Plasencia Alma Fuerte, a unique blend of our best-aged tobaccos, grown in our highest quality soil, accentuating their bold, vibrant and intense flavors. Laced with hints of dark chocolate, plum, and cinnamon, the taste is rounded out with finishing notes of oak and molasses.
Size – Robusto (5 1/4 ” x 52)
Origin – Nicaragua
Strength – Medium to Full
Wrapper – Nicaragua
Cigar Review by Ross
The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus has a fantastic press. It has a beautiful triple cap and medium veins throughout. The wrapper is naturally dark, Maduro in coloring with that oily sheen that I love and has a rough but pleasing texture. The aroma is spices, floral qualities and earth on the wrapper, and the foot is giving lots of strong earthy aromas.
A nice beginning and it starts by delivering some interesting anise notes. There is some slight cocoa present, and with that is some toasty black pepper and fruitiness. I would classify the cigar as having a medium-full body and being medium in strength straight off the bat.
The middle is floral and cocoa. There is some earthiness as well with bursts of coffee, and it continues with that anise and fruity quality. This cigar has some real body to it, I am glad that I had lunch before this, this cigar on an empty stomach would be a real challenge.
The cigar is now chugging bold flavour and smoke to finish things off, full body in full flow and I am really being delivered a strong finish. I have to smoke this really slowly to stop it overheating. It gives me all the time in the world to ponder the magnitude of flavours it is offering me.
The robusto smoked perfectly from start to finish, and the ash held on firmly for practically the entire first half of the cigar. No issues with the wrapper or burn, a very well-made cigar! Exactly what I expected when I first opened the box.
The draw was solid on the cigar. I found it to have a good bite with decent smoke production, everyone in the surrounding area was enjoying this cigar with me. It really does make a statement.
If you are a fan of the Alma Fuerte line you will obviously love this cigar. The size is also great if you want to try this line for the first time. I believe it takes the line to a whole new level and is easily the best offering as the larger formats almost give too much of a good thing. The flavours work with this size and it is so much more approachable as a cigar overall. The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus is really inviting, and I can see why Cigar Journal made it their cigar of the year. Decent strength and great amounts of flavour. Complex with some fantastic transitioning and depth throughout (most important for me in a New World offering), the cigar will not disappoint.
Ross Rating 7 out of 10
What alcoholic drink would I pair it with? La Hechicera Rum
What soft drink would I pair it with? Coca Cola
Would I smoke this again? Yes I would be more than happy to smoke this cigar again