CASA 1910 LUCERO | CIGAR REVIEW
APRIL 16, 2023 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
CASA 1910 LUCERO TORPEDO (6 x 54)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN HABANO
BINDER: MEXICO, NEGRO SAN ANDRÉS
FILLER: NICARAGUA (JALAPA, ESTELI, OMETEPE)
Lucero’s initial kick of spice tames within the next few puffs. Earth and sweetness wiggle in. The draw is a bit snug. Leather and wood drop through the nose. The finish begins with a light spice covering sweetened oak. As the spice fades, the oak and sweetness separate with oak dropping to the edges, and the sweetness becomes a distinguishable maple syrup, which anchors right in the center.
The wrapper starts to split about a half-inch from the foot, and I have to correct the burn. Flakes of ash drop here and there.
I employ my trusty corncob nubber to help loosen up the draw with some success.
Cinnamon begins to sprinkle in from time to time. Another burn touch-up is required after burning through the split. Tragedy avoided.
Random thought. “Ice Ice Baby” probably shouldn’t have been the hit it was, but, somehow, it’s still better than over half of today’s hit songs. Weird times.
And, the wrapper splits once again. Vanilla Ice kind of split.
Wood, maple syrup, and a very understated spice float around the room. That’s pleasant.
The burn isn’t doing great, and it’s eying my lighter. Maybe there’s a newfound relationship developing between Lucero and my lighter. To its credit, my lighter doesn’t look terrible. A solid 6.
I’m forced to reconnect Lucero and my lighter once again. This has become a bit more work than I anticipated. I'm guessing Vanilla Ice’s producer might have uttered that same sentiment from time to time.
Coffee and spice begin to develop on the finish and then fade away as that oak and maple take over again. I like that.
More burn touch-ups are necessary to keep Lucero on track to the end. I feel like a third wheel here. I’m calling this one a bit early. Too much work.
SMOKE TIME: 2 hrs. 4 mins.
RATING: 1.75 / 4 - A third wheel