Corojo variety tobacco was originally grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba. This Corojo Wrapper is grown in the Cibao Valley Dominican Republic and like all CV tobaccos, it is fermented for 9 months.
Known as the “King of Wrappers”, Corojo was used exclusively to wrap Cuban cigars. With a heyday in the mid-20th century, growing continued post revolution across the 20th century. The last crop of Cuban grown Corojo was harvested in 1996.
Corojo Oscuro tends to be spicy and robust with notes of leather, cocoa, black pepper, and cedar.
Corojo Oscuro wrapper tends to have an oily leaf surface and a distinctive reddish-brown color.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the flavors of one of the world’s most traditional cigar wrappers.