Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez Toro

Initial Thoughts:

Have you ever smoked an organic cigar? Neither had I. So when I got the Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez Toro from Good Cigar Co. and found out that it was one of the few truly organic cigars on the market, I was pretty stoked!

Here's a blurb from our partners at Famous Smoke about this cigar:

Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez cigars are the ORIGINAL 100% certified organic cigars. Using pre-Colombian farming methods, Plasencia grows the tobaccos in two regions of Nicaragua where the soils are dark, rich and pristine. After harvesting, the leaves are carefully cured, then aged three years to produce a rich-tasting, well-balanced blend. These mild to medium-bodied cigars have a pure, natural tobacco flavor augmented by woody notes.

And since I've been curious about marketing cigar like coffee (which typically isn't organic either), this cigar came at the perfect time for me.

The Reserva Original is a Nicaraguan puro. This vitola, the Cortez, is a toro that has a tapered end on both ends. After cutting the head with my guillotine, the draw was perfect.

However, after smoking the cigar for about ten minutes, the light flavors weren't lining up with the darker wrapper. We'll see how this goes!


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Brand: Plasencia
Line: Reserva Original
Size: 5 3/4 x 56
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $9.00 – Good Cigar Co
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Final Thoughts:

If you just love organic stuff, then you'll probably want to seek out the Plasencia Reserva Original. However, if you're not that into the organic trend, you could probably skip this stick.

The burn of this cigar was fairly uneven. The flavors were very light with hints of cinnamon. In the final third, those flavors really thinned out and it was difficult to taste anything at all. However, the draw was great through the entire smoke.

Although it's not without its struggles, I'd still smoke one of these cigars with you if you wanted to try the “organic” Plasencia Reserva Original. So, for that reason, the Reserva Original earns a CigarScore 3.

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