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La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado

You say Morado, I say Moraadooh!

Don't be fooled by its purple garb, La Perla Habana Morado is the real deal. A full-flavored, Cuban-esque handmade that can play ball with the best of 'em. Featuring an authentic, African Cameroon wrapper and a choice Nicaraguan long-filler blend, Morado unleashes a full-flavored assault of complexity. Notes of oak, caramel, and espresso are backed by rich tobacco goodness. A medium-bodied sipper that delivers every time.

La Perla Habana Morado received a well-deserved 93-point rating: An attractive cigar with an even draw and perfect burn. It delivers a substantial smoke, rich with profound tobacco flavors and a sweet note on the finish.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $190.00 $69.99
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
5-PACK In Stock $47.50 $24.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $170.00 $59.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
5-PACK In Stock $42.50 $19.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $180.00 $64.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
5-PACK In Stock $44.50 $19.99
Overall Rating 4.29 out of 5 Based on 49 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado”

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4 out of 5
a good cigar for golf
A little harsh but I like them that way for golf
5 out of 5
Creamy Black Pearl
Excellent value. I have been buying these for years and have yet to be disappointed. Ready to smoke right out of the box. They do tend to ripen a bit as they age, giving them a bit more body and thickness. I highly recommend these for a casual, every day burn. Great for siting around the campfire or just hanging out with friends and hoisting a few cold ones.
4 out of 5
Black Pearl Morado
Excellent smoke. Nice notes of coffee and cocoa. Very good construction and even burn. I would recommend this to my friends.
5 out of 5
A go to cigar that always delivers
Burns great and is a very tasty medium body cigar....
5 out of 5
The only cigar I smoke!
Best value out there and I've never been disappointed when I place an order-thanks CI!
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Very good everyday smoke, Reasonable price
5 out of 5
Tasty and smooth
Tasty and smooth
5 out of 5
Exceeds its Published Rating
Lives up to its rating, and then some because of its excellent construction, even burn; and it never becomes harsh. The trick to the excellence of this cigar is to give it a week or more in your humidor at or above 80% humidity.
2 out of 5
This is the first time I am not happy with a purchase. Cigars burnt out quickly, I have a humidor and know how to take care of cigars. When I wrote to C I was told to send back ones I didn't smoke. And how to freshen them. Very disappointed that after buying from them so long they assumed it was my handling and not the cigars. Been buying from them for years , never complained before.
5 out of 5
Black Pearl Morado
Smooth easy drawing and tasteful. Great for any type of drink, especially good with a dark beer. All my friends ask for them when we have an evening on the patio and a few drinks. Best Bang for the Buck! I Have had a few better but at a lot large price tag. I always keep them in stock for myself and guess. Thanks CI keep up the good deals!
4 out of 5
Karl G.
Best of the series, but I'm partial to Cameroon wrappers. Just right in strength for my tastes. Well packed with a good burn.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
My favorite cigar
5 out of 5
black crown chibs
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
I bought this box when it was my turn to the bring the cigar to "Cigar Club". I brought it because I have had a few and loved them. I'm the newest smoker in our group, about two years. Most of the guys have been cigar smokers for at least 20 years, and they all loved this cigar! I went with a box of 20 and ran out in just over an hour (there are 10 guys in the group). The Black Pearl Morado has a smooth flavor, great burn, and perfect draw. This wasn't a kick you in the face smoke. La Perla proves that full flavor doesn't have to be full strength.
5 out of 5
Wow, Wow and Wow!
Best value in a top rated cigar period! This 93 rated smoke has everything you could want in a cigar! Burns great, smooth flavors, burns cool and has enough kick to let you know you just smoked the real deal without knocking you out for the count! This is the one my neighbors steal from my humidor more than any other....dang it!
5 out of 5
Dark beauty
Black pearl has not let me down yet ,smooth smoke even burn,gonna keep going thru all of them.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
One of my favorites for the price
4 out of 5
la perla morado
I should not be letting on that this cigar is the best deal in the catalog (since the Nicaraguan ligero laced 2nds are never in stock). I have always been amazed at the quality/flavor of this cigar for such a good price. Each summer I spend a month in France and I take a good selection of top notch cigars ( cigars are not cheap in Europe by any means) and always throw in a box of these to make sure the supply of good smokes holds up.
3 out of 5
