This Corojo 99 was grown in 2015 in the Dominican Republic from 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 robust full flavored tobacco – a strong flavor to remember.
In the 1940s Corojo was a tremendous success for cigar construction. Criollo 98 and Corojo 99 are the most similar hybrid varieties to thrive, now transplanted onto Latin American soil and island nations like the Dominican Republic.
This leaf is taken as the Viso Priming (about eye height) so expect more nicotine and less combustibility than the Seco priming, but less nicotine than the Ligero .
As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products, the leaf is packaged in vapor-proof bags and in perfect order for working when it arrives. 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.
Another good viso, worth adding to the kit. The one caveat is that this one seems to change quite a bit between shipments; some of the shipments are gold, some are less golden. Several of us old-timers are very fond of this one, though, especially when it’s a great batch. it mixes well with the “Dominican ligero,” whatever varietal that is (although the Dominican Ligero is another leaf that varies greatly shipment to shipment). But those two leaves go well with the strongest seco you can find, particularly wrapped in a lighter wrapper that lets the flavors come though, e.g. a CT Shade or Candela.
Outstanding leaf, perfect case, larger than the corojo ligero and just a step down in strength (makes sense) but the same excellent flavor profile. Has a floral finesse to the nose that other tobaccos don’t have. Very highly recommended.
Jim D (verified buyers) –
This Viso has been a favorite of mine for quite a while. I venture off to try to find another worthy blend and always wind up back with the Corojo viso.
Mathaious12 (verified buyers) –
This is my go to Viso for the pepper kick. It has found its way into a lot of my blends lately.
Slam_Fire (verified buyers) –
Superlative tobacco! It arrived in perfect case for immediate use as filler. I rolled up a 42 ish 5 inch purito, and let it sit overnight… To me, it tastes like lightly toasted almonds that have been soaked in a cup of hot chocolate! The aroma is exquisite and has a strong essence of toasty hot chocolate… Good enough to be a cigar unto itself, and flexible enough to be a part of most blends. Very smooth, with notable strength.