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La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original

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I love the smell of insane cigar deals in the morning.

La Perla’s Black Pearl is an, er, jewel of the first order. An uber-tasty maduro with lip-smacking, deep maduro flavors galore, trumped only by CI’s providential discount pricing. Call me insane, call me anything, you can even call the men in the white coats, but just remember to call me for dinner because there’s no denying the goodness of this deal. Black Pearl brings a jet-black Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper which disguises a meaty long-filler blend of aged tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Dominican to create a rich, brawny profile that’s medium in body and balanced throughout. Complex notes of toast and wood mingle with a subtle caramel sweetness, while the rich aroma fills the room with deep charcoal scents. Rich and flavorful, Black Pearl would be a bargain at twice the price but at CI’s introductory offer, it’s downright epic.

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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$213.00
| save $128.01 60% off
$84.99
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$53.25
| save $26.75 50% off
$26.50
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$53.25
| save $26.75 50% off
$26.50
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 20
Delayed 30+ Days
$189.00
| save $114.01 60% off
$74.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$47.25
| save $23.75 50% off
$23.50
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$200.00
| save $120.01 60% off
$79.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$50.00
| save $25.00 50% off
$25.00
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Brazilian
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.32 out of 5 Based on 92 Ratings
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5 out of 5
Great smoke! A little smooth and above average. Pay alittle more but very satisfying smoke. No complaints about la perla quality either. Out standing cigars.
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5 out of 5
One of my all time favorites, let your order sit a proper humidor for two weeks and they are at premium smoking value.
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4 out of 5
For me La Perla has the best cigar for the price. If can hear me way down there in Nicaragua-keep doing what you!!!
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5 out of 5
Great shape good burn
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5 out of 5
Very smooth
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Steve R

La Perla Habana Black Pearl

Steve R

In case you haven’t seen our latest catalog, get on it, son. We have some mighty fine deals in there, let alone some fantastic new blends....in addition to the return of classic gems such as this: La Perla Habana. Currently, the Black Pearl and Classic are here, in house, and the Morado, Rojo, and Cobre are on the way. Since the Black Pearl was one of my favorite cigars many moons ago, I’ve decided to revisit this dark and oily lovely to see if we can’t spark the flame once more.

Years ago, this cigar was pitch black. But that’s comparing it to the rest of the blends on the market. Today, it’s as dark as many maduros....but I’ll be damned if it ain’t pretty to look at. The Brazilian Arapiraca is black as night with minimal veins and maximum oils - you may know, this is one of my favorite wrapper varieties. The pre-light aroma has hints of barnyard with a sweet tobacco note.

Upon lighting, a rush of rich and toasty nuances smack my palate. Dark tobacco and charcoal backed by a subtle spice that lingers on the tip of my tongue. The smoke wafting overhead is warm and rich with a unique oily note. After a half inch, I already begin feeling this cigar in the pit of my stomach. I wouldn’t call it full-bodied, but this Black Pearl no doubt has some meet on its bones. An inch in and the spice has become much more mellow, and the bouquet is now displaying a deep, oaky note with toasty influence. After a solid 30 minutes I’m just past the midway point. This slow-burning cigar - the 6.25” x 52 Belicoso - is pumping out a ton of thick, gray smoke right now and the flavor has yet to back down. In fact, the spice that I noticed in the first inch is now creeping its way back up the sides of my palate, while oak and toast remain in the center. Through the nose the smoke is surprisingly smooth with a touch of red pepper. In the final third the bouquet develops a dense earthy tone, which is likely the result of the zesty Mexican tobaccos within. I love it, it’s mingling with the increased spice quite nicely and remains a focal point down to the final inch and a half. The finale is assertive yet balanced - a culmination of spice, oak, toast, and earth all wrapped inside a tidy package with a purdy bow on top.

It’s been a while since I’ve nubbed a cigar. Maybe there’s a nostalgia factor at play here, or maybe the cigar really is that good, but I nubbed this Belicoso until it became too hot to handle. Tasty.

Since writing this review, I’ve burned a handful of Black Pearls in the Belicoso size to ensure consistency is still spot on - back in the day these babies burned exactly the same, cigar after tasty cigar. Much to my delight, nothing has changed - outside of a slight uptick in strength with a couple sticks - which will likely change with a little humi-time - the flavor is spot-on and delicious with every puff.

On the prowl for a dark, toasty maduro with ample complexity and impressive balance? You can’t go wrong here. Just beware, because every now and then one of these Black Pearls may mellow you a bit....but if you’re anything like me, that won’t faze you one iota.

note: we received a rush shipment of pre-packed mazos of 5, but don’t worry, full boxes will be here any day now!