Earlier this year, I tried the Robusto vitola of the Plasencia Reserva 1898, and I liked it. This time, I went for the Toro simply because I was looking for something that would last longer than the Robusto.
Overall, the Plasencia Reserva 1898 is an affordable cigar that tastes great. I like to pair it with Johnnie Walker Black Label or The Famous Grouse Smoky Black, but a good glass of gin and tonic also goes very well with it.
It was a very fine smoke on a very fine day. I paired it with Laphroaig 10.
Aesthetically speaking, I can say that I liked the Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo better. That would be the more attractive vitola. But in terms of taste and experience, the Toro was as amazing as the Torpedo.
I got hints of creamy cappuccino, black pepper, prune, and leather.
The Rocky Patel Decade Toro had a good draw, and it burned evenly until finish.