JC Newman

April 10, 2021

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I (6 x 60 Hexagon Box Pressed)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

In October 2016, Plasencia 1865—which is the Miami-based distribution network for Plasencia branded cigars—debuted its first line named Alma Fuerte. One of the three vitolas in the line was a very unusually shaped size named Sixto, a 6 x 60 gordo that featured a hexagon box-press, meaning there are six sides instead of the normal four sides that most box-pressed cigars have.

Last December, Plasencia started shipping a new version of the Sixto, this time wrapped in a 10-year-aged Colorado claro wrapper grown on the company’s farms in Jalapa, Nicaragua. While the wrapper is different from the original version, most other details remained the same: the internal blend is still made up of all Nicaraguan tobacco, the price is still $21 each and it is still being sold in hexagonally-shaped 10-count boxes.   


“When we created the hexagon shaped vitola, we did it with the intent to push the boundaries of cigar making,” said Nestor Andrés Plasencia, ceo of Plasencia 1865, in a press release. “The Colorado Claro wrapper adds a different dimension to this already unique cigar. We proudly look forward to exposing the public to the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon.”

The Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon Colorado Claro is rolled at the Plasencia Cigars S.A. factory in Nicaragua.

Blend and Origin:

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.

Wrapper: Nicaragua (Colorado Claro)

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Length: 6 Inches

Ring Gauge: 60

Vitola: Gordo

MSRP: $21 (Box of 10, $210)

I recently reviewed the Robustus which did very well. It received a score of 94.

The cigar is quite unique looking with it's six sides. They are sharp and distinct. The cigar has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were citrus, cedar, pear, leathery nutmeg, and light black coffee. There was average black pepper rated at 7. Nice, sweet start.

At the first third (37 minutes) the citrus notes have developed more. They are a definite orange citrus with a lot of sweetness. There are also a touch of cedar, nice brown sugar, citrus peel, nutmeg with light leather notes, and a light black coffee base. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish has a lot of citrus peel with minor sweetness and nutmeg with average lingering black pepper. The first third has gotten very sweet and it's blossomed. I rated it 95.

As I moved through the second third (1 hour) the cigar has not changed much. The cigar still has a lot of orange citrus, brown sugar, leathery nutmeg, and a black coffee base. The finish is unchanged but the lingering black pepper has improved. The cigar is still medium bodied. There are more sweeter notes than lower level notes so the cigar is not in balance but it's very flavorful. The flavors in this cigar are up my alley. I rated the second third 95.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 28 minutes. This cigar does not change much. Being hyper critical, the leathery nutmeg rose a little in the final third. But that's ok because the cigar was not in balance so they help bring the cigar more in balance. I'd call the cigar medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. I rated the final third 95. A very good cigar and for me it's just a bit better than the Robustus. Both are great cigars.

Overall Score: 95

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