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Cigar Dojo – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 4

“When taking into account Tatuaje’s collection of core-line cigars, combined with their notorious penchant for regionals, limited editions, and seasonal blends, it’s surprising to find a new addition to the regular lineup that still manages to set itself apart. On the other hand, for a brand that specializes in maduro smoking experiences, moving to the other end of the spectrum with a Connecticut shade blend should do the trick. Tatuaje Négociant is a brilliant addition to the lineup, combining L’Atelier’s winemaking inspiration with Tatuaje’s old/new-world flare. The cigars provide a generous dose of white pepper kick and a fuller body (at least for a Connecticut) to execute the “modern Connecticut” style flawlessly. Besides a great balance of flavor and complexity, other praises include a near-perfect burn and overall stellar construction. My only true criticism is on the cigar’s firm draw, but even this provided enough smoke output to make this only a minor issue. Overall, Tatuaje Négociant Monopole No. 4 is quite enjoyable, but to achieve a higher score in a smoke time of only one hour, I’d need to see an unusual display of unique/inspiring flavors and complexities.” – Jordan Guttormson

7 Good
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Blind Man’s Puff – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 1

“This was a nice smooth/mild smoke that I could see reach for some more in my local B&M. It would be a great cigar to pair with coffee or as your first smoke of the day……it could even be a dessert smoke if you wanted.” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

9 Extraordinary
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Casas Fumando – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 3

“It’s not often that I find shade wrapper cigars venture into the medium/full arena and whenever I do it seems those cigars become the basis in which I compare all shade wrapped cigars on. The Tatuaje Negociant did just that. It’s bold, flavorful, and burns like a dream yet still holds onto what a true shade wrapped cigar is meant to be. Easy smoking, and rock solid. This is a cigar I could find myself going to again and again. I could easily smoke it after a cup of coffee in the early afternoon or even after a decent dinner. Another box-worthy addition to my everyday rotation. On a side note, this is very different then pretty much any other cigar in Tatuaje’s portfolio.” – Tony Casas

9 Extraordinary
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Cigar Coop – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 2

“I find the term collaboration one to be over-used in the cigar industry. My definition is when two parties, typically from separate companies get together, roll up their sleeves, and develop a cigar from the ground up. As mentioned up-front, I’m really not sure how much the Négociant Monopole falls into that category between the factions of Tatuaje and L’Atelier Imports. With the Négociant Monopole No. 2, I think this is a mute point as I found that Johnson and Co. delivered a very good Connecticut Shade cigar to market. In particular, I found the blend worked very well with with Belicoso size of the No. 2. I guess a natural comparison is with the Cabaiguan line – and I’d put this a little bolder strength and body-wise. The Négociant Monopole No. 2 is a cigar I would recommend to either a novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. The price point is a little high, but its still enjoyable. As for myself, it’s a cigar I would smoke again – and it’s worthy of a box split.” – William Cooper

7 Good
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Leaf Enthusiast – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 3

“I have to admit that the first time I smoked this blend I wasn’t impressed; I just felt it didn’t bring anything new to the table when it came to Connecticut Shade cigars. Could be the different size. Could be the resting time in my humidor. Whatever the case, this No. 3 vitola of the Négociant was a very good Conny that I would enjoy smoking again and again. It was medium in body the entire way with more pepper than almost any Shade stick I can remember, as well as a great balancing sweetness. Truly a Conny that Tat fans can dig.” – David Jones

8 Great
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The Cigar Authority – Tatuaje – Négociant Monopole No. 3

“Different is how I would describe the Negociant. It’s milder then anything Tatuaje has offered to date, and having smoked all three sizes today, the Belicoso is the smoothest of them all. I feel the cigar could benefit from some aging, but it as enjoyable regardless. It’s something a Tatuaje or L’atallier fan should enjoy, I know I did but will keep a box in my humidor for a few months before lighting up another.” – Barry Stein

7 Good

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