The New Camacho BLACKOUT Limited Edition 2013 utilizes tobaccos from 4 different years. Wrapper grown in 2006, Binder from 2009, Fillers from 2003, 2008, 2009.
The rolled cigars were then aged together another 2-years, when the normal marrying process is normally just a few months. Wrapper, which was picked from the top 2/3’s of the plant, was fermented differently than most tobaccos. A process known as “press-fermentation” was used by placing additional weight on the top of the “pilones” (piles where the tobacco ferments), which intensifies the internal temperatures. The tobacco is worked hard, but carefully, then allowed a longer than usual resting period once packed in bales for aging.
Leaves from the top 2/3’s of the plant get additional sun ripening, which boosts the level of sweetness with additional sugars being creating during the process of photosynthesis. The heavy oil noticed on this wrapper leaf is as a result of the plants natural defenses, the plant tries to protect itself by creating more oils to fend off the sun’s glare.
Camacho Blackout will be pre-sold at the IPCPR show and is expected to ship in late September.