Found the draw a little tight, some uneven burning on most. The ones that drew good and even burned were a good smoke
5 out of 5
Pearl Morado
I love these cigars. For the price they are outstanding. Great daily smoke for the back nine. My friends always enjoy them too!
5 out of 5
Good favor
One of my favorites for the price
5 out of 5
Thank you
3 out of 5
OK cigar, but not what I was hoping for.
I really like Cameroon wrappers, and I'd read good things about the the La Perla Morado, so I ordered a 5-pack. Have to say it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. While the cigar smokes smoothly throughout, the first half is very underwhelming. No real flavor to speak of. After the midway point, it does pick up and you can start to taste the flavor of the tobaccos. But overall, for the price, you're better off looking elsewhere. If you like Cameroons, try a Partagas instead.
5 out of 5
Superb value!
Superb value. Perfect burn and nice mellow flavor with a well balanced medium body. Perfect every day cigar. Will definitely be stocking my 300 count humidor that I got for Christmas with these tasty treats!
2 out of 5
TRUST ME!! Some of them improve in flavor as they burn. But most do not. And all of them have that telltale cheap taste especially when you first light them. They have that squishy cheap construction too, not firm like a quality cigar. I give two stars because some of them do turn out alright as they smoke. Nonetheless, I've not smoked one shorter than two inches. I don't know how these were rated 90-something!!!
5 out of 5
Excellent service and prices
I always feel I'm getting fair prices and have never had any problem getting the correct order in timely manor
5 out of 5
Excellent service, as always!
Excellent service from Cigars International, as always!
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
Good cigar for the price and delivered on time
5 out of 5
Daily Pick
I have smoked this cigar for years as my daily go-to for a good full to medium flavored smoke. I think this cigar is the best value out there for a premium hand rolled cigar
5 out of 5
Great service
Great service
4 out of 5
Great out of the box, even better with a little age.
The La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado was already a highly rated cigar (93-I believe). And the price for such a highly rated cigar was such that I bought a box of the Belicosos. Out of the box, the cigar justifies its rating. It is a smooth, consistent, mild-medium smoke. I smoke them to a nub, they're that consistent. No harsh surprises as you get to the end. I put 10 in my humidor with my other "go to" cigars and put the rest in an old humidor that my cigar inventory had outgrown. Tried one after only 1 month and it was even better. A month isn't long, so after 2 months I tried another--I'd give it a 95. I'm determined to leave the rest for several more months. But the bottom line is you could buy these at a great price, put the whole box in your humidor and enjoy them everyday. When I reach for my first cigar of the day, I usually grab one out of the humidor. I'll definitely buy another box. If I really like a cigar, consistency becomes a big thing with me. I can say the La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Belicoso consistently satisfies and I can always count on the long gray/white ash.
3 out of 5
a little rough even after dinner
usually buy the sampler and find they are much better like the 60s , smoother some times size matters
5 out of 5
They are great thank yougre
Great service & great cigars
2 out of 5
93 Rated? I don’t think so!
I’m not sure who gave this cigar 93 points but, I could not even get through the first third before snubbing it out.
4 out of 5
Good Stick
Good flavor throughout. Had to relight a couple times on one of them but other than that they were great.
4 out of 5
Awesome cigars for the money
Consistently solid smokes at reasonable price.
5 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Robusto
Good draw, good construction, nice flavor. If you want a good everyday cigar at an affordable price, this is the one!.
4 out of 5
everyday smoke
Good smoke that I am pleased with but still prefer the Arturo Fuente knockoff that is obviously no longer available. I do appreciate the 15% discount coupon that arrived with my most recent order as I have been ordering with you very frequently and for quite a while now!
5 out of 5
All though I prefer the
All though I prefer the toro better than the Bellicose due to the easier draw. They are perfect for my cigar tastes. The pricing is fare, and shipping time is slow, but I order ahead of time so that I don't run out. I have tested many brands from your catalog, and found that the La Perla
5 out of 5
Great Cigar and Great Seller
I've been buying LPH Morado Robustos for several years now, and Cigar International always seems to have the best price point and service. The cigars themselves, if you haven't tried them, are top notch and have become the only cigar I smoke. Everything else pales in comparison. If you haven't tried a Morado, I highly recommend you sample one or a few.
1 out of 5
First time buyer at CI
Shipping was slower than others. All 3 brands of cigars ordered seemed too moist,hard to light,wrapper did not burn,loose packed and tasted terrible.
