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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.

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Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Box of 20 Out Of Stock $190.00
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Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
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$24.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $170.00
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$59.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $19.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $180.00
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$64.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
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Overall Rating 4.55 out of 5 Based on 71 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado”

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5 out of 5
Great cigars at a good
Great cigars at a good price, very consistent smoke!
4 out of 5
These are actually good smokes for the price
I got a bunch of these and my favorite is the Rojo. Good construction, even burn, smooth draw and a just a lovely flavor. Cigar smoking is a personal thing, and I'm not mature enough to recognize all the different flavors, but I can tell when I like a cigar or when I don't. This one I definitely like and will buy again.
5 out of 5
great cigar
This is an excellent cigar
4 out of 5
Good Cigar @ Reasonable Price
Have been buying these for some time. Good burn, ash, taste and draw. Just a little bitey at the nub
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
My new go to cigar burns well and excellent flavor
5 out of 5
Great stick!!!
This cigar is all that it claims to be. Fantastic burn from beginning to end. I'll definitely order these again!!!
5 out of 5
Cameroon Lover
I'm a sucker for a good Cameroon wrapper and this one really hits the spot. Not only is it a great tasting cigar, it's such a unbearable price. Nice aroma, good ash and fine flavor with a glass of Bourbon. I've tried the Rojo and Oro as well and am very happy with the Pearl brand, will keep me coming back.
4 out of 5
Truthfully
Okay, I'm not going to compare this cigar with any number of unusual hints of non- smokable items, which I believe to be bizarre. But what I will say is, it burns straight, which is important, in that you don't have to relight it, and that keeps the smoke cool to the tongue until it's about time to let it go. A claim not all cigars can honestly do. So, buy them, smoke them, and smile because they're carefree, the wife will approve of the smell, and you can worry about some other little thing that's unimportant
5 out of 5
Great stogies!
Tastes great, burns evenly, tons of smoke. I buy these whenever they go on sale, which, lately, has been often. You should too!
5 out of 5
Graham H
Nice smoke. Good flavors, smooth and very nice. Everyone I shared with raved.
5 out of 5
La Perla Morado
Best bang for the buck. It's all I ever get.
5 out of 5
Gteat
One of the better cigars I have goy from you. Smokes even burns z long time.
5 out of 5
My go to cigar
The Morado is one of my favorites. Always consistent in taste and condition. You won't be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Decent cigar.
The only fault I could find in the cigar is that the draw is consistently a little tight but the flavor more than makes up for that. For the money I would highly recommend this cigar
4 out of 5
Everyday smoke
I enjoyed this cigar and with its mild flavor and consistent draw, it makes for a good every day smoke. Nothing spectacular but worth the price.
4 out of 5
Black Pearl Morado
A great deal on a highly rated cigar and when I added in the additional La Perla sampler they averaged out to an incredible price. The Morado was a good smoke, but unfortunately the middle got a bit harsh which based on the rating surprised me. I have not gotten in to the sampler yet.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
The lapearla mirador is a medium to medium strong that burns extremely well. At 71% in my humidor there perfect. A good strong fine tobacco taste that's not overwhelming. I'll keep these in my humidor. Lapearla does not make a bad cigar and for the money there hard to beat!!
4 out of 5
Good value. Nice smoke
Good value. Nice smoke
5 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Robusto
excellent cigars, nice draw excellent flavor!! 2 Thumbs up!!
4 out of 5
Good golf cigar!
Many were a little loose but the taste was great.
5 out of 5
What a surprise
They have a smooth draw, nice smoke, would order again.
4 out of 5
Smooth and tasty!
To find high rated smoke for this price was like a (Pearl) in an oyster, I will be buying this one again.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!!
I have purchased many boxes of the Black Pearl Morado and it is one of my favorites. Great price and a fantastic smoke. Always have some in my humidor.
5 out of 5
La Perla cigars are my favorite
I love the variety of excellent cigars for excellent prices at cigars international
5 out of 5
Great cigars, great price and
Great cigars, great price and fast shipping
4 out of 5
They're very good and will
They're very good and will buy them again.
5 out of 5
Well worth the $60!!!
I love Cameroon, and I love the robusto size. These cigars were great especially at that price point. Only size I would like to see them in even more would be like a gordo or maybe 5"x60 to ramp up the flavor but keep them shorter. I think that if you like Cohiba Red Dot but hate paying that price, these are every bit as tasty and a good alternative. Haven't had a bad one yet construction-wise, either.
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
Great smoke.
4 out of 5
Good draw, good taste...gets a
Good draw, good taste...gets a little bitter late in the smoke.
5 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Belicoso
A very good cigar for the price with great service. What more could you ask for?
5 out of 5
Inexpensive and amazing? Yes please!
