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Criollo 98 wrapper vs Criollo 98 rosado wrapper

RandyL

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Which criollo wrapper do you guys prefer and why? I have some of the regular criollo 98 and was curious about the rosado. Just wanted to know if there was a big difference in flavor.
 
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Bump for this. I'm interested in ordering some as well. It looks like beautiful leaf.

Now, some Habano rosado would really get my interest!
 

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Criollo 98 wrapper from WLT is quite thin and stretchy, with a lovely, subtle flavor and aroma. Nicotine is mild. I highly recommend it.

The Rosado leaf is somewhat thicker, with slightly less stretch, but greater tensile strength. It's nicotine is medium+, and should be taken into consideration when blending. It provides a somewhat rounder, fuller flavor and aroma. Cigars wrapped with this are visually stunning. I highly recommend it.

Which do I "prefer"? I can't really answer such a question. They are both delightful and excellent wrappers. They differ.

Bob
 
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Thanks for the clarification!

On another note, where is Don's Criollo 98 filler from? My hunch is Nicaragua, since his Criollo 98 wrapper is from there. However, I just wanted to confirm.
 
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