JC Newman

January 02, 2022

Plasencia Cosecha 149 La Vega (robusto) (5 x 52)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

At the 2021 Trade Show, Plasencia Cigars launched the Plasencia Cosecha 149. The name Cosecha is Spanish for Harvest. In the case of the Cosecha 149, it’s a cigar comprised of 100% Honduran tobacco from the Plasencia family’s 149th harvest.

The Plasencia 149 is the second installment of Plasencia’s Cosecha series. In 2017, Plasencia launched the Plasencia 146, a cigar made up of tobaccos from the Plasencia’s 146th crop that was harvested in 2011. The Plasencia 149 features tobaccos harvested in 2014 from various Plasencia family farms in Honduras.

The Plasencia Cosecha 149 is presented in three sizes – each in ten-count boxes. It is a Honduran puro using tobacco from the Plasencia family’s various Honduran farms. This medium to full-bodied blend features plenty of spice and toasty crispness (which is unique to Honduran tobacco). The smoking experience changes to a smoother, balanced middle finish.

“We are so excited to present the Plasencia Cosecha 149 at this year’s PCA. Honduran tobacco is incredibly unique. We felt strongly that to commemorate our 149th harvest the cigar needed to set itself apart. We look forward to sharing this blend with the smoking public, ” commented CEO Nestor Andrés Plasencia in a press release prior to the 2021 PCA Trade Show.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran

Country of Origin: Honduras

Factory: Tabacos de Oriente

Vitolas Offered

Santa Fe (Gordito): 4.3/4 X 60. (MSRP $12.00)

La Vega: (Robusto): 5 X 52. (MSRP $13.00) REVIEWED TODAY

Azuacualpa (Toro): 6 X 52 (MSRP $14.50)

The cigar is quite dark and well made. The test draw after cutting the cap was good with a touch of firmness. The initial flavors at light up were sweet pear, a little citrus peel, nice brown sugar, nice cinnamon, nutmeg, a vanilla wafer type flavor, and a light black coffee base. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. A nice start.

At the first third (35 minutes) the burn line is just a hair off but the ash is very tight. The cigar has gotten very sweet. I had sweet pear, brown sugar, hints of citrus peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a light black coffee base. The vanilla wafer flavor seems to be filtering away. It may be due to the elevated brown sugar possibly hiding those notes. The finish is light pear and brown sugar with good lingering black pepper. A sweet finish. The cigar is very good and sweet. I rated the first third 94.

Moving through the second third (1 hour 7 minutes) the flavor notes are pretty close to what they've been. Now I had pear, a little cedar, nice brown sugar, cinnamon, light vanilla wafer, light nutmeg, light leather, and black coffee. The finish is pear, nutmeg, and brown sugar with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The cigar is very nice. I held the score of 94.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 28 minutes. The cigar still had nice sweet pear notes, light cedar, nice brown sugar and cinnamon, light wafer notes, nutmeg, light leather, and elevated black coffee. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is light pear, brown sugar, and nutmeg with very good lingering black pepper. This is a very good all Honduran cigar. I held the score of 94 and I recommend you try this cigar.

Overall Score: 94

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