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Plasencia 1865 Alma Fuerte

For over five generations, the Plascencia family has been responsible for some of the industry’s best and most recognizable brands: Gurkha, Rocky Patel, 5 Vegas, Romeo y Julieta just to name a few. Whether you knew it or not, it's very likely you've enjoyed a premium cigar from the Plasencia factory at some point. Now, Plasencia releases their magnum opus: 1865 Alma Fuerte. Their other cigars are good, but this one is in a world of its own.

Plasencia 1865 Alma Fuerte features hearty Nicaraguan long-fillers wrapped in an oily Nicaraguan wrapper. This combination makes for an exceptionally rich and bold blend with hints of cocoa, leather, and spice. The 1865 Alma Fuerte sports masterful construction which lends to a pleasingly complex experience. Small-batch, expertly crafted, and truly unique — this one's a certified winner in every aspect. 

Plasencia Alma Fuerte earned an impressive 93-rating in 2017, and was named the #9 Cigar of the Year. Here's what the experts had to say, "The cigar burns evenly, offering big notes of cocoa powder, leather, and toast. There is a pleasing minerality on the finish."

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 Based on 5 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Awesome long smoke with good flavors!!!!
Tried these as a recommendation and I am glad I listened!! this smoke was AWESOME!!! I usually don't smoke down to the NUB and usually leave some of the last 3rds but I smoked this down until my fingers burned!!! IT is on the HIGH price but worth every cent if you like a long winded smoke with flavor and hardly any work from you on the draw!! did I mention the ASH??? I had an ash about half way down the cigar, NOW THAT'S TIGHT!!!
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Nice medium cigar
Nice medium cigar
5 out of 5
The new cigar definition.
A perfect cigar. No really. Perfect construction that generates a solid smoking experience. Rich, solid flavor. Its just a great great cigar. Its what all other cigars should be measured against. I've tried a couple of the size, and they are all great. Certainly on the full side of the equation, but not a brute. Something that most people can enjoy. The flavor, must be tried.
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1st Time trying. Won’t be my last.
Tried these based on a friends rec. this is a great cigar that lasts 1.5-2 hours with different levels of taste and strength progressively. I will definetly be ordering more. The price is a little high but well worth it. Definitely in my top 3. 1. Pardon 1928 2. MF the Judge 2. This one. Try one out and you won’t be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar
Interesting 6 sided shape that actually fells good between the fingers. Easy draw with plenty of smoke. Definitely in the medium to full range. Smoked this one down to the nub. Really liked this cigar. Yes it is pricey, but well worth the money and I wasn't disappointed.

Plasencia's Mindblowing "Debut"

Joey J.

Five generations is one helluva long lineage. And that’s exactly what the Plasencia family brings to the table. If you’re not familiar with the name, I’m almost positive you’ve enjoyed some of their cigars. Check out this résumé — Nestor Plasencia currently makes 5 Vegas Gold, Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli, Romeo 505 Nicaragua, and many, many more. So, back in 2017, Nestor decided it was finally time for the Plasencia name to become a household name and released a series of cigars, all starting with the Plasencia Alma Fuerte. 

It takes some real cojones to enter the market with a $22 blend. But the Plasencias believed in their product, and trusted that once people tried the Alma Fuerte cigar for themselves they’d be on board. 

Personally, I overlooked the brand for the first few months of its release (I prefer my cigars to land around the $5 mark), but after Alma Fuerte received a 93-rating and earned a spot in the Top 10 Cigars of 2017, I figured it was time to give it a shot. As luck would have it, myself and an equally wise and handsome group of cigar lovers were just down in Nicaragua and visited with the Plasencias. There, after insisting I embarrass myself by attempting to ride a horse for the first time in front of a crowd (it ended poorly), Nestor proudly handed us a box of the Alma Fuerte in the Sixto II Haxagon and Generacion V Salomon size. 

Initial impression? This cigar’s an A+. Not only does it look beautiful, but it retails for over a Jackson, and I got it for free. And as CI’s resident mooch, that’s most certainly appreciated.  

After a little wining and dining that evening, I retired to the patio to give this cigar the attention it deserves. Each size is an accomplishment on their own, with only the most skilled rollers capable of handling the unique vitolas. On top, the Alma Fuerte is wrapped in a reddish-hued Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper, overtop Nicaraguan binder and filler.

On first light, I was not disappointed. This cigar starts rich from the get go, with notes of leather and soft spice combining in an enjoyably long finish. As the cigar progresses, hints of cocoa and black pepper join the mix, with the profile edging more towards medium to full-bodied, but never going all the way to the top of the scale. If I had to make a knock against the cigar, the burn was slightly wavy, but I’m really nitpicking at this point — I never once needed to relight or touch-up the cigar throughout the hour and a half of burn time. 

There’s some bells-and-whistles on this cigar in terms of packaging (the lid doubles as an ashtray), but all that stuff is just icing on the cake. Plasencia Alma Fuerte is a fantastic blend that you should shell up the cash for next time you have a special occassion. You won’t regret it.