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Old 06-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default La Riqueza No. 5

This stick was sent to me recently by a generous BOTL, and I have been looking forward to lighting it up. I've had the No. 2 (belicoso) before and loved it, but am yet to smoke any of the other sizes. The La Riqueza line by Pete Johnson is designed to be "An Old World medium bodied Cuban style cigar" according to the website, and is made with Nicaraguan tobaccos in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This cute little size reminds me of a Party Short or RASCC, which are great for a quick smoke!

Smoking this morning (couldn't sleep!) with a cup of coffee. Cut with my Xikar and lit with matches.

Lighting up, I'm smacked in the face with strong wood, coffee, and nutty flavors. The smoke is quite thick for such a small cigar, and has a toasty aftertaste. D/A/B are all perfect, the latter with a Cubanesque tug. I am quite surprised at how much depth and clarity there are to the flavors, this cigar is really a treat. As I get to the half way point, the complexity settles down a bit (though adding some spice and molasses to the mix of flavors), while all construction aspects remain flawless. I would give this an 89 rating, and with some age to mellow the slight harshness I tasted towards the end, this will easily be in the 90s. Overall, a great cigar that is going on my 'box purchase when I have money' list!

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

Nice review. This is a smoke I have also really enjoyed.

Thick smoke seems to be a Pete Johnson specialty, and I love it. I was also surprised with how intese that cigar started.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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This one is going on the wishlist! Thanks for the review AJ!
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Having one tonight. I am loving it, I am getting the coffee and woody flavors as well.
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Nice review on the #5 AJ...
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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

Nice review, AJ. I really enjoy the La Riqueza... only problem is - they don't stick around long enough.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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La Riqueza... only problem is - they don't stick around long enough.
agree!

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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

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This cute little size reminds me of a Party Short or RASCC, which are great for a quick smoke!
Good review as I love the La Ricki's! But something tells me that Pete would wonder wtf is a dude calling my cigars "cute" for?!? LOL
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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I have 13 left in my humi....love these sticks
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La Riqueza are some very good smokes!
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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

Just got a 5er of these off CA, can't wait to fire one up. Thanks for the review AJ.
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Losing my mind!!

I was going to post that I enjoy these cigars because I am enjoying a Riqueza again tonight.

My burn line started to canoe EVER so slightly..I set it down for a second to take a drink. Right back to razor sharp when I gave it a twirl again. FINE construction!

Realized I'd already posted praise of this cigar...so, I guess DOUBLE praise!

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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

Great review AJ. I just can't seem to get into any of these for some reason.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:16 AM   #14
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Default Re: La Riqueza No. 5

Perfect review!

I love the #5's. Great short smoke... and the La Riqueza line is in my top 3 outside of Cuba. I keep waiting for the right deal on another box... but, I've only got two left, so I can't wait much longer.
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Perfect review!

I love the #5's. Great short smoke... and the La Riqueza line is in my top 3 outside of Cuba. I keep waiting for the right deal on another box... but, I've only got two left, so I can't wait much longer.
i know you love those guys, ive had a few more and they are pretty damn good
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