: 89

This shiny, oily corona is gorgeous. It has an inconsistent draw and a fine burn. After a metallic start, flavors settle in nicely, including nuts and charred wood. The finish is slightly tart, with a note of wet leather.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale