Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San AgustinCigar Info

The Plasencia Cosecha 146 was introduced at the 2017 IPCPR trade show. The cigar was created to commemorate the Plasencia Family’s first-ever tobacco harvest in 1865 in Cuba. The name comes from the fact that the tobacco leaves come from Plasencia Cigar’s 146th harvest which was the 2011-2012 crop. 

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

The tobacco from Cosecha 146 comes from Honduras and Nicaragua It comes in 20 count boxes in five sizes: La Musica: 5 x 50, La Vega: 5 1/4 x 52, San Luis: 5 3/4 x 54, San Augustin: 6 1/4 x 52, Monte Carlo: 6 x 58. There are future cigars in the Cosecha series in development.

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San AgustinVital Stats:

Vitola: Torpedo
Length: 6 1/4″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Nicaragua 
Wrapper: Honduras (Criollo ’98)
Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo ’98)
Filler: Nicaragua (Criollo ’98), Honduras (Criollo ’98)
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Blender: Nestor Plasencia
Number of reviewers: 4 Matt Cade (Cade) Sean F. (fullermaine) Jeremey W. (Jeremey) Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
Price: $13.50
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: November 2017
Contributed by: Plasencia Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San AgustinInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“Good construction, no cracks or imperfections ” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

Aroma: 90

“Grass aroma off the wrapper while the foot revealed a mild barnyard smell. The cold draw revealed a slight sense of walnut.” –Matt Cade (Cade)

First Third

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin
Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“I am picking up notes of raisin and leather on the first third.  Getting a perfect draw with a dull grey firm ash. Quite spicy on the retrohale ” –Jeremey W. (Jeremey)

“Upon ignition there’s black pepper on the nose and primarily oak on the draw. The aroma is wonderful and it draws like a dream. At around the one inch mark a roasted coffee note joins the woodsiness on the draw while pencil shavings is added to the pepper on the retrohale.” –Matt Cade (Cade)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin
Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The roasted coffee overtakes the oak in the second third with a saltiness also showing up. Those flavors gel really well with the pencil lead and sudden cedar component of the retrohale. The solid ash drops just before the halfway mark and construction remains outstanding. Towards the end of the second third a mineral note appears on the retrohale essentially muting the pepper.” –Matt Cade (Cade)

“still very consistent with the notes of raisin and leather. ash is still firm and dull grey. Draw is still perfect” –Jeremey W. (Jeremey)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin
Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

“Cedar, pencil shavings, coffee, and mineral are all now upfront. I would have liked to see that unique saltiness stick around a bit longer as it’s completely MIA in the final third. But there’s certainly enough active flavors here to forgive that. Construction has remained consistently good throughout with no touch-ups needed and the draw remaining open and clear throughout the entire cigar.” –Matt Cade (Cade)

“White ash goes to gray. Licorice and tea notes. Just a small hint of spice. Burns evenly with no re-light needed. Didn’t want to put this out. Wish I had a box to enjoy with the afternoon sun.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 99

“Beautiful draw with no re-light needed.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

Burn: 94

“Great burn, no delights or too wonky of a lopsided burn to be concerned about.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

Construction: 94

“No complaints at all, was solidly made.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 96

“This complex cigar featured some interesting flavor transitions which I highly enjoyed. The notes were all well defined and the transitions between the differing notes all made sense. I would recommend this stogie to both newcomers and seasoned cigar smokers alike.” –Matt Cade (Cade)

“One doesn’t do this cigar justice. If the opportunity presents itself, get a box or two. ” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

“Definitely a cigar I would smoke again. Quality constructed. This is a great afternoon cigar to enjoy with your buddies at the lounge. ” –Jeremey W. (Jeremey)

“A strong smoke, made well, great draw, but if you are into licking fence posts soaked in Drano and grape fruit juice while being punched in the face with a black pepper mill, you will enjoy it. I’ve had worse, I’ve had better, to each their own.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 63

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Matt Ca. 88 90 90 92 90 98 95 95 93
Sean F. 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Jeremey W. 95 90 93 92 90 100 95 95 95
Joseph S. 90 90 80 85 85 93 93 93 80

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Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin

Overall Score – 94 – Excellent

Blind Cigar Review: Plasencia | Cosecha 146 San Agustin
Summary
"This complex cigar featured some interesting flavor transitions which I highly enjoyed. The notes were all well defined and the transitions between the differing notes all made sense. I would recommend this stogie to both newcomers and seasoned cigar smokers alike." -Matt Ca. (Cade)
Appearance
93
Aroma
90
First Third
94
Second Third
93
Final Third
88
Draw
99
Burn
94
Construction
94
Overall Experience
96
94
Excellent