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Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma del Campo Guajiro

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder cigarsmoke.net
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Plasencia Alma del Campo Guajiro

 

 

 

Plasencia Alma del Campo premium handmade cigars are the second Alma line to join the amazing Plasencia portfolio.

Although the family has been involved with the tobacco industry for years, the Plasencia 1865 distribution company is a relatively new venture.

Plasencia has boasted superior blends and an un-matched level of craftsmanship, both of which are apparent in Alma Del Campo cigars.

Where the Alma Fuerte line is undoubtedly ultra-premium, the Alma Del Campo represents a more affordable taste of their high-end offerings. 

The company’s focus with this phenomenal puro was to deliver one of the most balanced premium cigars available, and they accomplished this task with monumental success, as every aspect of these cigars exude quality.

 

 

 


Packaging for the Placencia Alma Del Campo Guajiro in 10 count boxes made with a lid that doubles as an ashtray.

 

 

 

Available Alma Del Campo Sizes:

  • Travesía (Toro Extra): 6 1/2 x 54
  • Sendero (Toro Gordo): 6 x 56
  • Madroño (Gordo): 6 1/2 x 58
  • Guajiro (Robusto Gordo): 5 1/2 x 54
  • Tribu (Robusto): 5 x 52

 

 

  • APPEARANCE

 

The Nicaraguan wrapper is graham cracker in color, minimal tooth it’s smooth showing seam with visible vein.

At 5 1/2 x 54 it’s rolled in the Robusto Gordo or Guajiro format with a wide open foot and a rounded triple cap.

Three bands sit on the vitola.

The primary band is colored white and grey and shaped like home plate.

On the band reads “PLASENCIA” with “ALMA DEL CAMPO” in white font on a grey background.

Above is a circle “P” for Plasencia.

A smaller thin band sits atop the cigar with a band of circular “P’s” in white with a grey background.

A third band sits around the foot colored in white with grey boarders it reads “ALMA DEL CAMPO” in grey font on a white background.

Pre-light aroma had notes of honey, nougat and black current.

The cold draw produced flavors of vanilla, dried fruit and leather spice on the lips and palate.

 

 

 

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

 

A pleasant aroma of rich cedar off the toasted foot.

The blend immediately produced flavors of chocolate, mocha and sweet cedar sans first light bitterness and char.

Creamy leather and coffee appear in the background with nuances of sweet maple char.

The spicy element is in the form of a light leather bite with a distinct sweet and nutty finish.

Mild black pepper spice on the retro-hale evolving into flavors of caramel and toffee balancing in with the aforementioned flavors.

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

 

In the second half dark chocolate, mocha, cedar and graham cracker are up front and on point.

The background profile of creamy leather, nougat and French roast coffee balance in with the core flavors for a long sweet and nutty finish.

A consistent light leather bite is keeping the Alma Del Campo straight MED bodied.

The retro-hale is producing a warm sensation through the nose with light black pepper, caramel and toffee.

 

  • FINAL THIRD

 

In the final third core flavors of dark chocolate, mocha, cedar with a continued graham cracker sweetness are up front and on point since cruise control burn.

The background remains consistent with creamy leather, nougat and coffee with a complex balanced and distinct leather bite at a level of MED with a smokey nutty finish.

The retro-hale has morphed into a warm cinnamon spice through the nose producing continuous evolving flavors of caramel and toffee.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

 

• CONSTRUCTION: The Alma Del Campo performed flawlessly! The silky smooth Nicaraguan wrapper had no cracks, blemishes or palpable soft spots.

 

• BURN: Consistent combustion of wrapper, binder and filler with a straight burn line producing a thick black circular carbon line.

 

• ASH: The salt and pepper colored ash was thick and held an inch-plus. In the final third the ash turned almost black producing a stack of dimes.

 

• CUT: A large v-cut was used on all examples 4 smoked for review.

 

• DRAW: Mild resistance on the draw producing adequate smoke output.

 

• RE-LIGHTS: Zero re-lights required.

 

• FIRE: Long cedar matches.

 

• STRENGTH: Straight MED bodied wheelhouse.

 

  • CONCLUSION

 

Plasencia became the largest grower of tobacco in the world with more than 6,000 employees, 4 factories, and 8 plantations in Honduras and Nicaragua, producing 40 million cigars a year.

To say they have a unique and special selection of primo tobacco is an understatement.  

The Alma Del Campo Guajiro produced a complex balance of MED bodied flavors.

Mild black pepper with a distinct leather bite that eventually transitioned to cinnamon spice balanced in with dark chocolate, mocha, cedar and a graham cracker sweetness that was an absolute pleasure to smoke.

About the only downfall is the price, but hey you get the lid which doubles as a pewter ashtray.

Box worthy, I purchased the cigars for review last Sept 2018 and are they are only getting better with age.

 

 

 

 


Cigar reviewed: Plasencia Alma del Campo Guajiro 

Cigars for review: Purchased (Box)

Cigars smoked for review: 4

Cigar Smoke Rate: 93

Size: 5 1/2 x 54 (Robusto Gordo)

Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Production: Regular

Box count: 10

Country of origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A. factory, Nicaragua

News source: Plascencia cigars

Photos by: Cigar Smoke

 

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