Plasencia Reserva Organica Robusto cigars are handmade in Nicaragua from 100% *Certified Organic* tobaccos grown just as the Nicarao Indians did 500 years ago. Aged over 3 years, these unique, smooth-smoking cigars are mild to medium in body with a marvelously pure and natural tobacco flavor.
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.
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!
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.