Cigar: El Triunfador      

Origin: Nicaragua                                              Wrapper: Orig - Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua                                             Wrapper: New - Ecuadorian Habano      

Filler: Nicaraguan Seco                                     Strength: Orig - Medium / Full

                                                                        Strength: New - Mild / Medium

Tatuaje El Triunfador CigarsThe Ghost (El Triunfador) returns with a vengeance of great flavor in the latest incarnation of El Triunfador, which translates as “The Winner.” Originally a Cuban release, Pete Johnson re-released it in September of 2008 when it began appearing without fanfare in one size at limited retailers to protect the trademark.

Few smokers were lucky enough to have had the chance to try one in those days. Medium to full strength, the original non-Cuban El Triunfador is still available for those who prefer it—just look for the Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper.

The newest El Triunfador release features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper rather than the Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and is handmade in Don Pepin Garcia’s My Father Cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

It is of mild to medium strength. It is made in the following sizes: No.1 (6.500 x 42), No.2 (5.500 x 52), No.3 (5.625 x 46), No.4 (5.000 x 48), No.5 (4.375 x 42), and No.6 (7.500 x 38). All except the No. 6 are box-pressed. It’s also interesting to note as reported by Mike of Stogie Review, the first 100 boxes from each vitola (size) will have a seal on them.

The following description is for the newly released El Triunfador.

The El Triunfador is a Cubanesque boxed pressed cigar. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, which is a chocolaty brown in color, is very near flawless. Firm, yet silky smooth to the touch, the cigar glistens with oil and has small veins.

It features a pigtail triple cap to complete its rather Cuban look. The band on this cigar is simply elegant—definitely reminiscent of the old Cuban label. The aroma of the wrapper offered intriguing notes of chocolate and the foot is woody with cedar notes, while the pre-light draw is a heavenly blend of the two.

Both before and after lighting, the El Triunfador has a perfect draw—smooth with just a bit of resistance. The burn is even throughout the entire cigar, and the ash held on for about an inch or so.

Upon lighting the cigar you experience a myriad of sensations: coffee, chocolate, a slight spice, and a mild nuttiness. There is just enough pepper to remind you that this is a Pete Johnson cigar masterfully produced by Don Pepin Garcia.

Smoldering into the second third, the cigar has an exquisite burn line with an almost pastry-like combination of vanilla, nuts and cinnamon as it begins to strengthen into the medium realm. In the final third, the cigar sweetens with notes of spicy creamy chocolate and coffee, then adds wood and leather for the marvelous lingering finish.

This cigar is creamy and delightful, almost like smoking a mocha cappuccino. With rich delectable flavors that are so creamy and never too heavy on the palate, the El Triunfador is sure to please a wide variety of palates, neophytes as well as old hands.

Nearly everyone agrees: El Triunfador is definitely the Winner; Pete Johnson has once again hit a grand slam with the new El Triunfador blend. Like the old Lays commercial always said, “You can’t eat just one,” the consensus is: Don’t buy just one—you’ll be sorry if you do.

Serious Cigars is located in Houston Texas, however we also service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX DFW, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Raleigh-Durham NC, WashingtonC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, N Dorfolk VA , Madison WI.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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