Review of Plasencia Reserva Organica Cigars
By: Gary Manelski
I first reviewed Plasencia Organica cigars for About.com back in 2010. Since the review is no longer available on that website, it has been reprinted below. So why have I decided to resurrect this particular review? Because those cigars that were on the market before February 15, 2007, will not be subject to FDA testing and approval. Since the Plasencia Organica is one of those grandfathered cigars, we may never know how it compares to all of the other cigars that are not certified organic. Wouldn't you like to know if one of the only certified organic cigars on the market today is any healthier than all other cigars, at least in the eyes of the FDA? Post Your Comments Here.
Before republishing my original review here on CigarCzars.com, I smoked another Plasencia Organica Piramide cigar during January 2017, to see if my original observations relating to that particular vitola have changed. I would now consider the cigar to be mild-to-medium rather than medium bodied. Since there are now more stronger cigars on the market than during 2010, my fullness scale may have actually shifted more than the body of that particular cigar.
The Piramide had a very good draw right from the start, and an enjoyable sweet and woodsy flavor. However, the sweetness faded a bit after 15 minutes, and was not quite as satisfying thereafter, but was still good. It took me 55 minutes to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. During that time, the cigar held a long ash and had an even burn, and did not require any relights nor touch-ups. I did enjoy the Piramide vitola a bit more than the other sizes sampled in my original review, and now rate it with a solid 3.75 points on a 5-point scale (there were only half-star increments on About.com).
The prices for these cigars are about the same as they were back in 2010, making them less expensive in relation to other cigars now being sold during 2017. I also note that the Nesticos size (4 3/16 x 36) is also available, but the test flight sampler may no longer be offered. You can get the latest scoop at Famous-Smoke.com.