This Surrogates Satin Glove has been highly recommend so I decided to try it out and properly review it. Surrogates is essentially a sub-brand of L’Atelier Imports. The company is ran by Pete and K.C. Johnson, Pete of course is the mastermind of Tatuaje Cigars. This is the latest release from Surrogates that made it’s debut at IPCPR last year.
Brand: L’Atelier Surrogates
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Size: Churchill (Box-Pressed) 7×47
The wrapper has a pleasant chocolaty aroma and has a nice dark brown coloring. The box-pressed Churchill is well built and has a nice firmness throughout the length of the stick. The Satin Glove has a two bands. The top band features the name of the cigar in white lettering and a black background with a red glove directly in the middle. The bottom band is also black with white lettering of the Surrogates logo. The bands keep with the theme of other Surrogates cigars.
First puffs– This cigars starts off great with a smooth silky chocolate taste. It took about 5 to 6 puffs to get anything other than the chocolate flavor and then a slight hint of pepper started showing up.
First third– The chocolate has toned down some and has changed to more of a cocoa-earthy flavor. There still just a slight taste of black pepper.
Second third– The cocoa has now changed to more of a creamy chocolate taste. Still some pepper in there but only a tiny hint. Also picking up some raisin flavors along with a lingering earthiness. Draw is light and easy to puff on. Smoke production so far is on the lighter side.
Final third– Finally the black pepper is more noticeable with every draw. Starting to get a salty taste that reminds me soy sauce; definitely different. Cigar has now lost all its chocolate notes and any sweetness is from the raisin flavor
This cigar wasn’t all that complex. It started out pretty tasty but the middle was a little underwhelming. The flavors never changed much until about the last inch. This is the only Surrogates cigar I’ve smoked but I will certainly be trying their other blends.