5 out of 5
Doug H.
The Morado has become my go-to cigar. Always a great smooth draw,lots of flavor with the great Camaroon wrapper. Can't beat the price either!
4 out of 5
Delicious, quick smoke!
My time is limited and when I desire to have a good tasting cigar after dinner and don't have lot's of time, I choose La Perla from the other cigars in my humidor.
4 out of 5
Good cigar for a good price
Good every day cigar, love the cameroon wrapper, goes great with an 8 ball stout.
1 out of 5
Can't keep lit/ can't draw/ a nice headache was the only thing these were good for.
5 out of 5
Fabulous 93 Point Rated Cigar!
Fabulous cigar deserving of it's 93 point rating!
5 out of 5
Great cigars at a great price.
Love the La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Robusto. Great smoke and flavor without the morning after taste. The Robusto is the perfect size for an enjoyable smoke around the fire pit.
5 out of 5
It's my favorite cigar from CI.
great smoke
3 out of 5
I am affraid the quality
I am affraid the quality of la perla habana maduro is going downhill.
Customer Testimonials
Got turned on to these about five years ago and have been in regular rotation in my humidor ever since. True African Cameroon wrapper just puts these in a whole other ballpark from the $2.00-$5.00 per stick gang. Spicy at first, broadside of flavor, and then... no, not overpowering, settles in! Amazing smoke, truly. Toro sized at 6X50 are perfect. Since they went to simple packaging, the price is stunning at CI. Construction is wonderful, and after literally hundreds of them later, not a single disappointment among each cigar. Age them a few weeks in the humidor, and be prepared for 40 minutes of smooth, nutty, spicy but flavorful burn. At the prices CI offers, you only lose if you don't buy.
If the La Perla Habana Morado were priced at $50/box I would smoke no other. Unfortunately I smoke 4-5 sticks per day, so I have to mix in some $2/ea sticks to prevent my wife from going on a rampage. There are very, very few offerings that can keep up with this multi-faceted stick: Diesel, Partagas, Fuente, and Padilla. Fortunately the LPH Morado sells for less, so it will always find a spot in my humidor. Smooth, well built, potent, and a good woman!
I've learned in 44 years of smoking dem ceegars that price has NOTHING to do with how I'm gonna like a stick...and the La Perla Black Pearl Morado is one of the reasons why! I like the bigger sizes, got me a box of Toros, and smoked 'em all... enjoyed every one! I don't get picky with my smokes, all I care about is hey...when I open my humidor, do my eyes fall upon a particular stick...and these fit the bill! They are gone now, so I'll be ordering more in the near future!
What an unappealing pale wrapper with an odd greenish hue. Don't be fooled; this one tastes, draws, and burns like perfection.
The La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado in the 6x60 is such a smooth and tasty smoke! The draw is perfect. Cedar, leather and creamy coffee bean notes. The ash is white and solid, easily producing 2" before dropping. A real pleasurable experience.
Taste like Jesus rolled them!!! I too was a skeptic than I pulled the trigger when a special offer came by and, Shhh! - Now I'd pay 3x the normal price. Complexity right from the start, once you think you've figured it out - BOOM - It changes again. These will always be in my humidor.
The Black Pearl Morados have quickly become a favorite. Great construction, even draw; smoke maturing in the air around you to a rich sweetness. The belicosos almost always burn evenly; very little maintenance involved. Overall a much better cigar than many that cost three times as much. Hint: CI’s periodic 20% off sales apply to these, making the price (even more) surprising considering the quality.
I got a box ten months ago and have one every month or so. Was a very good cigar off the truck, but every time I have one they seem to get better. The Cameroon wrapper is top notch, imparting that unique, semi-sweet taste you only get from a true Cameroon. Pair this with Nicaraguan fillers and you get a real winner. I have been a HUGE fan of Nicaraguan tobaccos since Oliva and Perdomo were just dipping their toes in the water. Well deserving of the 93 rating on it's own merits, but when you factor in value I would bump it up a couple more points. My 2nd box is now on it's way and these will always be in my humidor.
This is a great cigar! In the past two years plus, I have smoked 10 boxes. ALL 200 of those cigars were perfect. Great draw, great burn, great smoke, no wrapper issues at all. Needless to say it is on auto-ship, and I buy them whenever there is any special. Keep a box in you humidor, if you can.
One of the best under $3.00 per cigar brands out there. Not sure who's really making it but I don't care because it's reliable and considerable every time.
Love them, and many people do. They are on back order last three times I tried to order. Rojo Toro is right up there. Like them almost as much.
Hands down one of the BEST CIGARS I have ever smoked. Pure pleasure from the first draw. I can't keep myself faithful to one cigar when their are so many wonderful products on the market. Here we have history with no over pricing. Here we have tradition and no thousand label marketing. If I were to be stuck on an island? Hands down the Morado is my cigar of choice!
