Today I am reviewing the El Tiante Habano Rosado from the Tiant Cigar group. The Tiant cigars are produced at the world renowned My Father Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Founder & CEO, Daniel Tiant (@tiantcigar_dan) and Co-Owner & President, Michael Bellody (
@TiantCigar_Mike) created these highly acclaimed new blends under the direct consultation of Jose “Pepin” Garcia and Jaime Garcia with inspiration from baseball legend and company Partiarch, Luis Tiant (Daniel Tiant’s father).
Size: Piramide (6×52)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Strength: Medium to Full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1
Appearance and Construction: El Tiante Habano Rosado is firmly packed and has no soft spots. It has a light brown wrapper almost the color of cedar but slightly darker, which is even in color with no visible veins and a very light oil.
Flavor and Notes: Both the wrapper and foot carry notes of oak, earthiness, and hay. The cold draw produces a flavor that is very earthy, woody, and also has a slight hay flavor.
Smoking Characteristics: The first draw has a very rich wood spice, which remains on the palate after I exhale. It leaves me with a slightly warm feel around the entirety of my palate. During the first third of this cigar the flavor remains almost consistent to the first draw. The notes are mostly of wood spice, but also a slight flavor of hay. Between draws the wood spice lingers in my mouth and the warm sensation continues and is very appreciable. The body of the El Tiante Habano Rosado comes in at full, with a medium strength. The draw and burn are both even.
During the second third the wood spice fades slightly, and is joined by a light sweetness. The smoke remains smooth, and slightly warm and generous in volume on each draw. The strength remains medium, the flavors medium as well, but very well blended. The draw and burn both remain ideal.
In the final third the woody notes fade further revealing a sweet earthy, woody flavor. Between draws the warm sensation has subsided slightly and a bit of the sweetness has mixed in with the wood spice that is lingering on my tongue. The body of the smoke is still very generous on each draw, slightly warm, and very smooth. The strength and flavor both remain on the medium side. The Habano Rosado smokes consistently from this point down to the nub.
Overall: The El Tiante Habano Rosado is the milder of the two blends currently offered by the Tiant group. While it is much more mild than the Habano Oscuro, its strength is still certainly medium. The flavors while, not complex, are well blended and paired. I enjoyed the the addition of sweetness as the smoke went on, and the warm sensation lingering between draws. I’d recommend El Tiante Habano Rosado to any smoker, it isn’t strong enough to scare off those new to the leaf, but still very appreciable to the brothers of the leaf.