The 92-rated Plasencia Cosecha 146 was Cigar Aficionado’s #24 Cigar of 2018! With medium body and a wealth of oak, sweet vanilla, and red pepper spice flavor, this one...
The 92-rated Plasencia Cosecha 146 was Cigar Aficionado’s #24 Cigar of 2018! With medium body and a wealth of oak, sweet vanilla, and red pepper spice flavor, this one is a definite winner.
All of the tobacco in the Plasencia Cosecha 146 is Criollo '98. The wrapper was grown in the Jamastran Valley in Honduras, while the binder is the product of Estelí, Nicaragua. Inside, the filler is a mix of Nicaraguan tobacco from Condega and a Honduran blend from Olancho and the Jamastran Valley.
The Plasencias have had a lot of time to grow the right tobacco. They’re been at it for five generations, with roots that go back to Cuba way before Castro’s revolution. In fact, “Cosecha 146” means “146th harvest.” Thus, this cigar was named to commemorate the family’s 146th annual tobacco crop. It’s a staggering heritage, really. While some companies are celebrating success over multiple decades, the Plasencias are celebrating success over centuries.
The beginning was in 1865, when Don Eduardo Plasencia first left the Canary Islands off the coast of Northwestern Africa. He made his way to Vuelta Abajo, Cuba and began growing tobacco. Tobacco farming went well for the family, and they kept it up through the generations as they were driven by political turmoil from one country to the other. But no matter where they were, when they arrived, they would put seed to soil and get back to work. You can’t argue with the results: the Plasencias are now the world’s biggest tobacco growers, with no signs of slowing down.
But it all goes back to that first crop in Cuba nearly 150 years ago. If only Don Eduardo could see how well his descendants did with his legacy…
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