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Discussion Contest: Favorite Cigar Wrapper

Discussion Contest: Favorite Cigar Wrapper

Happy Monday, folks!  

Can you believe June is already here and almost halfway over?  Seems like it was just yesterday that spring weather was rolling in. 

I was chatting with a few co-workers about their favorite cigars, and I heard something that I haven’t heard in a very long time.  Someone mentioned that their favorite cigars are Connecticuts, and that they mostly enjoy Connecticut shade wrappers overall.  Which brings me to today’s question: 

Which wrapper is your favorite?

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Of course, this could be construed as a loaded question.  I don’t subscribe to the school of thought that the wrapper imparts 70% of the flavor or anything like that, and I believe that some blenders have certain profile goals when working with specific wrappers.  

My personal favorite wrapper is Ecuadorian Habano.  It’s extremely versatile, and more often than not when I’m smoking something impressive, I look it up to find that it’s using Ecuadorian Habano as a wrapper.  

Serino Cigar Co absolutely dominates the Ecuadorian Habano scene, with all of their lines providing different experiences underneath this particular wrapper.  I’m not sure exactly what it is that Omar Gonzalez-Aleman does at La Corona, but Serino and the original HR are both produced at his factory with Ecuadorian Habano – and they all smoke amazingly well.  


Serino Cigar Co Ecuadorian Habano



But I’ll admit that it may be more than the wrapper itself that I’m in love with.  I’m sure there are profile ranges that each wrapper performs well in, and my favorite wrapper might just be one part of the equation. 

The last few years have seen a separation from the norm, especially in cigars wrapped with Connecticut shade.  Whereas the traditional Connecticut was once milder with a creamy, nutty, woodsy profile, blenders are bucking convention lately and producing heavy hitting cigars that ‘aren’t your Grandfather’s Connecticut.’  

If you’re a huge fan of Connecticut shade cigars as well, I’d also love to hear your thoughts on this growing trend, and your preference! 


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6/10/2019 10:24 AM
Depending on my mood and what Im drinking I like a Nicaraguan Habano or a Maduro if Im looking for something heavier.
6/10/2019 2:24 PM
I second Ecuador Habano, however I want to say Cameroon.  There just aren't as many Cameroon options.
6/10/2019 3:03 PM
Nicaragan Corojo '99 has been a top  . . . seed . . . for me.
6/10/2019 4:55 PM
I’m a broadleaf guy myself but if I find a good Sumatra wrapper with something sneaky strong underneath, I could sit on my front porch all day savoring the taste, with a nice bourbon, taking in the serenity of nature with all of my senses.
6/10/2019 5:13 PM
broadleaf maduro for me
6/10/2019 5:25 PM
Oscuro wrapper is my favorite
6/10/2019 5:28 PM
Love the oscuro wrapper myself. Great flavors
6/10/2019 5:29 PM
Sumatra is my favorite wrapper
6/10/2019 5:39 PM
Connecticut broadleaf is the first choice for me. Many, many great cigars wrapped in that great leaf.

Ecuadorian Habano is definitely the second choice.

However, Mexican San Andres is starting to make it's way up the list for me. The La Barba Ricochet has changed my perception of San Andres.
6/10/2019 5:41 PM
Corojo 99 or broadleaf for me, depends on the day!
6/10/2019 5:59 PM
Habano wrapper for sure
6/10/2019 6:08 PM
I love what blenders are doing with the Ecuadorian connie shade wrappers! I love a connie shade that’s loaded with tons of flavors. Some of my favorites are the Highclere castle, Charter Oak, Zlatno Sonce, and the RomaCraft Intemperance EC line.
6/10/2019 6:09 PM
I'd have to say broadleaf tends to always end up enjoyable for me. I really enjoyed the Mexican San Andreas wrapper on last years Las Cavalveras and look forward to smoking more
6/10/2019 6:21 PM
Definitely Connecticut Broadleaf.
6/10/2019 6:49 PM
I go in cycles of being really into Connecticut Broadleaf for awhile, then flipping the script completely and being into Connecticut Shade/Ecuador Connecticut for awhile. However, in the mean time I find I can always go for Habano wrappers from any country. So i guess I’ll have to say Habano.
6/10/2019 8:15 PM
Sumatra - I think it too is pretty versatile, though it usually seems to be a more fragile wrapper.

Corojo - Probably would be my 2st choice.
6/10/2019 8:33 PM
Like others have mentioned it's hard to go wrong with the Corojo '99. The broadleaf (Pennsylvania & Connecticut), San Andreas, Cameroon and Sumatra are favorites as well.
6/10/2019 11:13 PM
I've really been digging San Andreas wrappers lately. Love the bright boldness from them.
6/11/2019 4:00 AM
I think Mexican San Andres wrapper has come a long way and is something enjoy. Of course, Ecuador Habano is always excellent!
6/11/2019 6:41 AM
I like plain ol' broadleaf. Nothing crazy, always yummy.
6/11/2019 6:48 AM
Corojo 99 does it for me. Sweet and creamy wrapper with just the right amount of spice and pepper.
6/11/2019 7:51 AM
My favorite is Pelo De Oro Oscuro. Mainly because the Le Bijou has my favorite wrapper. 2nd choice is Mexican San Andres.
6/11/2019 9:17 AM
Dare I say it again, but the Dapper El Borracho changed my life in a way and really put me on a Mexican San Andreas kick. Every since I’ve had it it’s been my favorite wrapper and I have sought it out. Thanks a lot Dapper!

Ecuadorian Connecticut Sun Grown would probably be the one that raised my eyebrows also on the Colorado Claro. Gonna dig into those more when the chance presents itself.
6/12/2019 5:26 AM
Nice oily and sexy Maduro.....Yea! Never done me wrong.
6/12/2019 9:17 AM
I tend to like Connecticut wrappers since they are less oily and tend to have a nice burn line. If you like Connecticut wrappers you should try a diamond crown with the fermented Connecticut wrapper!
6/12/2019 10:55 AM
Real U.S.A. Connecticut Shade
6/12/2019 11:54 AM
Connecticut Broadleaf
6/13/2019 1:03 AM
Mexican rosado has a special place in my heart, but i find myself enjoying alot of aganorsa leaf. Conn broadleaf is the fav
6/13/2019 12:40 PM
Whatever the Atabey is wrapped with lol.
6/13/2019 4:08 PM
Definitely a Maduro fan, but have really been enjoying the San Andres as of late.
6/14/2019 4:20 AM
Criollo Maduro for sure
6/16/2019 7:14 AM
Congrats to David, "Connecticut broadleaf is the first choice for me. Many, many great cigars wrapped in that great leaf."

Many thanks to everyone else for joining the conversation!  Cheers to a great Father's Day and a wonderful week ahead.
6/16/2019 4:55 PM
Ecuador Sumatra or Habano