Mombacho announced a line extension to their existing Tierra Volcan line, which was released at a fantastic dinner event at the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans. Last year I reviewed the Tierra Volcano Clasico and rated it a 91 AKA “Box Split”.
The Tierra Volcan is available in five vitolas. Volcanito (Cigarrito, 4-1/2x26), Corto (Short Robusto, 4x50), Clasico (Robusto Extra, 5-1/2x50), Grande (Toro, 6-1/4x54), Fino (Corona Larga, 6x44).
Check out our interview with Claudio, Master Blender at Mombacho.
Check out my video review here:
The nose on the Tierra Volcan Fino is a leathery barnyard from the wrapper. On the foot I’m primarily picking up hay.
I used a v-cutter and found the draw to be perfect.
Initial draws reveal some rich sweetness, subtle earth and spices. There are some meaty undertones to the retrohale, along with chocolate. Pepper starts to develop on the retrohale at about a medium strength and does linger between draws. A rich cedar enters the mix at the 20 minute mark and there is an underlying spicy heat that is more complex than the initial lingering pepper. I get a sweet vegetal flavor at the end of the first third.
In the middle third the spices have really dropped off, and it starts out with a creamy sweetness. The retrohale is balanced and clean with no hints of pepper or spices. Some rich spices come back once the middle third has established itself. As the Fino heads to the last third there is some earthiness that comes through.
The last third is a blend of earthiness, with some light plus pepper and spices.
While the Tierra Volcan Fino is an extension to the existing line, it is a delicious extension to the existing line. The Clasico I previously reviewed was a box split, and the Fino is always an easy choice for a box split.
Coffee, rum, or red wine would all be great options with the Tierra Volcan Fino.