Cigar Details: Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca
- Vitola: Toro Extra
- Length: 6″
- Ring Gauge: 54
- Country of Origin: Mexico
- Wrapper: Mexican Sumatra
- Binder: Mexican San Andrés Negro
- Filler: Mexican San Andrés Negro
- Factory: Undisclosed
- Blender: Manolo Santiago
- Price: $16.49
- Release Date: August 2022
- Source: Casa 1910
Aaron: The wrapper on the Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca is medium brown and has some raised, knotty veins present. The seams are a bit raised and the cap has some lifting edges. There are two bands, with the primary being the traditional design for the brand and the secondary band being orange and denoting the sub-line. The aroma from the wrapper is a light, smoky wood. The foot brings a fuller and more detailed version of the smoky wood that I would associate with barbecue, exhibiting some sweetness. The pre-light draw brings more of the smoky wood, along with a mid-level spiciness on my lips.
Seth: Finished with a dark maduro wrapper. Dark chocolate in coloring, the Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca is toothy with minor veins throughout. It has a fine gritty texture with some oils. Rich aromas on the foot and wrapper. Rich earth, chocolate cake and dark spices.
John: The Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca comes in cellophane and has a UPC sticker with an integrated tear space to remain intact when opened. It’s a minor issue but when the UPC sticker was applied to the cellophane it was applied too low and the UPC tears when I’m pulling out the cigar. There are two bands, with an elaborate Casa 1910 primary band and a secondary band indicating Tierra Blanca in gold on orange. Aromas off the wrapper included damp mossy wood, earth and tobacco. From the foot, a very sweet tobacco aroma was present along with fresh wood and hay.
Aaron: The cigar begins with smoky oak and light earth. At a quarter inch in, there’s a subtle candied cinnamon at the beginning of each draw. At a half inch in, a light chalkiness becomes present. The retrohale is lightly smoky oak. At an inch and a half, a light but sharp black pepper joins in. As the third comes to a close, the profile is smoky oak up front, earth in the middle and sharp black pepper and chalkiness in the background. The strength was right at medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with sweet spices, leather, dry wood, coffee and rich earth. Nice balanced richness. Medium to medium-full in body. Medium strength. Slight mocha creaminess. Balanced.
John: Sweet, creamy leather and earth combine to lead the first third, as lingering spices, leather and earth finish the draw into the post draw. The spices are at medium-full strength with the earth taking on some minerality as it continues. A sharp medium strength wood is present through the retrohale. The cigar settles into sweet cedar as it moves towards the halfway mark. Creamy wood and earth are adding some complexity at the halfway point. Tannic wood is finishing the post draw in the bottom half.
Aaron: As the second third begins, the black pepper has lost its sharpness. At a half inch in, the earth is now right behind the smoky oak. The retrohale is now smoky oak and light earth. At an inch and a half in, the chalkiness has departed. As the third comes to a close, the smoky oak is just ahead of the earth with black pepper in the background. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The second third delivers a dry earth flavor profile with some leather and charred wood. Change in pace from the first third. Bits of cocoa powder and red pepper present as well. Medium in strength and medium-full in body.
John: The second third greets me with medium strength spices and wood, creamy earth in the center and a dry wood finishing the draw. Some mild chocolate comes into the middle of the profile. Earth is finishing each puff by the bottom half, at medium strength.
Aaron: As the final third begins, the earth moves down into the middle of the profile. The retrohale now has a fair amount of mustiness to go along with the smoky oak and earth. At an inch and a quarter, the cigar warms up and gains a mintiness. As the cigar wraps up, the profile is smoky oak up front, with earth in the middle and black pepper and mintiness in the background. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The final third delivers that earth, leather and charred wood flavor profile. I am getting a mocha creaminess with some spices and cocoa powder as well. Medium in strength. Medium-full in body.
John: Earth and wood lead the cigar into the last third. Dry wood and heavy minerality with earth finish the draw as it settles in, lingering between each puff. Earth recedes to light-plus strength as the cedar begins to drive the profile reaching the halfway point. Earth picks back up in strength in the bottom half, taking away the lead from the wood.
Aaron: The burn was a bit wavy throughout, but always self corrected. The cigar did go out once in the final third, requiring a re-light.
Seth: Burn was good throughout. No problems.
John: The burn is straight, but struggles at times due to the resistant draw. There is unevenness through the entire review, but a touch-up to intervene is not required.
Aaron: The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
Seth: Very good draw from start to finish.
John: The draw was very resistant, just below plugged, forcing me to work each puff. Examining the cigar, the final third feels much more packed with tobacco than the rest of the cigar.
Aaron: The cigar began with smoky oak and light earth. Some light chalkiness joined a bit later and then some black pepper further along. The second third saw the chalkiness depart. The final third saw some mintiness join as the cigar warmed up. The Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca had a nice start with the smoky oak. In the second third, my tongue was being caked with the smokiness and the earth picked up which took the profile down a notch and maintained that level the rest of the way. I definitely liked this iteration in the Revolutionary Edition better than the Cuchillo Parado, but it still isn’t something I’d see myself coming back to all that often.
Seth: I enjoyed the Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca. You got that Mexican San Andres quality, and I could pick up the Sumatra qualities though grown in Mexico. A Mexican experience, and one that I enjoyed. It delivered that richness with balance. Earthiness and spices. Would smoke again. Would be interested to see how the cigar ages.
John: The Casa 1910 Revolutionary Edition Tierra Blanca delivered some consistently average flavors that weren’t unpleasant but never managed to come together in a dynamic or engaging way. The burn was wavy throughout the review, while the draw was extremely resistant. It’s quite possible the draw issues on the Tierra Blanca hampered the flavor profile, but as the cigar never seemed to get its feet under it, I’d likely be more inclined to smoke another offering from Casa 1910 instead. Total smoking time was 2 hours and 8 minutes.
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