This Corojo 2006 was initially grown in Nicaragua for 4 years, then grown in the Dominican Republic in 2018. It is a hybrid of the original Corojo seed. This leaf is a deep mahogany reddish-brown. It has a malty sweetness with notes of cedar, nutmeg and white and black pepper. The smoke is thick, full bodied, earthy, and smooth. Corojo 2006 is a strong tobacco, and not for the faint of heart.
The original Corojo variety, first developed in the 1940s, was a tremendous hit with cigar aficionados, however, its poor resistance to pest and mold, along with the nationalization, left it to failure. Criollo 98 and Corojo 99 are the most similar hybrid varieties to thrive, now transplanted onto Latin American and Caribbean soils.
This leaf is taken as the Second Priming (Seco) so expect less nicotine and more combustibility than the Viso and Ligero varieties.
As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products, the leaf is packaged in vapor-proof bags and in perfect order for working when it arrives to you. The leaf will remain in perfect condition for at least a year if unopened. Once opened, any unused leaf can be saved in this condition by re-using the packaging. Simply fold the opened end and sealing it with tape.
Jeff Vergen (verified buyers) –
WLT has fast service this is one of a few items I have ordered, really like the flavor I’m still learning to roll ,so it can only get better
Jim Dudley –
I thoroughly enjoy the flavors this Corojo Seco brings to my blends! I’ve been mixing it with the Criollo Seco, Corojo Viso, and Dominican Ligero. This makes a very smooth tasty cigar.
Waikikigun (verified buyers) –
I’ve used all the secos and this one is my ultimate go-to seco. You can make a whole cigar out of this stuff and it’ll be good.
Outstanding leaf, superlative smoke, great flavor. Great in all kinds of blends: has a floral nose other tobaccos don’t have. Very highly recommended
SilkSow (verified buyers) –
I don’t know what more you could ask from a Corojo seco. Or where you’d possibly find it. Comparing with puros of C99 viso and ligero, I found this to dramatically bring out qualities of them I didn’t detect even a hint of before and am at a loss to describe beyond “really good and really interesting”. The viso in particular actually seemed to become exponentially complex.
I like it. Rolled a few cigars just to test out a sample I got in a recent order. What I received was probably a bit thicker than most other secos I have so it might not’ve behaved like a seco while burning (in fact, I treated it like a viso)… but all the same… I’m on board. I’ll be buying some in the future. Good stuff. Yes. More. Please.