While I was researching the Fratello Oro for this write-up, I found several descriptions that seemed like they were made-up rather than based in fact, making Oro one of the most confused cigars in our humidor.
Rather than use alternate facts, I chose to go directly to Omar deFrias and ask him. Here are the results…
Oro starts with Colombian, Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers, secured by an African Cameroon binder and covered in a light caramel colored Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Grown wrapper. He went on to say that Oro offers for an explosion of mellow flavor you won’t find anywhere else. There’s creaminess from the Shade Grown wrapper, dry fruit and subtle pepper from a touch of Dominican Ligero in the filler. The Cameroon binder brings a natural sweetness that brings the stronger tones down to a subtle level. Oro is complex with notes of leather, cream, dried fruit, and hint of spice and sweetness that tease you, but never go too far in either direction. Unlike Classico and Bianco, which are made by Joya De Nicaragua in Nicaragua, Oro is rolled by La Aurora in the Dominican Republic.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Filler: Columbian, Dominican & Nicaraguan
Body: Mild to Medium
Flavor: Mild to Medium