Brazilian Cubra was a wrapper we knew little about. We tried it, as we tried to sample everything the producers had. The wrapper is stamped “Ligero” on the bail. The unique traits were that it was a maduro-looking wrapper, but it had no earth, and while being intense it was gentle on the palate. The sizes were all trunk pressed for two reasons. First, we could use larger ring gauges and they would still be comfortable to smoke. Second, pressed cigars are rolled round and less dense, so they can be pressed properly. We found the blends performed better with this adjustment. The cigar is hallmarked by a Brazilian Cubra wrapper, Dominican Piloto binder and fillers of Dominican Criollo 98 and Dominican Piloto–all of which elicit a pristine cleanliness to the flavor of the smoke.