This Corojo 99 was grown 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.
The 1940s Corojo (from the Corojo family farm in Cuba), was a tremendous success for cigar construction. Its poor resistance to pest and mold, however, along with the 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 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 variety, but less nicotine than the Ligero variety.
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.