If a cigar a day keeps the doctor away then this is my daily medicine. I personally taste unique hints and aroma of black cherry with a nice smooth sweetness on the end. A lovely experience that has deserved its accolades. These have a future with me. Life is good.
....At first seemed a little harsh, but after a few more puffs.....this cigar turned really nice. Glad I pulled the trigger on them!
I typically smoke a cigar or two throughout the week with co-workers and usually burn a few more over the weekend. Since I don’t go through too many, I don’t think twice about splurging for an hour or more of genuine smoking enjoyment. I don’t do “every day cigars”—either it’s good or it isn’t. The La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Belicosos are fantastic at any price. I am passionate about cigars, and while I like to give them some time to sit in my humi, like any passion I get excited—I always light one as soon as I get a box. I did the same today when I came home to two boxes of these; I’m glad I did and can only look forward to how they mellow after some time in the box. First off, although the CI description says “Cuban-esque,” I would disagree, I didn’t get the dry cocoa powder and slight “twang” from this cigar that you would normally associate with a cigar from south of Miami. That isn’t a bad thing. What this cigar excels at is bring the best qualities of its constituents into a glorious whole—the result of which is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. The slight sweetness of a true African Cameroon marries beautifully with a foundation of the savory nuances Nicaraguan tobacco has become famous for. It doesn’t need to be, “Cuban-esque,” it is something quite different, but just as good or better than anything coming from the forbidden island. These cigars smell like a like a cedar wrapped, chocolate malt, and sea-salted Caramello—divine! They start off like an AF Hemingway with a little more oomph and develop into a full bodied, full flavored masterpiece--from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to Gustav Holst’s Planets. From a blanc de noir Champagne to a rich, slightly tannic Bordeaux. It finishes with a roasted nuttiness and wood really coming out to carry the tune with the Cameroon’s sweetness as a back note. I went beyond smoking it to a nub—I nearly roached it. This is what smoking cigars is all about. Highly recommended.
I have been happy with previous purchases of this brand, however my most recent box arrived very dried out. The wrappers disintegrate. I keep them in a small humidor with a propylene-glycol based humidifier, and have not had a problem until now. This had been my go-to brand for a reasonably-priced regular smoke, but I am going to try some others going forward. Disappointed.
This is one of the best cigars I've ever smoked. Dollar for dollar I don't see a better value out there. Try some today!
The Morado Robusto is my favorite Cameroon wrapped cigar. I have ordered boxes of the Rojo, Maduro, Morado, & one bundle of Oro, as well as two of the Cameroon Figurados in the past year. Many were either discounted or had freebies like a five pack sampler, keeping my overall cost at less than two bones per stick. Considering the quality & price, it's hard to beat the deals CI offers & as a result, I keep La Perla vitolas in my regular rotation. None are better than the Morado, which may be La Perla's most full bodied blend. It smells great & emits clouds of spice filled smoke. Notes of caramel, pepper & cedar delight the senses & coat the palate, while never becoming harsh or cloying. A recent inventory of my humidors revealed only one Morado Robusto & four Classic Maduros left, so I will be looking for a deal, in order to restock my inventory of these affordable, delicious cigars.
A new add to my list of must have in stock, a great, great smoke!
....After seeing all the great reviews on the Morado, I decided to buy a five pack.... I had high hopes for this one and really looked forward to getting them. After letting them lay for a few days I cut one and got zero draw.... I know this happens sometimes, so I went for another and got the same result. I decided to let one sit on the counter for a day and....still no draw. Although I heard they have good flavor, construction could be an issue...
I bought a La Perla Habana sampler as part of a Daily Deal along with my regular order and didn't think anything about it. I was enjoying each separate one without much thought until I got to the Morado. Wow, I was not expecting such a great cigar. It blew me away. I then discovered its high rating and understand why. Now it's one of my favorites. Another plus is the price; I can smoke more of them for less. I just picked up a handful in the Bethlehem store this week.
Found it to be medium-bodied, even though advertised as full-bodied and cubanesque. Smooth as silk, notes of rich black coffee, almost espresso, and some hints of caramel.
Morado is a great medium-bodied blend. Competes very well, flavor wise, against others in this category, like 5 Vegas Classic and Ave Maria. However, it falls short in construction. That delicate Cameroon wrapper can't help but crack or unravel at some point in the smoking experience. It takes a little patience to get through a box, but the flavor is worth the effort.
