The Graycliff Emerald has the difficult-to-produce, high-quality candela wrapper. This shade of wrapper was once referred to as American Market Selection, distinguished from the brown, English Market Selection. In the new millennium, Candela has been rediscovered. The Emerald's tobacco is the same as Graycliff Crystal's - a blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Brazilian tobaccos - but what a difference in taste the candela wrapper makes. The Emerald cigar is softer but somewhat vegetal on the palate.