Colt45 Posted April 23, 2010 Share Posted April 23, 2010 First off, it's not my intention to start another CC vs. NC debate - it truly isn't. I had time today, and decided to smoke one of my few remaining NCs. Without going into details, I was once again reminded of what I perceive as the chasm between Havanas and cigars from other areas. But what I really started to think about was the tobacco itself - why do I perceive such a difference in overall flavor qualities? We all know soil composition, sun, air - the climates and micro climates within. As I often do, I tried to correlate it with wine. If we gave a single vintner cabernet grapes from country x, and cabernet grapes from country y, and they vinified both batches in relatively the same way, would the difference be that drastic? I thought to myself perhaps not, but I obviously can't know for sure. (given the grapes were of similar quality - ripeness, etc) So back to tobacco, what if anything else could it be? Can terroir by itself be cause for such a drastic difference (as I perceive it)? Differences in processing? Other types of super secret production methods? I don't know if this makes much sense, and it's kind of just thinking out loud, but I wonder...... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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