The Negociant Monopole is the first collaboration between Tatuaje Cigars and L’Atelier Imports. The blend is unique in that they have chosen an Ecuadorian Shade wrapper to really make things interesting. There is a whole lot of flavor in this very special cigar.
For this review, I have smoked the Short Churchill
The Negociant Monopole Short Churchill starts off with a refined salt and pepper type of spice, with a touch of cedar and oak. The draw is perfect, although the burn is a bit off. The wrapper itself feels brittle, but there are no cracks or peels. The spice dissipates, leaving a creamy texture to the smoke. Almonds, Hay, Dried Fruit, and White Pepper notes are prominent. Approaching the middle mark, the cigar still delivers a heavy Almond taste, with a slight hint of Vanilla and Figs. Approaching the last third, a Charred Oak note presents itself with the Cedar Spice, reminiscent of Bourbon. Although the Negociant is not as strong as Tatuaje’s other offerings, I stand by saying this is a true Medium bodied cigar. Smooth enough for fans of Mild, enough character for those who like Full bodied.