Cameroon wrapper is not as tasty as some of the other La Perla offerings. But overall, a satisfactory smoke. Good construction but draw was a little tight. Good straight burn though, nice ash. The real treat was the Grand Pearl 5pk I got along side. Those of you who didn't spring the extra five bones missed out BIG TIME! But thats another story.
Just purchased a box of the Morado and all I can say is they are fantastic! A nice medium to full bodied smoke, that's soooooo smooth. Usually I wait a month or two to let any cigar sit in the humidor, but I couldn't wait. And I'm glad I didn't! They don't need it. Im on my third one in two days. Very happy with this purchase and I will be buying more in the future. Thanks for the great deal CI! Once again you guys came through.
Got a box from CI today and I have to say simply I love this cigar. Got mine on a daily special so the price was awesome too. And these cigars arrived oily and perfect to smoke straight off the truck. Look out rocky p and the edge, this cigar may become my go to...for sure will be a fixture in my humi.
I bought my first box of these while deployed to Afghanistan. I loved them. I then bought the sampler to try the other Black Pearl varities. All of them were good but none compare to the Morado. You will not find a better cigar at this price. $60 for a box of 20 is worth every penny. I have purchased several boxes of these now and always have a few in the humidor.
Having getting back into the cigar scene after a few years and trying a number of great sticks.....this one is fantastic. I keep these in my locked humidor away from over eager hands.. Great flavor,mellow...good even burn..Looks like I have found one that I will buy quite a few more of..
Excellent cigar. Great construction and burn. Rich espresso taste with light spice finish. Love it!
What a great cigar!full body, full flavor, nice big clouds of smoke! this has a very complex flavor that sits well with me as do all of the other flavors I have tried. This is a great everyday cigar with a cup of joe,and you just cant beat the price!It has a good ash,a even burn and a good draw.
I'm a big fan of Cameroon wrappers any way and this is a really good cigar. Spicy, some hints of cocoa, well made, good burn, and the flavor stays consistent till you burn your fingers. If you like the original Partagas but have a hard time smoking them everyday due to a box of these, you be very happy.
Most try, will keep this one in my bedroom humidor, away from visitors. Very good flavor, smooth and cream taste to the end, nice ash and smoke, no much attention need to a evenfull burn. Glad to buy double portion on Joe's Jam at still price for 20 compare if bought a box but no doubt will buy a box at CI price any way. Couldn't help burn two within 4 hours with some mixed spirits.
Usually I take ratings like a 93 with a grain of salt. Maybe my tastes are just that different from everyone else's? The Perla Morado however, is deserving. I haven't had a box of cigars that has been this excellent throughout in a long time. As soon as you light up, this cigar is complex. You will hit everything from spicy, to chocolate, to earthy, and woody. I keep waiting for it to take me over the edge, but it gives you a flavor without overpowering you, then completely changes into something else. The burn is even, the draw is easy. I smoke EVERY SINGLE ONE down until my lips are burning. Bonus: look at the price and no wonder they are on back order.
Recently got a box of the La Perla Habana Morado in Toro size after reading good things about Black Pearl. Having smoked a handful of these the verdict is: Great Cigar! Spicy with a decent burn, medium to full. And this is from one finicky long time cigar smoker. Price is not always an indication of quality.
My brother turned me on to one of these Morado's and I have to say I think it will become one of favorites in the humidor. The burn and draw are fantastic and so is the flavor. This cigar is every bit worth its high rating. I recently bought a box of the Black Pearls but I like these MUCH better. I'm kind of biased toward African Camaroon wrappers anyway. These cigars are offered at unbelievable prices and I'll be stocking up on more.
Luv it luv it luv it. A great cigar at a great price. Well made, cedar, earth, and leather. One of my alltime favorites.
I've only written a few of these reviews, but I feel compelled to write one about this cigar. I've smoked cigars since the late 70's. Not that I'm any pro, but of all the stogies that I've smoked, this cigar is one of my favorites.Once you light one up, the aroma and flavor are outstanding. This flavor, aroma, and great taste last throughout the cigar. This type of cigar would sell for three times what CI wants, if bought at a brick and mortar store. The construction of this cigar is perfect, as is the burn. All I can say is, I love 'em, and they will have a permanent spot in my humidor. Well worth their 92 rating, if not higher!!!!!
WOW! This is a great smoke for the price! I got a Black Pearl in a sampler and thought it was good. Bought a box of the Morado and it was well worth it!!

