Founded in 2010 by Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi, La Barba cigars may be fairly new to the cigar industry, but the brand has already captured the attention of aficionados everywhere. By using unmistakable imagery, to hand selecting each tobacco used in each of their premiums, Bellatto and Rossi have gone to great lengths to ensure that their cigars are of the utmost quality.
La Barba One & Only is a series of single production run releases. These blends are born from tobaccos so limited, the number of rolled cigars that reaches the retail market is very small. The latest installment consists of a thick Ecuador Habano wrapper over a recipe of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Pennsylvanian tobaccos. The average age of these long-leaves is 13 years, and the cigars are as elegant as one would expect considering their quite impressive collective vintage. Medium-bodied and very smooth, each premium exudes a profile packed with tea, oak, and cedar, an understated sweetness over-top subtle spices, and just a hint of vanilla bean on the back of the palate. An authentically-aged, unique tasting boutique that's as rewarding as it is rare. Highly-recommended!