About anatomy of a Habano
It takes up to six types of tobacco leaf to make a Habano, each type specially grown and prepared for its purpose.
Four for flavour…
- Volado: a light-flavoured leaf, especially valued for its combustibility also known Fortateza 1 (Strength 1).
- Seco: medium-flavoured, the most important leaf for aroma Fortaleza 2 (Strength 2).
- Ligero: a full-flavoured and slow-burning leaf that adds strength to the blend Fortaleza 3 (Strength 3).
- Medio Tiempo: a rare leaf used very occasionally to bring extra intensity to the taste Fortaleza 4 (Strength 4).
…one for structure…
…and one to delight the eye
The wrapper contributes little to the flavour of a Habano, but it stands as the ultimate symbol of the cigars perfection.
Every leaf is grown in Cuba, especially for the making of Habanos.
You will not find such tobacco in cigars that are not Habanos.