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The beard goes primal
La Barba Cigars are fairly new to the industry. Though their first cigar, La Barba Red, hit the market in 2010, they spent some time tweaking and refining it before they started working on anything new. That cigar is now a hidden gem and they’ve gathered up some followers to please with their third cigar in the lineup. Following La Barba Red and La Barba Purple, La Barba Ricochet is the boldest cigar they have created to date.
Up top is a thick and chocolaty Mexican San Andres wrapper leaf that conceals an Indonesian binder and long-fillers from the Dominican, Nicaragua, and Pennsylvania. It’s the companies’ first Maduro blend, as well as their first full-bodied cigar, but with production coming from Tabacalera William Ventura – maker of many Dominican boutique brands – you can count on great flavor and solid performance. It produces a complex array of pepper, spice, cedar, vanilla and a hint of grapey fruitiness in the back half. This blend is sure to please, grab a handful and don’t look back.