Cigar Reveal #213


Cigar Reveal #213

La Barba
Red

La Barba, a relatively new brand established in 2010, has quickly gained a devoted following in the cigar industry. La Barba Red was the brand's initial offering, and it has undergone a significant transformation, aiming to enhance the spice while preserving the essence of Dominican flavor, a goal they have undoubtedly achieved.

The La Barba Red features a Dominican Corojo wrapper that envelops Dominican long-fillers and Ligero leaves. The result is a full-bodied cigar with a flavor profile characterized by notes of pepper, cocoa, cedar, and, as intended, a delightful spice kick. This cigar possesses both boldness and complexity, making it a favorite among enthusiasts.

The La Barba Red is actually the brand's second iteration of this blend. While the original blend had a Honduran base with Nicaraguan filler, the new version is described as a Dominican Puro. It comprises a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, and Dominican filler, crafted at the Tabacalera William Ventura in the Dominican Republic. This transformation has contributed to the cigar's growing reputation and appeal among cigar aficionados.

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La Barba Red
Anatomy

  • Dominican Republic

  • Dominican Republic

  • Dominican Corojo

La Barba Red
Flavor Notes

First Third

Cinnamon

Cedar

Mineral

Cinnamon

Cedar

Mineral

Second Third

Peanut Butter

Black Pepper

Molasses

Peanut Butter

Black Pepper

Molasses

Final Third

Cocoa Powder

Dry Leather

Cinnamon

Cocoa Powder

Dry Leather

Cinnamon

Reviews + Notes

Cigar Aficionado

Herbs, dried leaves and twigs give this dark oily corona a forest floor quality. A note of hazelnut also comes into play before the oily, black pepper finish. The draw is even, but the cigar goes out frequently.


Stogie Press

Overall, the La Barba Red Corona Gorda was a terrific cigar that had outstanding construction properties and a solid core of sweetness and spice with terrific flavor nuances popping up through the journey.