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Quick Smoke: La Riqueza No. 5

8 Jan 2012

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

La Riqueza isn’t Pete Johnson’s most glamorous blend. However, I think it might be the most underrated. This little (4.4 x 42) cigar demonstrates why La Riqueza always impresses me. It has excellent construction and combustion qualities. The petite corona-sized smoke tastes of dry chocolate, roasted flavors, and woody spice. It’s medium- to full-bodied with excellent balance. Despite being a 30-minute cigar, it still demonstrates ample complexity.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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Drew Estate

2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: La Riqueza No. 5”

  1. ChrisL Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    There seems to be two lines available for this cigar——one simply called La Riqueza and the second line called La Riqueza Cabinet Selection—what are the differences other than several other sizes. Are the prices also different even if the blends are the same? Thanks, Hoppes

  2. Peter Brown Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    La Riqueza has a cheerful mix of spice with sweet hints of espresso and leather.To me it’s a medium-bodied, full-flavored cigar.