626. Plasencia Year of the Ox 2021

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 30C and 51% humidity in the air.

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Box: Sold in 8 count boxes.
Release: 2021
Availability: Limited Edition of 2500 boxes of 8 cigars (20.000 cigars).

Size: 7×58, Salomon.

Wrapper: Reddish milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood and hay.

1st third: Starts with a creamy hazelnut and chocolate spread, cedarwood and brown sugar.

2nd third: Keeps on flowing, slight hint of pepper, but nothing inconvenient.

Burn: Burning fairly sharp with a firm but flaky white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue with a medium light draw.

3rd third: Gets a darker chocolate note but the other flavours stay the same.

Duration: 17:05-18:35, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Overall a well balanced cigar, yet very enjoyable.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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