The variety was originally grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba. Today, true Corojo is grown exclusively in the Jamastran valley of Honduras.
Known as the "King of Wrappers", Corojo was used exclusively to wrap Cuban cigars during its heyday in the 1930's through the 1950's and continued through post revolution and even into the 1990's. The last crop of Cuban Corojo was harvested in 1996.
The flavor of Corojo Oscuro tends to be spicy and robust with notes of leather, cocoa, black pepper, and cedar. It tends to have an oily leaf surface and a distinctly reddish-brown color.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the flavors of one of the worlds most traditional cigar wrappers.
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