I have got some work to do this afternoon and didn’t plan on doing a review, just casual smoking. However, when I opened the humidor this Cuchillo Parado from Casa 1910 spoke to me and I have been saving this one for review purposes. I got to clean the chicken coop, move an entertainment center, and finish installing a wood vise on my workbench. This cigar will make a perfect companion for these activities. For those that don’t know, Cuchillo Parado is the first release from Casa 1910 cigars, and falls under their Revolutionary Edition which is comprised of Mexican puros that pay homage to historic battles of the Mexican Revolution.
Country of Origin: Mexico
Wrapper: Mexican Sumatra
Binder: Mexican San Andres Negro
Filler: Mexican San Andres Negro
Vitola: 5 x 50 Robusto
Price: $15 MSRP
Release Date: November 2021
Link to Purchase: Guitars & Cigars Farm (Use Code “Review” for 10% Off)
Company Website: www.casa1910.com
I really am a fan of the presentation of Casa 1910’s stuff. I love the design and color combinations of the primary band and the orange secondary band really works well with this wrapper shade. This Mexican Sumatra wrapper is pretty rustic looking with some wrinkles and veins. The cigar smells very earthy with some spices. The cold draw is a cross between matcha and plain oatmeal. Maybe like a matcha made with oat milk - something fairly popular around this house. First light brings medium-full bodied smoke with medium flavors of grains, red pepper, and toasted nuts. The retrohale adds earthiness and some plum-like sweetness. These notes hold for much of the first third. Coming out of the first third the draw has become an oily wood and creamy cherry note. The performance has been perfect so far. Approaching halfway the retrohale has added a little cocoa to the earthiness and plum. The draw is morphing into a tangy citrus, some light roast coffee, a bit of cedar, and a bit of oily nuttiness. This profile holds through the end of the second third and the beginning of the final third. Into the primary band dry earth and pepper are taking over the palate. The retrohale is very wood forward now with some spices. Coming to an end at an hour and 21 minutes the flavors remained mostly the same with some citrus sweetness coming back in. The cigar performed flawlessly to the end.
Overall I thought this was a very interesting cigar that I would never have pegged for a Mexican puro had I not known ahead of time. The flavors started more dialed back in the beginning and offered some nice balance and depth with woods, nuttiness, and some pepper being complimented by some sweetness in the retrohale. The profile then experienced some transitions in flavor but continually maintained balance between more savory notes and sweet fruity components. The final third saw the cigar step up to full in flavor and body to close with more earthy, peppery flavors. All in all, I think this is a cigar worth trying for any smoker because it is a good cigar, but it also is a unique experience in that it shows versatility in a tobacco from a country that isn’t commonly known for single nation blends.
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