Today we will be taking a look at a recent limited store release from none other than Pete Johnson and Tatuaje, the El Triunfador SODO Especiales (Petit Lancero). In 2009, Tatuaje release the Original El Triunfador Lancero (you can read Charlie’s review HERE), a Broadleaf wrapped blend that was released to rave reviews, its personally one of my favorites. The cigar was intended to be a limited run production but they are in fact still being made every year in limited quantities. There is also, as of last year, a brand new line called El Triunfador which is a completely a different blend that was intended for a Europe release only but has in fact been introduced in the US as a full line with different vitolas and is a more mild to medium boded cigar and is really nothing like the original El Triunfador at all.

In November 2010 the El Triunfador SODO was released for a Seattle based B&M called J&J cigars. The cigar is based on the Original Blend although there have been reports of it tasting different than the original Lancero, but this could be a result of a new kind of Broadleaf being used. Pete has stated that the blend for this cigar is the exact same as the original release but instead of the original 7.5 x 38 size Lancero this limited store release comes in at 6 x 38 making it a Corona Especiales vitola, or Petit Lancero, if you will. The cigar comes in boxes of 25 and there were only 200 boxes release

Steve Valle

Steve Valle wrote for Smoking Stogie, a precursor to halfwheel, from 2010-2011.