Plasencia Cigars showcased two new blends at the PCA 2021 trade show in Las Vegas, one of which was announced in January of this year, the other being held back until the morning of the trade show’s first day of exhibition.
The former is the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon Colorado Claro, a spinoff of the fan-favorite Alma Fuerte cigar. The original Alma Fuerte consists of four sizes, with the hexagonally shaped Sixto II attracting enough fanfare to warrant its own new wrapper variant. As such, the company developed the Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon Colorado Claro, using virtually the same binder/filler and swapping the dark Jalapa wrapper of the original for a new Colorado claro-shade leaf that has been aged for 10 years. The cigars shipped at the beginning of this year in a singular 6″ x 60 size, retailing for $21 MSRP.
Announced to the public on day one of the show was the Plasencia Cosecha 149, a sequel to the Plasencia Cosecha 146 cigar. The 149 follows the theme of honoring the Plasencia family’s tobacco growing heritage, which dates back to 1865. Counting each tobacco crop year, the Cosecha 149 uses tobaccos exclusively harvested in 2014—the family’s 149th harvest (or cosecha). The blend is Honduran puro, using tobaccos from the Plasencias various farms throughout the country and being rolled at their Tabacos de Oriente factory in Honduras. The cigars are described as medium-full in body, with three sizes available in 10-count boxes: Santa Fe (4¾” X 60 | $12), La Vega (5″ X 52 | $13), and Azuacualpa (6″ X 52 | $14.50).