Ordered some of these for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I will definitely be ordering them again. I am a huge fan of Cameroon wrappers, and these babies do not disappoint.
5 out of 5
Always a good cigar.
Always a consistent stick with good flavor, construction, burn and ash on all thirds. Its not my favorite, but for the price it is 5 star.
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT. Lit well and stayed
EXCELLENT. Lit well and stayed lit. Enjoy them
5 out of 5
is there other cigars?
THE beat cigar out there for the price! THE only cigar that touches my lips-'nud said??
5 out of 5
Most under-rated Cameroon around
The Marado has become my everyday cigar; can't beat the quality, can't beat the price.
4 out of 5
Good solid smoke !
Good solid smoke !
5 out of 5
Black Pearl Morado
I have tried these stogies a few times in rated sampler packs and found them to be delicious and rewarding. After finally laying in a box of twenty on a CI Special, I am enjoying these babies a lot on my patio with a nice small batch bourbon. For my taste, go with La Perla Habana Black Pearl!
4 out of 5
Highly Recommend
Well constructed, great Draw and Even burn to the end. Flavorful cigar quarter of the way into smoke and continued to the end.
3 out of 5
I must say not as
I must say not as good as i remember. Last batch seemed much smoother.
5 out of 5
I buy them 90% of
I buy them 90% of time. Best Buy for the buck.
5 out of 5
Dr. Darrell E Allgaier
Without a doubt, Morado is the best tasting cigar for the buck. Every one I light burns evenly, and doesn't have to be re-lit. Goes great with your favorite beverage--mine is bourbon. Buy a box--you won't regret it.
5 out of 5
LPH Blk Pearl Morado is a winner.
Bought a box of 20 and everyone lit well, stayed lit, no bite, smoked 'em down to the stub. Highly recommend these. Well worth the price.
5 out of 5
This one is real sleeper!
This has been one of my favorites for years!Great flavor and smoke!This one is a well worth the money!Five-stars all the way!
5 out of 5
A Humidor Favorite!
Always a favorite and well-stocked in my humidor. Consistently full of flavor with an excellent draw. It never disappoints!
5 out of 5
La Perla Morado Rules!
Simply awesome, best cigar for the price, period! Who else makes a 93 rated cigar that taste and burns like this, for this price? Nobody but La Perla!!!
1 out of 5
Disappointment
Fell for the hype twice. And both were a hard draw couldn't make a decision on taste, a total waste of time, life too short for a bad cigar
5 out of 5
Cool January night
Very nice easy smoke. I've had two so far, both with even burn. I'm a fan of La Perla brand. They never let me down
5 out of 5
Black pearl were great tasting
Black pearl were great tasting burned great after a couple of days in my humidor would love to buy again
5 out of 5
Pearls
Excellent. Top shelf in my book and a great deal to boot
4 out of 5
Decent smokes
Nice medium smoke, even burn
5 out of 5
Morado - The best Go-To cigar ever
I've tried many cigars over the years, but the one I've settled on, and takes a commanding portion of my humidor, is the La Perla Morado Robusto. This cigar is always consistent in flavor, smoke and ash. No surprises. Beautifully wrapped with an even burn, plenty of smoke on the palette and a medium to full flavor that I just haven't been able to find in any other cigar. A great every day cigar at a price point that can't be beat.
5 out of 5
Great burn. No issues
Enjoyable smoke. Very easy draw. Tons of smoke. Exceptional value.
4 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Toro
As always shipment was prompt. The Morado is full of flavor and an easy draw. Easy to smoke right down to the ring.
2 out of 5
Tight batch!!
I had these Black Pearl Morados before and I enjoyed the smooth intense flavor but this box feels hard in the middle & tough to draw resulting in a rather bitter smoke. Must have been why they were on sale!
4 out of 5
Decent Cigar for the Price
I like them for the price
5 out of 5
La Perla Morado
Smooth satisfying smoke. Good burn and long lasting. Enough to chat up a storm during football while bonding with the boys. Worthy of the 93 rating.
5 out of 5
Nice smooth smoke
Black pearl was a smooth even flavored smoke.
5 out of 5
Black Pearls
A great everyday smoke, good value for the money.
5 out of 5
Always a good pick
Great cigar and value. Have purchased multiple boxes and will remain a go to cigar. Good value when sharing as well.
5 out of 5
Dr. Darrell E Allgaier
I like: 1. Nicaraguan; 2. Cameroon wrapper; 3. high quality; 4. low price; and great taste! NO BRAINER--five star cigar
5 out of 5
Great Smoke !
This cigar is my daily smoke. One of the best smokes I have ever had. Hate when I run out.
4 out of 5
Ian B
Good smooth smoke, just right for the back 9
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Nice draw with plenty of flavor without being too strong. Nice balance with a peaty scotch.
4 out of 5
Every bit a 93 in my book
Every bit a 93 in my book. First time in Belicoso, I expected a tight draw, but no! Great smoking stick at a great price. I will return for more.
5 out of 5
best affordable cigar
I've been smoking these cigars for a couple of years. They are always consistent in the way they burn and the way they draw. Plus they fit my budget.
5 out of 5
Old standby
If your looking for a go to, never disappointing cigar, this is the one. Medium bodied and flavorful, but not overwhelmingly so. Could pass for a Cuban any day of the week!
5 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Belicoso
My husbands favorite cigar! I bought them for his birthday! He loves them
5 out of 5
La Perla is such a winner. Hard to believe these are available at this rate, 93 rating holds strong with a very satisfying Mild-Med.
Blown away by sweet spicy flavors. Hard 93!
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.
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.
5 out of 5
Fabulous 93 Point Rated Cigar!
Fabulous cigar deserving of it's 93 point rating!
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 tasty...like 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 price....buy 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!

 

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