Plasencia Year of the Ox 2021


  • 1:31:25 PM

    Wrapper: Oily/smooth

  • 0 min

    Band: Satisfactory

  • 4 min

    Off to a rocky start, drawing very little smoke. Let's hope it picks up when the tip widens.

  • 5 min

    Oh yeah, there it is!

  • 5 min

    Earth

  • 6 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 8 min

    I get a very distinct thyme flavor, never had that before in a cigar.

  • 8 min

    Wood

  • 10 min

    Wood

  • 10 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 10 min

    Vegetal

  • 11 min

    Plenty of smoke now, and a plethora of woody, herbal and grassy flavors.

  • 16 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 16 min

    Wood

  • 21 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 24 min

    Wood

  • 29 min

    Wood

  • 29 min

    At the start the flavors were mostly herbal with some wood, now it's the other way around.

  • 29 min

    Vegetal

  • 33 min

    Cigar starting to taper, more grassy flavors now. A rather mellow smoke so far.

  • 35 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 35 min

    Vegetal

  • 38 min

    Pepper

  • 38 min

    Animal

  • 43 min

    Wood

  • 43 min

    Pepper

  • 44 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 51 min

    Animal

  • 51 min

    Earth

  • 52 min

    Vegetal

  • 58 min

    Animal

  • 60 min

    About halfway through the cigar took a clearly distinguishable turn toward more earthy flavors.

  • 66 min

    Sweet

  • 66 min

    Vegetal

  • 68 min

    Animal

  • 68 min

    Pepper

  • 70 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 71 min

    The flavors are all over the place now, every draw a different experience. A great finale after a slow start.

  • 73 min

    Sweet

  • 75 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 75 min

    Sweet

  • 75 min

    Vegetal

  • 80 min

    The second half has a distinctly fruity character that I find quite unique.

  • 81 min

    Animal

  • 83 min

    Pepper

  • 92 min

    Overall a great cigar. The first half was calm, too calm for my taste. The second was great and unique. In a blind tasting, I would have put it down as Dominican.

  • 92 min

    Draw: Very good

  • 92 min

    Burn: Very good

  • 92 min

    Ash: Very good

  • 92 min

    Strength: Medium

  • Result
    Appearance 63
    Construction 100
    Complexity 100
    Dynamics 100
    Strength 50
    Total 86
Production Details

Brand Owner
Caribbean Cigar Company, S.A.
Factory
Plasencia Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper
Nicaragua
Binder
Nicaragua
Filler
Nicaragua
Size
7 x 58
Status
Discontinued 2021

Ratings

Score Percentile Rank
86 4 8

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