Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I Named The 2020 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Journal

December 18, 2020

Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower, is excited to share the news that European-based Magazine, Cigar Journal, has named the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I the “2020 Cigar of the Year”. This marks the third Top 25 for Plasencia Cigars since 2016 (previous top 25 ranking in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Snob Magazine).

Plasencia Cigars CEO Nestor Andres Plasencia stated: “We are both grateful and honored that the cigar tasting panel at Cigar Journal recognized the Alma Fuerte Robustus I as the 2020 Cigar of the Year. We also wanted to thank the publisher of Cigar Journal, Mr. Reinhold Widmayer. Most of all, we wanted to recognize the retailers and public who have welcomed our brand with open arms.”

Cigar Journal’s description of the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I:  Alma means soul and reflects the core knowledge of the family – to cultivate excellent tobacco. The Alma Fuerte Robustus I embodies exactly that: a blend that is second to none, made from Nicaraguan top-quality tobacco. With the Alma Fuerte Robustus I, we particularly liked the depth of taste, which is particularly noticeable from the second third.

Tasting notes by Cigar Journal:

Pepperiness and caramel/cinnamon sweetness are a good match in this almost black box-pressed cigar. It develops cedary, nutty and coffee aromas with herbal spice. During the smoke it becomes more expressive.


The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I is a Nicaraguan puro using tobacco from the vast Plasencia library of tobaccos. The blend is expressed in a 51/2 X 52 Robusto vitola and comes in a 10-count box. MRSP is $18.65.

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