This Corojo 99 was initially grown in Nicaragua for 4 years, then grown in the Dominican Republic in 2018. It is a hybrid of the original Corojo Cuban 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 99 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 and closing of Cuban trade, 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.
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 is 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.