Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva

Plasencia Reserva

Plasencia Reserva

Sometimes as a reviewer you have to smoke a cigar you just don’t want to. Case in point is today’s review which was part of the cigars Famous Smokes sent me. This cigar is labeled as being organic and cultivated in pre-Columbian farming techniques. To me tobacco is organic, the fact that someone needs to label it as such says to me that it’s not going to smoke well…

Cigar: Plasencia Reserva
Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 5 x 50 Robusto
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Mild

Pre-Smoke: The cigar is packaged in a way that is pleasing to the eye. The cedar sleeve, and yellow band work really well. It suprises me that more cigar companies don’t use yellow in their bands as it stands out really well on a cigar. The fact it was wrapped in cedar it makes sense that the wrapper has notes of such. On the foot and on the pre-light draw there is just the taste of something that is sweet, but does not seem natural to me.

Smoke: I won’t waste your time here posting about what notes each third brought because there were two. Earth and something that wasn’t natural to me. Sure you can make the arguement that it had to be natural, it is organic. But let me put it this way. Next time you are in the mood for chips go to a the health food store and buy some organic chips. That my friends is not what you wanted when you went to buy chips. So when I smoke a cigar I want a cigar, not something organic pretending to be a cigar

Overall: Organic belongs in a health food store, not in my humidor.

Rating: N/A
Cost: $24.00 for a 5 pack

And for the fun of it, here is something humerous I came across on the web today: