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A cigar's wrapper determines much of the cigar's character and flavor. Often times, the wrapper's color and texture is used to describe the cigar as a whole. Below is a list of the wrapper colors, from lightest to darkest:
• "Double Claro" is very light and slightly greenish, is achieved by picking leaves before they mature and drying them quickly.
• "Claro" is light tan and sometimes with a hint of yellow, which is created through shade-grown tobacco.
• "Natural" wrapper is light brown to brown and is most often sun-grown.
• "Colorado Claro " is medium brown in color and usually associated with tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic or in Cuba
• "Colorado" is reddish-brown and also know as "Rosado"
• "Colorado Maduro" is dark brown in color and linked to tobacco grown in Honduras or Cuba
• "Maduro" is a dark brown to very dark brown wrapper and,
• "Oscuro" is the darkest color, black and oily in appearance and texture. Oscuro is usually grown in Cuba, Nicaragua, Brazil or Mexico.