The Placeres Reserva is made by Kuuts, and primarily sold in Europe where it has done very well. From what I can tell it has a limited US distribution and many of you cigar lovers out there might not have heard of it. We didn’t until Gabriel Alvarez contacted us about doing some reviews and he appeared on Stogie Geeks.
The Placeres Reserva is available in 5 vitolas. Colosos (6”x54 RG), Belicosos (5-1/2” x 52 RG), Estrellas (5” x 50 RG), Toro Grande (6” x 60 RG), and finally Marevas (5” x 42 RG).
If you want to read more about the Placeres Reserva you can check it out at their website.
“I found myself smoking the Kuuts Placeres Reserva faster than I should have, as I could not put it down.”
“Overall, if you like medium-full body and strength cigars, give it a shot. “
“Definitely worth a try, and it may end up being your perfect everyday cigar. “
The nose on the Placeres Reserva is cedar with a very full barnyard underlying it.
My first few draws in the first third are dominated by a sweet rich tobacco. The post-draw finish is quite savory and I’m also able to pick up a medium strength pepper on the retro-hale. As the first establishes itself a rich chocolate and coffee finish presents itself post-draw and it really lingers and coats the mouth afterwards. At about the 15 minute mark some leather breaks through at just under medium intensity. It’s just an outrageously tasty first third.
There’s still pepper on the retro-hale in the second third but the intensity falls to somewhere between light and medium. There’s some cedar coming through along with the leather that was present in the first third. The leather becomes more of a dominant flavor at the halfway point but it is enjoyable. After the really impressive opening I found the middle third to be a bit one dimensional.
I find the Placeres Reserva very leathery going into the last third. The leather falls away and cedar replaces it for a light-medium bodied finish.
I found myself smoking the Kuuts Placeres Reserva faster than I should have, as I could not put it down. While the rest of the cigar doesn’t live up to the incredible first third, it’s an enjoyable cigar with a flavor composition that should appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.
There are some silky chocolate notes in the first few puffs, which is unpinned by a subtle sweetness. The chocolate notes stay the course but turn into more of a bitter baking chocolate. The more I smoked into the Placeres Reserva the more I was able to pick up on a black pepper note. There was some cedar flavors mixed in. This was all in the first third of the cigar.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much else. Overall, the Placeres Reserva is a pretty one-dimensional with the notes of chocolate dominating the overall flavor profile with some sweetness, cedar, and black pepper throw in and quickly pulled out. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad tasting cigar, but it wasn’t keeping me on the edge of my seat.
Overall, if you like medium-full body and strength cigars, give it a shot. The price is great and the flavors are good, but if you go into the experience thinking you are going to get a super crazy complex cigar, you will be disappointed.
The Placeras Reserva, a comfortably sized box press with a shiny, colorful band, is a nice looking cigar.
The first third is somewhat dry on the palette, with an indiscernible profile to start. But it quickly turns into a dry cocoa flavor, churning out plumes of smoke, with a dead on burn and great ash.
As the Placeras Reserva enters the second third a mild, black pepper note joins in with the dry cocoa.
The final third changed abruptly to a dry and airy wood note. The construction was excellent, as proven by the perfect burn and tight ash.
Overall, the Placeras Reserva is a fairly straightforward cigar. Main notes of cocoa and wood, with a mild black pepper here and there. A good, solid cigar, just not very complex. Definitely worth a try, and it may end up being your perfect everyday cigar.