La Riqueza No. 1

La Riqueza No. 1

Origin : NicaraguaLa Riqueza
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 6.5″ x 42
Wrapper : Sun Grown USA Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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La Riqueza; The Riches, or The Wealth. Interesting choice of names for what might be one of the ugliest cigars I’ve seen since a Padron. I kid a little, but it really isn’t a pretty cigar and that has solely to do with the wrapper. It is a sun grown USA Connecticut broadleaf wrapper that is rough, bumpy, toothy and rumpled looking. Not what you’d think would be a first choice for a cigar wrapper leaf. Another interesting thing about this cigar is that it represents the first time Pete Johnson stepped away from making a Nicaraguan Puro with a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. The Tatuaje Brown Label, Havana VI, and P series all used Nicaraguan tobacco and all use Corojo wrappers. Of course since Pete released the La Riqueza he has gone on to use this naturally dark sun grown wrapper on a number of cigars like some additions to the Reserva line (Regio and Noella), The Frank from the Monster Series, and the Cabiaguan Maduro (which is a misnomer since the wrapper isn’t really a maduro in the traditional sense).

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La Riqueza #3

La Riqueza #3

Origin : NicaraguaLa Riqueza
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8" x 48
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Dark USA Conn. Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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La Riqueza is one of the new lines of cigars rolled out by Pete Johnson and Don Jose Pepin Garcia. The name means “The Riches” in Spanish. According to sales propaganda, this line is a departure from the Tatuaje character of full–bodied smokes, focusing on a full-flavored, medium-bodied experience. If this were the goal, they pierced the bullseye.

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