If you have not heard of Hector Luis Prieto, you will soon. A quick search will find articles in Cigar Aficionado of one of the upcoming superstar farmers in Cuba. So much so, that he warrants a show on What Embargo as well. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of his farm rolls at my friendly neighborhood LCDH, and was interested to see if his farmies lived up to his reputation. Prieto is known for innovative farming and curing techniques, employing new technology, and old secrets of the Cuban tobacco tradition. I had heard he grows criollo for wrapper, and his roller Miguel has been trained at the factories as well. The wrapper itself is beautiful, and the foot is semi-closed, draped in the wrapper.