In early 2023, Casa 1910 came out with a new set of blends called the Soldadera Edition. Each cigar is named after the Soldaderas, who are women that contributed to the Mexican Revolution. Teniente Angela is named in honor of Angela Jimenez, who played multiple rolls in the Revolution including flag bearer and explosives expert. She was also disguised as a man named Angel through most of her course in the army, where she eventually made rank of lieutenant. This is Casa 1910’s third line in their portfolio, and it is once again straying from the Mexican puro format that they debuted with. This particular blend still includes some Mexican tobacco. Each of the three blends of the Soldadera Edition are currently offered in a single size.
Under the Lid
The Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition Teniente Angela comes in a rich orange box with a white and gold seal across the bottom right corner of the box. The cigars are wrapped in a thinly veined medium dark brown wrapper with consistent color throughout. The wrapper seam is tight, and the caps are placed well on the cigar. There are two bands on the cigar; the main band which is the standard Casa 1910 band with gold and white with the snake plus talon in the middle, and the sub band which is a white band with gold writing. The gold writing is quite hard to read with the white background, especially with how thin the font is.
- Wrapper: Habano
- Binder: Mexico and Dominican Republic
- Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
- Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
- Vitola: 6 X 52 Toro
- Factory: Tabacalera La Isla
- Release Date: February 2023
- Number of Cigars Released: Regular production in boxes of 10
- MSRP: $18 ($180 for a box of 10)
The cold draw gives me notes of mild pepper spice with a hint of raisin-like sweetness, and a tiny bit of mustiness. The foot gives off aromas of a musty barnyard, a mild manure-like pungent sting, and a mild pepper, while the wrapper has this sour note to it alongside the barnyard taste.
First Third: The Casa 1910 Soldadera Teniente Angel opened up with notes of almonds, mild pepper spice, dry oak, and a bakers spice. The nuttiness was quite upfront on the palate and was balanced very well with the mild pepper and dry oak, with bakers spice lingering in the background. As the first third progresses, a mild honey note comes in and out of the profile and the bakers spice leans more towards cinnamon. Every third or fourth puff offers a cocoa dark chocolate note that comes up front with the almond note. The combination reminds me a bit of Nutella, but it isn’t there every single puff. When the Cocoa note isn’t present, there is a mild coffee note that comes into the profile. By the end of this first third the profile is mainly cocoa, coffee, oak, pepper spice, and almond. The finish is medium long with mainly wood and bakers spice. The retrohale adds notes of coca, pepper spice, and a mild bready note.
Second Third: The second third continues with the main notes of cocoa, wood, pepper spice, and mild bakers spice. Occasionally the coffee note comes in and out, and the nuttiness is hard to find and starting to fade quite quickly out of the profile. As this third continues a mild bitterness starts to linger on the palate and the profile overall starts to lose its specificity and muddles a bit. The cocoa, oak, and spice notes become quite dominant and are starting to muddle into each other. The bitterness is developing to more of a pungent leather. As the second third comes to the end, the bitterness increases and the profile muddles even greater. There is a strong lingering wood note and pepper spice. The retrohale is wood, leather, and pepper spice.
Final Third: The final third continues to muddle and decrease in complexity as the wood, spice, and leather dominate the palate. The finish becomes quite drying and I find myself reaching for water quite often as this final third develops. There is a sour note every few puffs but does not come with any redeeming citrus quality. Overall the profile is quite linear and muddled during this final third and it becomes quite hard to pick up anything besides wood, spice, and bitter leather. The finish is drying and leather. The retrohale offers an overwhelming spice and a bit of wood.
Core Flavors: Oak, Bakers spice, pepper, leather, cocoa, almond
Strength: Medium +
Complexity: Started with Medium + finished Mild +
Smokin Experience: The Teniente Angela opened up with such beautiful complexity and in itself had so many transitions that worked well with each other and offered a very nice smoking experience. Unfortunately, the profile did not hold up and became quite muddled, bitter, and linear as it progressed. I have smoked a few other Casa 1910 cigars and have found a similar trend with most of the cigars, although this was the best one so far. In terms of the score the first third was such a wonderful experience it really saved it from becoming too low. Construction wise each sample had a good draw with one being a tiny bit tight. Both had relatively good burns but one sample required a relight and touchup during the final third.
Purchase Recommendation: Try a sample
- Every Casa 1910 blend incorproates Mexican tobacco
- All the lines so far from Casa 1910 are homages to the Mexican Revolution
- This is the first cigar where Casa 1910 have disclosed the factory for production
Cigars Smoked: 2
Average smoking time: 1 hour and 42 minutes
Mitchell Santaga – Product Reviews
Mitchell Santaga started his journey into tobacco in 2011 by trying different flavored and machine-made cigars while enjoying a handle of Jack Daniels whisky. Shortly after that he yearned for a more premium experience and dove headfirst into pipe tobacco that his local tobacconist blended, and soon after started indulging in premium cigars.