“The Plasencia Alma del Fuego Candente was good enough to make the Cigar Coop Top 20 last year. The Concepción size shines even more…I believe the Concepción is the Belle of the Ball of this line.”
Wrapper Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan, including Ometepe
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Concepción: 6 x 54
Coming in at #17 is the Plasencia Alma del Fuego Concepcíon. First released in 2019, Alma del Fuego was the third installment of Plasencia’s “Alma” series. In the case of Alma del Fuego, this translates to “Soul of Fire.” The vitola name “Concepción” refers to a volcano on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. The Alma del Fuego blend incorporates tobaccos from Ometepe into the filler.
In addition to the Ometepe tobaccos in the filler, the blend to the Plasencia Alma del Fuego Concepcíon consists of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. The cigar is finished with a dark sun-grown wrapper grown in the Jalapa region. The Concepción size is a 6 x 54 Toro. As for production, the Plasencias ae producing the Alma de Fuego at their factory in in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The Plasencia Alma del Fuego delivered notes of mocha, dried fruit, mineral, cream, and white pepper. For the most part ,the flavors delivered were in the medium to full range countered by medium strength.
This is the second consecutive year, Plasencia Cigars has landed on the Countdown. It’s also the second consecutive year the Alma del Fuego lands on the Countdown. Last year, the Candente size came in at the #20 slot. Meanwhile, Nicaragua continues to be a dominant country of origin for cigars making the 2021 list. Of the fourteen cigars we have unveiled moving up the Countdown, this is the tenth one from Nicaragua.
For details of the 2021 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2021 criteria.
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