At the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Tony Bellatto introduced a new blend under his La Barba line, the La Barba Ricochet Crü Shade.

La Barba Ricochet Crü Shade introduces a Connecticut Shade offering under the Ricochet line. In addition to a Connecticut Shade wrapper, the Ricochet Crü Shade features a Sumatra binder over Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. It is available in four sizes: Cafe (42 x 4), Robusto (50 x 5), Toro (50 x 6), and Magnum (60 x 6). La Barba Ricochet Crü Shade is a regular production line with each size packaged in 25-count boxes.

Photo Credit: La Barba Cigars

La Barba Ricochet Crü Shade joins La Barba Ricochet Crü Oscuro and La Barba Ricochet Crü Mexi-Sol. The Crü Mexi-Sol was Bear Duplisea’s #1 Cigar of the Year in 2020.

Distribution for the La Barba brand is handled by Down and Back LLC.

At a glance here is a look at the La Barba Ricochet Crü Shade:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder Indonesian
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura

Vitolas Offered

Cafe: 42 x 4 (SRP $8.00)
Robusto: 50 x 5 (SRP $11.00)
Toro: 50 x 6 (SRP $12.00)
Magnum 60 x 6 (SRP $13.00)

Photo Credit: Erron Nielsen for Cigar Coop, except where noted