La Perla Habano Morado

Brandon S

                Well well, here we go again! This time I have a selection that’s not only pleasing to the palate, but also to the wallet! I, along with a few of my fellow colleagues were recently on a trip to Nicaragua. While there, we visited many factories where we worked on new blends and sampled blends already in production for quality control purposes. While visiting one particular factory, a blend stood out head and shoulders above the rest. One that a member of our group touted as “the best cigar of the trip!” That cigar would be the La Perla Habana Morado. Some may recognize this 93-rated cigar from a few years back when it hit the market with over-the-top packaging comprised of a heavy cedar chest that, when opened revealed individual slots that housed each cigar. Expensive packaging often means an expensive price tag, and that was in a pre-SCHIP world! Now with a 52.75% federal tax on all cigars it has become very difficult to bring our cigar lunatics a deal worth writin’ home about!

                With this new legislation in place, just about everything is taxable including the packaging! Some manufacturers have had to come up with ways to tighten the old belt in order to keep their cigars reasonably priced. One such way is to scale back the ‘grandioseness’ (yes, that’s a word I just made up) of the boxes. One such example of this is the recent facelift that the La Perla Habana line has received. The fine folks at La Perla scaled back their packaging to a simple yet elegant box and in doing so have been able to save you mucho dinero (that’s lots of duckets to you gringos). 

                But rest assured my friends, everything about the cigar itself remains the same: same African Cameroon wrapper, same binder, and same fillers – it’s even produced in the SAME Nicaraguan-based factory that’s always made this fine smoke.

                I’ll tell you what – after enjoying literally dozens of these beauties, this cigar is spot on. A full-flavored, medium bodied cigar that exudes a pleasing aroma. The blend itself is extremely complex with a strong underlying tobacco flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

                A great cigar with an equally great price!