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Other Countries

When tobacco or cigar is mentioned, the countries that would probably come to mind are Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduran, or Nicaragua. However, the cigar world is now a vast one, and there are now more countries producing world-class tobaccos and cigars. Some other countries produce superb tobaccos but not necessarily cigars. These tobaccos are used for cigars in other parts of the world. For example, Cameroon, a country in West Africa, produces flavorful wrappers used in cigars from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and others. Cameroon leaf seeds are Sumatra seeds from the Island of Sumatra in Indonesia. They retain the cinnamon, earth, and floral notes of Indonesia Sumatra leaves and are richly sweet with a touch of spice, as seen in Arturo Fuente Don Carlos.

Indonesia is another country that produces Sumatra leaves, prized for its richly dark color when used as wrappers. They are sometimes called black tobacco because of this. Cigars from Indonesian Sumatra leaves are generally mild, with notes of cinnamon, earth, floral, and a sweet aftertaste. An example of a cigar with an Indonesian Sumatra wrapper cigar is the Romeo y Julieta 1875 with toasted nuts, coffee, and pepper notes. Brazil may not be a world-class tobacco-producing country, but some premium wrappers are also produced there. Most Brazilian wrappers are dark brown to extremely dark, making them suitable for Maduro or Oscuro cigars. The Saga Blend No 7 is a type with notes of earth, coffee, leather, and nuts. San Andres Valley in Mexico also produces world-class wrappers. The leaves are from various Sumatra seeds and make a nice Maduro wrapper, as seen with PDR A Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Maduro Grand Toro.

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