I was happy to find a certified organic cigar, apparently the only one on the planet. The cedar wrapping was a nice touch. The wrapper leaf looked great and the draw pre and post light was good. It was a no nonsense enjoyable taste from beginning to end, just mellow hints of wood, leather, and hay, creamy at times, nothing very complex. The five pack was my discovery voyage so to speak, one down, four to go. I could make this my go to smoke, I like it.
I'm the guy above who raved about the robusto, but have just had the disappointing experience of smoking a couple of churchills. Apparently the flavor comes from the binder and filler, 'cause this narrower and longer smoke just doesn't get it. A hint of the flavor is there, but that's it. I'd trade you eight of these churchills for one robusto. Choose wisely, herfmates.
This is my new favourite! This cigar burns beautifully and consistently all the way down. It has a great draw and just the right amount of smoke. I have never had to re-light one to date and if your looking for mild and smooth, you have to try this.
Consistent flavor. Small cigar just right for someone who's new at cigar appreciation. Juuust riiight.
A.k.a. Barry Stats...the creator of acigarsmoker.com, is in my opinion a true cigar aficionado!I have found his reviews of many cigars to be spot on correct...he has the ability to put flavors into words.Except on this particular cigar, I'm sorry to say Barry...but your review of this cigar was doomed before it even started.You are as prejudice to this brand of cigar as is the KKK to our current president :-)I feel you just don't like the idea of organic period, and by not even giving it a low rating is evidence of that.Now...on the other hand,we have a guy by the name of Kent Surratt, I read his review of this cigar on cigar adviser, he claims that this cigar closely resembles the "Cuban Cohiba Robusto" in its heyday!Although I do strongly agree with Kent assessment that the Cuban Cohiba Robusto is no longer the cigar it once was, I respectfully disagree that this cigar could be compared with that cigar in anyway.So...we have one reviewer who pretty much hates it, and another who compares it to a Cuban legend!Well...like they say there is three sides to every story...here's the real side :-)first off...the presentation of this cigar is a class act.The construction....I would say, top-notch, a few veins, but nothing serious, well packed and no soft spots, and the cap is very neatly done.The pre-light...well first off, the cigar really captures and holds the characteristics of the Cedar sleeve, when I took a whiff of the foot, it had a wonderful scent of fresh and clean tobacco, a little sweet, and of course Cedar.Smoking the first half was great!As for flavor...again, a very fresh and clean tobacco and a little nutty with a slightly sweet finish.This cigar is a very smooth and mild one!If you're looking for complex flavors, this is definitely not the cigar for you.The last half before I finally put it down....was just as good as the first half, maybe a tad stronger, no harshness or bitterness at all!The burn on this cigar was razor-sharp the whole way through.To draw...was perfect.The ash...was a very light gray and well stacked!The aroma...was terrific with no ammonia scent. All in all...I give it a solid 90 out of a 100...a very decent cigar!
I probably went a little crazy on my ratings of this cigar as I am new and have only had about 20 or 25 different sticks. But these are still my favorite hands. Thick creamy smoke, mild enough to take a full inhale if you so choose, but tasty enough to not inhale and just enjoy the taste that is left in your watering mouth. Currently on cigarmonster they have them 5 for 15 dollars. That price for these cigars is INSANE!
I really wanted to try any of the Plasencia Organica's. I ended up with the Nesticos. Great little cigar, I bought 2 boxs about a year ago. I have smoked about a box and a half. I don't remember ever haveing a bad cigar. MY OPINION is that these are some truely Awesome cigars. I haven't had the pleasure of smoking any other size yet, but I am looking forward to enjoy the rest of the line some day. I currently have about 3000 cigars on hand ALL FOR ME and my friends :-) I can honestly say these are some of my favorite cigars. I also LOVE the fact that they are Organic. I wish other cigar manufactuers would fallow suit.Please ENJOY your cigars whatever they might be, while we still have the FREEDOM to!!!
There is something terribly wrong with these Nesticos. With their 36 ring gauge, they should not be giving me a fuller bodied, more complex and satisfying smoke than my 52 gauge organica robustos, but they are. These little powerhouses have definitely pushed the envelope on mini cigar satisfaction.
I've tried just about every brand of cigar. After experiencing the Plasencias: From now on I'm strictly smoking the organics.
Just smoked two of the robustos and they knocked my socks off. I'm in a land where I can get (and occasionally afford) Communist-made cigars, and with the exception of one of them (Hoyo Coronation Tubo) these cigars were the best I've had. Lately, I've had some (Dom.) Trinidads and Montecristos, as well as the old standard Fuente 858s. Good cigars all, but these Plasencias just blew them, and me, away. Needless to say, there will be some in my next shipment from Famous.
Smoked all sizes in the Reserva Organica sampler, plus several Robustos. Fits my taste for a medium smoke. Excellent construction, nice wrapper, easy draw. The Corona (Lonsdale) is also worth buying. DO NOT buy the Plasencia #2 sampler, which has nothing to do with the Organica label. Plasencia apparently makes some cigars uniquely for Famous Smoke, including La Floridita and Carinos labels. These are dog ****.
Smooth from beginning to end. Got two of these in a sampler and let them rest for about 2 months. Nutty, creamy, mild, mellow, and tasty. Great consistency throughout, easy draw and great construction. You will NOT be disappointed. These will always be in my humidor!!