I haven't been smoking Plasencia cigars all that long, but the ones I've had, I loved. I gave the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V a CigarScore of 5, and I have high hopes for this cigar, the Alma Del Campo.
The Plasencia Alma Del Campo I smoked was the Sendero S., a 6 x 56 “Toro Gordo,” and it is a pretty large cigar. After cutting it twice with my guillotine, each time to get a better draw, I lit the massive cigar with hopes of enjoying a lighter version of the Generacion V. However, after just a few puffs, I can already tell this is going to be a very difference cigar from the Alma Fuerte.
Line: Alma Del Campo
Size: 6 x 56
After struggling for over an hour with the Plasencia Alma Del Campo, I didn't care for it. When compared to the quality and flavors of the Generacion V, I just don't get what Plasencia was trying to accomplish with the Del Campo.
This cigar was plagued with a tight burn that left me wanting more. I tried to fully taste the tobacco, but the stems in the smoking end and other causes prevented enjoyment. The odd flavors of over-ripe citrus that showed up in the second half also contributed to my unenjoyment. Additionally, the cigar had a bad burn a good portion of my time smoking it.
Because of the mediocre build quality, odd flavors, and the enjoyment-hindering draw, the Plasencia Alma Del Campo gets a CigarScore of 2.