I figured it was around that time of year to be smoking a green cigar. This one started off with a nice smooth slightly earthy flavor. It transitioned into an herbal flavor that was very sublet, but persisted throughout. If you have some of these, smoke em’. They are not the best cigar in your humidor, but represent a change of pace, and have not aged out after a year.
Cigar: Viaje White Label Project Candela
Size: 5 x 50
How do they get that green color?
Candela leaves are cured in a way that locks in the chlorophyll, giving the wrapper its distinctive green color. Tobacco leaves are cured in barns for six weeks and then fermented for two to six months. The process of curing candela leaves is faster, but more meticulous. The leaves are dried at extreme heat for only three to four days before undergoing the regular fermentation process.