Our Dominican Republic Cigar Binder has a traditional Dominican tobacco flavor. The leaves are large and easy to work with. The color will range from a medium Chestnut Brown to a Chocolate Brown. Some leaves will make a wrapper grade as well.
As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products, this leaf comes in proper moisture content for working, but additional moisture might be needed to make the wrapper more pliable and elastic for wrapping. All of our tobacco is sold by the pound. The price reflects the cost per pound of tobacco unless otherwise noted.
Stewart C. –
I find this binder very easy to work with. It has good tensile strength and the leaves are almost always in perfect condition. I even use it as a wrapper. As such, it has a smooth, almost chocolatey profile.
Big tasty leaf. I also use it as wrapper: the darker shades look a whole lot like poor man’s maduro. There is a fairly wide range in thickness, color and tensile strength in the lb., and I have to use a lighter hand with the darker shades when wrapping or it’ll tear. Smoked it straight and the taste is outstanding.
Matthew Lathrop (verified buyers) –
Perfect binder; thick enough to hold up to tight rolling but not as thick as a typical fronto leaf. Great texture and many are wrapper grade aside from big veins. Smoked on it’s own its really nice with plenty of earthy sweetness and a touch of spice and raisin. Produces a good amount of smoke.
dn (verified buyers) –
Mine were a bit tatty to make a good wrapper but I’m double binding them to make up for it as a binder. I really like the aroma off the bunch and it seems to do a good job. Seems to lend a bit of barnyard to the unlit aroma. If you look up “olor” you often find “musty” and “Davidoff”. Well, I don’t get musty. I just like it and I’m getting more.
Murugan Elumalai (verified buyers) –
This is another useless binder, that falls apart when you wet them to work with..just like Vuelta Abajo Binder. I wish these folks do a better quality control and issue credit to customers to buy something else.