Size: 5.5″ x 55
Price Range: Approx. $7.40
Flavors/Notes: Rich tobacco overlaid with a tone of sweetness.
Ash: Light gray not too firm
Draw: Easy draw that produces a good amount of smoke
Burn: Varies but fairly even. The burn does corrects itself though.
Appearance: Dark brown and oily
Other Comments: The CAO Brazilia Box-Press is good solid maduro cigar
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan
Factory: C.A.O. Fabrica de Tabacos S.A.
In late 2009 the CAO La Traviata Divino was released without much publicity put around it but it still ended up achieving 15 out of the top 25 cigars of 2010. This full-bodied cigar is a bargain that has a dark, oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that encloses a Cameroon binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The draw of this cigar was easy and had flavors of pepper, leather, and nuts with hints of cedar and anise. Theses flavors remain all the way throughout the cigar and become more rich the farther you get. This smoke is great for anyone that enjoys consistent flavor throughout their cigar.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Seed
Binder: Honduras (Jamastran), Nicaragua (Esteli)
The CAO Gold Vintage is a very smooth mild-medium bodied smoke that can be enjoyed from the most experienced smokers to novice smokers. The silky, vein free wrapper was created from some of the best Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed leaves of 2004. To accompany this wrapper in perfect balance is Habano seed filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. This cigar is very easy to draw with a creamy, buttery smoke that has flavors of leather, hazelnut, cream, and vanilla. The burn is alright with a few touch ups needed along the way. The vanilla and caramel flavor remains all the way and about midway through a lite, nutty spice comes on making you want more until the caramel finish. The flavorful, sweet cigar will please any smoker’s palate.
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Dominican Republic, Columbia, & Nicaragua
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos
The CAO Sopranos Edition is packed very tightly with tobacco with an attractive oily, dark, and copper Brazilian wrapper. The taste starts very strong and up in your face with the flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon which becomes smooth and transitions to a coffee taste. At first this may appear to be a weird mix of flavors however most people say that CAO was able to pull it off. Overall this cigar is well balanced and has a good mix of flavors all the way through.