Plasencia Alma Fuerte Salamon Genercaion V

Posted on August 24 2020

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Salamon Genercaion V

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Salamon Genercaion V

Cigars Smoked: Several

Smoking Time: 88 Minutes

MSRP: $22.00

Vitola: Salamon (6.25x54)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Visual Inspection: This cigar is an absolutely gorgeous stick made by Plasencia cigars. From the sturdy yet elegant wrapper leaf it is easy to see this masterpiece was constructed by a pro. Seams are nearly unrecognizable, even with this difficult vitola.

Cold Draw: Grass, light notes of earth, slight sweetness. Even given the small gauge foot on this cigar I will note the cold draw was very easy to pull. No issues, no restrictions on draw.

First Third: Wow what a first third this is. This cigar delivers significant transition as a result of its shape, and that is one of the reasons why I love it. On the initial light, the burst of the wrapper is evident. Earthy, leathery, sweet notes, a slight savory flavor there as well. This beauty quickly smokes from its narrowest to its widest, and what a wonderful roller coaster that is. On a side note, I love smoking cigars with dynamic gauge transitions for this reason, it really helps the pallet identify the difference that the blend makes. All of the previously identified flavors are still present, but the volume has been turned down on them, and an earthy sweetness has come forward. 

Second Third: Given the unique shape of this cigar, most would expect burn issues, but I have experienced none, the burn is clean, even and basically perfect. The ash is deep gray and black, and fits perfectly with the cigar, a note, it is awesome to see the ash in the shape of the original cigar. The flavors are about the same from the transition to the widest gauge, but as the cigar narrows again a full body spice grows, it is not overpowering,  I would call it perfect.

Final Third: The focused shape of this cigar intensifies the flavors present in the second third. For me this is the best part of this cigar, although there are not significant changes in complexity or flavors. The flavors are intensified.

Final Thoughts: I have always loved this line from Plasencia. The hexagonal box press that they make is really amazing in flavor, experience, and looks, but this Salamon takes the cake for experience and flavors.



-Chris

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