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Plasencia 1865 Alma Fuerte

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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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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robustus I (Robusto) (5.2"x52)
Box of 10
In Stock
$207.40
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$186.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Nestor IV Toro (6.2"x54)
Box of 10
In Stock
$222.30
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$201.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Sixto II Hexagon (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 10
In Stock
$233.40
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$211.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Salomon
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Generacion V Salomon (7.0"x58)
Box of 10
In Stock
$244.50
| save $22.51 9% off
$221.99
Profile
Shape
Salomon
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Jalapa
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
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5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
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5 out of 5
Great smoke
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5 out of 5
It’s all good my favorite
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5 out of 5
One exquisite smoke. Checks all the boxes. One of my top smokes in the humidor. You will not be disappointed with this one.
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5 out of 5
E.P.Carillo knocks it out of the park with this flavorful masterpiece. It gets better as it gets down to the end.
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5 out of 5
Simply Put - A Great Cigar. One of the Reasons, I rarely smoke Cubans.
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5 out of 5
Very smooth.
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5 out of 5
Purchased a second box without individual wrapped sticks. Amazing flavor and aroma. Wrapper impeccable, great construction. Nice, long smoke. Don’t rush the burn.
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5 out of 5
I first tried the 1865 Alma Fuerte on my trip to Little Havana Florida. I was hooked, Great taste, Perfect burn and it lasted a long time.
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5 out of 5
Placencia cigars have been my favorite for several years now. CI makes it so easy to order and receive at home without having to go out and pay more.
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5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
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5 out of 5
My #1 cigar!
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5 out of 5
Great cigar through and through. Great with alone or with your choice of adult beverage. You can't go wrong. This is my third box!
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5 out of 5
As good as it gets! Full bodied and smooth. The Solomon is wonderfully constructed. Great aroma and has delicious, beautiful smoke. The only cigar that might be better is the 6x60 1865 Alma Fuerte hexagon. I like the 60 gauge a lot too. Can't go wrong with Placencia. Careful if you never tried you might get hooked. Hard to follow with anything else.
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5 out of 5
Perfect smoke
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5 out of 5
Full of flavor
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4 out of 5
Excellent full bodied smoke. Consistent all the way thru
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5 out of 5
A truly great cigar. Everything just works on this cigar. A well made, great tasting cigar. Better than most Davidoff, better than Montecristo, better than most Patron
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5 out of 5
By all counts this is one of my all time favorite smokes. Not quite a perfect draw, but all around outstanding. Awfully expensive.
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5 out of 5
one of the best ever
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5 out of 5
You get what you’re paying for with this one (Salomon). Powerful, full of flavor, great draw and burns fairly evenly.
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4 out of 5
Great cigars but why were they individually labeled for sale by the stick?
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5 out of 5
One of my favorite sticks. Flavors profile is remarkable.
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5 out of 5
One of the best cigars out there!!
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5 out of 5
Awesome cigar very smooth and great taste. Pairs well with my Old Forester bourbon ??
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5 out of 5
Reminds me of the A f Anjeho, which is my favorite!
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5 out of 5
excellent smoke
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5 out of 5
Great cigars. Can't go wrong with any of the Alma Fuerte smokes, and these were the perfect size for me. Burn smooth, nice easy draw and plenty of good smoke.
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5 out of 5
Nice stick!!
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5 out of 5
Probably my Favorite Cigar. This stick lasts for hours but you will savor every minute. Great flavor and perfect draw. I love the Robusto better but this is a Great Stick.
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5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
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5 out of 5
Outstanding smoke with an interesting press
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5 out of 5
I first tried the Plasencia 1865 in Little Havana on our trip to Miami this year. From the first smoke, I was hooked. Full flavor, The draw was perfect and the burn lasted for easily over an hour or two. This is hands down my Favorite Stick. I cannot put this one down
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5 out of 5
These are a true gem of a cigar, but certainly not a daily smoker unless you have deep pockets. You'd better set aside at least two hours when enjoying this robust slow burner. The draw is impeccable from first light to last pull. And the flavors are deep and consistent. I end each week enjoying one, and I'll definitely be replenishing my stock. Worth every penny, for sure. Splurge, and indulge yourself.
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5 out of 5
Great draw, wonderful even smoke, flavor profile was warm and fruitful
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5 out of 5
Plasencia 1865 Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon is slowly becoming my favorite cigar. I thought the Hex version was my favorite until I tried this one about 6 months ago. Hands down the best smoke for the value.
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3 out of 5
Aroma is good • Construction is classic makes for a smooth Draw and great flavor. It's a solid 3.5.
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5 out of 5
Excellent
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4 out of 5
The burn is slow and the flavor develops about a third if the way and it makes for a legitimate 3.5
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5 out of 5
Excellent Slow Burning Cigar
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5 out of 5
The draw has been near perfect. On the first stick there was some resistance but it later opened up. Flavors are bold and full. Leathery, creamy, with spice finish. Absolutely love the construction of the stick. Very little toasting needed to get the party started.
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5 out of 5
Perfect construction. One of my favorite smokes .
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5 out of 5
An immediate classic and a permanent member of my cigar rotation.
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4 out of 5
I gave it a 4/5 due to the hexagon construction. Didn't care for the shape but the cigar tasted great. Medium to full body.
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5 out of 5
This cigar is amazing! My second box! Worth every penny! The size is perfect and this cigar is wonderful down to the nub. You will not go wrong with this purchase! You deserve it! You’ve earned! Pull the trigger!! Trust me!!
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5 out of 5
Great smoke !
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5 out of 5
Outstanding stick! It’s a big cigar with a smooth draw. The burn was a little problematic in the last 25% of the cigar. Wrapper was a slow burn that caused me to relight it a couple of times! Never “got hot”. Amazingly, this is a 2 hour cigar that is an adventure! Put this one on your list if you are a “cigar smoker”…not for the new smoker. Loved it!
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5 out of 5
Great taste, solid long burn! My go to cigar always!!
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5 out of 5
My favorite smoke, delicious from start to finish, med to strong, clean even burn. Nice presentation in the box, almost a shame to break up the 10. Pricey but worth it especially if you catch a sale. Try em!
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5 out of 5
One of my favorites!
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Plasencia's Mindblowing "Debut"

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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.