Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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The apparently solid construction of the Gran Cojonu stays true during its burn. From start to finish, the burn stays even on its own. There are no touch-ups necessary, and the same can be said for any re-lighting. The draw is excellent as well, and solid ash that is white in color is produced. The cigar also burns very slowly, so if you are in a rush, do not bother lighting it up.

The flavors of the Gran Cojonu are superb. In a way, the cigar seems like a meal of its own, and a tasty one at that. Some pepper notes are the first ones that are noticed. This then shifts into notes of coffee and cocoa. Leather and nuts also make an appearance. Most impressive of all is a rich chocolate flavor that quickly becomes addicting. As you can see, there are no complaints in the flavor department.

The Tatuaje Gran Cojonu is impressive in all aspects. It may not be a beauty that is nicely decorated, but the cigar itself had solid construction and a rather flawless appearance. Its burn was free of issues as well. Last, but not least, were the excellent flavors, especially the chocolate notes. This cigar would make a great treat after dinner, or when you have plenty of time set aside to enjoy a great smoke. It's also a solid pick if you like larger cigars. Despite its intimidating appearance, the Gran Cojonu is quite the smooth customer, and is never overbearing either. You can find the cigar in boxes of 12 for right around $160 online. It is by no means cheap, but you do get what you pay for in this case, and that is a high quality cigar.

The Tatuaje Gran Cojonu earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

Gurkha Grand Age


Gurkha's Grand Age is another premium line from the brand well-known for being on the higher end of the totem pole in the cigar world in terms of price and quality. The Grand Age is extremely limited as only 500 boxes of 50 were originally made. Gurkha's site says that 200 boxes will be supplied every two to three months. Speaking of the boxes, they are a site to be seen, and are a great example of top-of-the-line packaging. Then again, exquisite packaging is really nothing new for Gurkha. As proof that it is more than just pretty packaging, the Grand Age has received very high ratings from critics in the past.

The Grand Age comes in a 7 ½ x 54 size. Its filler is a combination of three year old Nicaraguan and Peruvian tobaccos. The binder is Nicaraguan, and it also has a rare five year old Cameroon wrapper. In fact, the Grand Age marks the first release from Gurkha to carry a Cameroon wrapper. It is listed as being medium-bodied.

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