This is a discussion on La Riqueza by Pete Johnson within the Meet the Manufacturer forums, part of the Cigar Specialty Forums category; Originally Posted by Dogwatch Dale
Always good to hear about a new cigar from you Pete. I think it's kewl ...
Always good to hear about a new cigar from you Pete. I think it's kewl you are willing to use a U.S. conny broadleaf as a wrapper. I also think it is one of the best flavored leaves, yet many blenders won't use it as wrapper because it usually doesn't have that smooth, elegant look. Sure.... a smooth, lush, micro vein wrapper is pretty and looks good in magazine ads, but I smoke a cigar for how it tastes!
As everyone else has already said, I'll be looking forward to trying the La Riqueza out. Is it too early to let us in on what formats you are considering? I know my vote doesn't count, but I'll sure be hoping for a Lancero, a Gran Corona and maybe a short Perfecto somewhere in the mix if they will highlight the flavors you are looking for.
I agree Dale, I also smoke cigars for flavor and aroma not the way they look.....There have been too many times when a cigar has looked so beautiful but tasted so bad....
La Riqueza Sizes:
No.1 - 6 1/2 x 42 (lonsdale or cervantes)
No.2 - 5 1/2 x 52 (belicoso fino)
No.3 - 5 5/8 x 46 (corona gorda)
No.4 - 5 x 48 (robusto or hermoso)
No.5 - 4 3/8 x 42 (petit corona or minuto)