Plasencia 146 Cosecha La Vega

Size: 5.25 x 52

Vitola: Robusto Gordo

Wrapper: Honduras

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua

Factory: Placencia Cigars SA (Nicaragua)

MSRP: $10.80

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by: Plasencia Cigars

The Plasencia company dates back 152 years, to 1865. This Plasencia 146 Cosecha celebrates a particular tobacco crop, not the company’s anniversary. Cosecha translates to ‘harvest’ and this cigar came from the ’11-’12 crop, which is its 146th crop.

Cosecha 146 was the first cigar to be introduced from the Cosecha series, which was created to commemorate the Plasencia family’s first-ever tobacco harvest in 1865 in Cuba. It is available in five vitolas:

  • La Musica (5 x 50) - $9.90 (Boxes of 20, $198)
  • La Vega (5 1/4 x 52) - $10.80 (Boxes of 20, $216)
  • San Luis (5 3/4 x 54) - $12.15 (Boxes of 20, $243)
  • San Agustin(6 1/4 x 52) - $12.15 (Boxes of 20, $243)
  • Monte Carlo (6  x 58) - $12.60 (Boxes of 20, $252)

Prelight: The Honduran wrapper has a lot of potent, nice aromas. A musty earth aroma hits up front, with some sweet, citrus notes coming through next. The foot has a sweet honey and granola aroma, with the sweet orange citrus as well. A cold draw reveals a musty note, cedar, citrus, and a white pepper burn. So many vibrant flavors, and I haven’t even lit up yet.

Beginning: The Plasencia 146 Cosecha starts off with an herby (not sure on that words existence, lol) and somewhat vegetal note. The finish is creamy at first, but turns dry and spicy at the end. The smoke is thick and white, and lingers in the air, which is always entertaining. About halfway through this third, the herb and vegetal notes fade out and a smokey, cedar and cocoa profile takes over. Retrohaling is relatively easy on the nose, with just a slight burn. Burn is dead on, with no issues.

Middle: The cedar flavor takes over in this third. The herb and vegetal notes are gone and the cocoa has faded back. The finish is dry, yet creamy, just as it was before, but the spice has left. The retrohale is stronger here, with a definite nose burn, but it also really helps the citrus note shine. It also makes the cedar creamier, and adds a little spice. Smoke still pours from the Plasencia 146 Cosecha and the burn has no issues.

End: The final third has a solid cedar profile. It is mostly a sweet cedar, but there is the occasional spicy cedar note. The smoke thins out here, but the burn and ash remain spot on. Interestingly enough, the final profile also has a real similarity to pipe tobacco.

Final Thoughts: The construction on this cigar was top notch. The burn was spot on and I never had to touch up or relight. The flavor profile was enjoyable and never harsh, which is nice. So, this is a very solid cigar, but for me there are just a few other cigars that I prefer. I could see this being a box or box split for someone else.

Rating: 5 pack

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