The wrapper is medium to dark brown with a nice sheen to it. There are a couple of prominent veins visible. The seams are barely visible and lay nice and flat. The caps are applied nicely, but there is a vein that protrudes right near the cap that I’m hoping doesn’t become an irritant while I have the cigar in my mouth. Since this is a pre-release, not much is expected from the band, but it is not just a basic printed band, there is some gold bordering along the top and bottom with some nice printing on it. Nothing spectacular, but also not a band printed from a label or laser printer. The aroma from the wrapper is a light sweet hay. The foot gives a much sweeter, somewhat fruity aroma, maybe cherry. The pre-light draw brings some of that same cherry sweetness along with a bit of cardboard.