La Barba Ricochet Crü Mexi-Sol follows in the footsteps of the company's original Ricochet blend, debuting only one year after the brand's initial release. While La Barba Cigars had originally focused on Habano-wrapped offerings (La Barba Red and Purple), the Ricochet series has veered into darker territories, seeking to showcase similar flavor profiles to that of world-renowned wine styles.
Company co-founder Tony Bellatto has borrowed from his experience as a sommelier with the Ricochet series, blending the first cigar in the collection to showcase a profile on par with Primitivo (similar to Zinfandel) wine. Ricochet Crü Mexi-Sol, on the other hand, turns the focus toward that of first Left Bank Bordeaux.
To accomplish the task, Bellatto has built the cigar's core recipe of a diverse selection of tobaccos, including Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Pennsylvania-grown leaves. This blend is then bound in an Indonesian leaf and finalized in a special sun-grown Mexican wrapper. Smokers can expect a medium to medium-plus body, showing dark and mineral-enriched complexities of spicy earth, leather, charred oak, and a soft and soothing sweetness throughout the background.