Trocadero cigars are out of Pete Johnson's (of Tatuaje) new company L'Atelier Imports. L'Atelier cigars are already known to be high end premium cigars and has created a cult following in a very short period of time. Although this is considered to be the budget alternative this is no exception. Made with a similar blend to the L'Atlier, this cigar offers a smoother mild-medium bodied alternative with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. A premium cigar no doubt with a price no one can pass up.
Lots of time cheaper cigars are solid but not very complex; these however have some depth, the taste is buttery and nutty. Construction is very good, they re actually pre-cut straight cut , rolled not too tight or too lose, and burn evenly and smoothly. Been through several packs and they re consistent. This is about a 30 minute smoke. It would be nice if they came in a tin with a moisture packet like some other similarly sized cigars, but that s a minor gripe if you have a humidor.
The only reason for not buying this ridiculously priced large robusto is that you prefer its fuller-bodied stable-mate the El Suelo. If Famous had a column for value, my rating average 92 would have been higher.
I thought it would be an also ran. From the first puff my words were I wasn t expecting that. It was also a good looking cigar.
The nicotine smells strong from the get-go -- actually made me sneeze. The smoke has lots of nicotine and not a lot of flavor, just some dark tobacco notes. No major faults otherwise, but very basic.