Tatuaje reveals a limited production run of their Belle Encre and Bon Chasseur sizes introduced in 2013 to commemorate the brand’s 10th anniversary. This time, it is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf, or what the company calls Capa Especial. The secondary label with the Capa Especial name is something Tatuaje Cigars has used since 2011 for all releases using an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.
Since 2013, the regular production versions have featured a Habano Ecuador wrapper. In 2023, they released a limited run of these two sizes with a San Andrés wrapper for the Tuxtla release. Aside from the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, both sizes use Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler.
“We like doing this to show how much a cigar can change with a different wrapper present. This helps to educate the consumer’s palate and understand why they like different tobaccos,” said Pete Johnson in a press release.
This limited run will be allocated to select retailers in late January and has a production run of just 3,000 20-count boxes of each size. The Belle Encre is a 48 × 136 mm (5 3/8”) Perfecto, and the Bon Chasseur measures 52 × 136 mm (5 3/8”). Both sizes have a suggested retail price of $12.