The term "criollo" refers to a seed that is indigenous to a particular growing region. To harness the rich flavor of such native seeds from a bygone era, CAO's master blenders employ a mix of rich and sweet Cuban-seed criollo leaves, cultivated in Latin America.
Deriving from Cuba, the rich and sweet Criollo wrapper leaf formed the base for every spliced or hybrid strain of tobacco produced in the effort to advance the lineage. Finally, a winning combination was developed that is true to the flavor of the original Cuban seed. It is just this wrapper, the prized Criollo '98, which CAO uses to produce this truly outstanding cigar. To compliment this fabulous wrapper is the finest Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long filler blend.
This is a very complex cigar and a great offering for smokers of any level.
Voted Best Nicaraguan Cigar in 2005!