Caldwell La Barba Purple
La Barba is the brainchild of Tony Bellato and Craig Rossi, a pair of cigar-loving friends from Ohio. Bellato is a trained sommelier, but don’t let that throw you off. He and his down to Earth bearded companions (“La Barba” means “the Beard) are as likely to be tossing back brewskis as they are to be sipping fine wines.
And of course, they’re always blowing smoke, like that from the Caldwell La Barba Purple cigar.
This blend takes Ecuadorian HVA-seed tobacco for the wrapper. For those who don’t know, HVA stands for Havana Vuelta Abajo, the main growing region in Cuba found near the northern tip of the island. This is the most prized leaf coming from Cuba, so it’s a great choice for seed when you’re trying to create something really special.
Under the wrapper comes a mix of Dominican tobaccos, like the Corojo binder and the filler leaf, which includes a type of tobacco called “Carbonell.” This was one of the leaves in Caldwell’s Last Tsar blend, and it’s clearly struck a chord with the blending team.
The Caldwell La Barba Purple cigar was blended in collaboration with both Henderson Ventura and Robert Caldwell and displays a ton of personality and flavor. This is a blend that people really get hooked by, and we encourage any fans of La Barba’s other smokes to give it a shot. If you can light this one up in the barbershop during your next shave, you’ve got the coolest barber around.
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Caldwell La Barba Purple FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Graham cracker, marshmallow, spicy finish.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want a mega-tasty blend from a hot boutique blending team.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
The Caldwell La Barba Purple cigar is a delight. We’re not putting it down prematurely.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Bellato should really clue us in here, but we’ll go with a Stay Puft porter by Tiny Rebel Brewing.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
We always think of La Barba blends as being the type you really smoke among friends while grabbing drinks.
Cigar Aficionado got a bitter hit when they did their review. We think it was probably a rare dud. Plant-based products like cigars are always a little tricky to get consistently excellent. Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with our plans.