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Cigar Composition

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Cigars are composed of three types of a tobacco leaves, whose variations determine smoking and flavor characteristics:


A cigar's outermost leaves, or wrapper, come from the widest part of the plant. The wrapper determines much of the cigar's character and flavor, and as such its color is often used to describe the cigar as a whole. Colors are designated as follows, from lightest to darkest:

  • Double Claro - very light, slightly greenish (also called Candela, American Market Selection or jade); achieved by picking leaves before maturity and drying quickly; often grown in Connecticut
  • Claro - light tan or yellowish. Indicative of shade-grown tobacco.
  • Natural - light brown to brown; generally sun-grown.
  • Colorado Claro - mid-brown; particularly associated with tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic or in Cuba
  • Colorado - reddish-brown (also called Rosado)
  • Colorado Maduro - dark brown; particularly associated with Honduras or Cuba-grown tobacco
  • Maduro - dark brown to very dark brown
  • Oscuro - black, often oily in appearance; tend to be grown in Cuba,Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico, or Connecticut
    Some manufacturers use an alternate designation:
  • American Market Selection (AMS) - synonymous with Double Claro
  • English Market Selection (EMS) - can refer to any color stronger than Double Claro but milder than Maduro
  • Spanish Market Selection (SMS) - either of the two darkest colors, Maduro and Oscuro

Lighter colors indicate earlier picking and milder flavor; darker colors indicate later picking, stronger and sweeter flavors due to the presence of sugars and oils, and longer fermenting.


The majority of a cigar is made up of fillers, wrapped-up bunches of leaves in its interior. Fillers of various strengths are usually blended to produce unique cigar flavors. The more oils present in the tobacco leaf, the stronger (less dry) the filler. Types range from the light-flavored (dry) Seco, through the medium Volado, and on to the strong Ligero. Large-gauge cigars have a greater capacity to contain filler, and thus have greater potential to provide a full body and/or complex flavor.
Fillers can be either long or short; long filler uses whole leaves and is of a better quality, while short filler, also called "mixed," uses chopped up leaves as well as stems and other bits.


Binders are elastic leaves used to hold together the bunches of fillers

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