La Barba Cigars
La Barba Purple by Caldwell Cigars

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: HVA (Habano Vuelta Arriba) Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican Corojo and Carbonell
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: October 16, 2018
Price: $10.40
Date Smoked: May 20, 2021
Quantity: 7

La Barba Purple by Caldwell Cigars

COVID-19 Day 424
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ecuadorian Habano, Habana Vuelta Abajo, HVA, La Barba Purple, Tabacalera William Ventura One thing for certain is that this La Barba Purple by Caldwell Cigars is a steady burner/smoldered… Needing little attention or maintenance along the way.

Today was my second time with this La Barba Purple. I was needing a little more coaxing to bring me on board with this cigar from La Barba (Caldwell Cigars).

Woody, oaky, earthy, graham cracker, some leather, and nice pepper spice on the retrohale were the tobacco flavors that were delivered to me.

Even with the HVA Ecuadorian leaf wrapper; I was left just short of convincing myself to purchase more of these. HVA is “Habana Vuelta Abajo” which basically specifies a district in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba (seed that originated from that place in Cuban, but was grown in Ecuador).

I’d definitely smoke this again if it were gifted to me.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

I get to say, “I tried it”. She looks beautiful, but… nothing too exciting; very pleasant.

This was suggested and I bit; good thing I have another one just in case my tasting was because of a foul mood or something.

The Caldwell La Barba Purple came with a very loose and open draw and a soft cap-end (weird); first flag. The pre-light was a very airy tobacco flavor with black pepper in there that would last the rest of the way.

The soft cap-end never became an issue and the burn was even all the way for a good smoking experience where the flavors were a bit lacking for me today.

Anyway, Stay Chill
Stay Smokey

The Experience

Ash: Even
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Mild
Strength: Mild/Medium
Finish: Simple
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 2

The Cigar

Coffee: 1
Cream: 1
Grass/Hay: 3
Pepper: 2