La Barba Purple Cigars
La Barba is Spanish for “the beard,” conceived by two friends Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi as a small batch ultra-boutique brand. The two created La Barba Boutique Cigars in 2010, their goal was to create traditional Cuban style cigars, a focus on creative blending with a focus on delivering the very best flavor profile on each size produced, rather than the overall line.
La Barba Purple is the second release by La Barba founders Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi. This blend is comprised of a HVA Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Dominican binder, with a mixture of filler tobaccos comprised of a rare Carbonell and HVA Habano. A very nice medium to medium-full smoke, well-made, delivers a nice complex blend of flavors, including woody notes with a natural sweetness followed by a smooth clean finish. The La Barba Purple blend was perfected with the additional collaboration between Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co. and Henderson Ventura.
Bottom line if you are looking for a solid smoke in an ultra-boutique they you have to try the La Barba cigars, a brand built around quality over quantity.