Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CAO La Traviata Maduro Divino Review

CAO La Traviata Maduro Divino - 5 X 50. Medium - Full. Wrapper - Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, Binder - Cameroon, Filler - Nicaragua & Domincian.

Initial Taste - Dry wood/cedar.

First third - Leather, spice, cedar and cinnamon. There was also a slight sweetness emerging.

Second Third - Flavors remained - pretty much the same - leather, spice, cedar, cinnamon. Sweetness increases.

Last third - This is where this cigar really gets good for me - now I get a sweet, tangy leather, strong spice, nuts and cinnamon. Very enjoyable. Long tasty finish of sweet leather and spice.

Construction, burn and draw were very good.

CAO has another winner on their hands. This cigar is as good if not better than the regular La Traviata. I really liked this cigar. In particular the last third where I tasted the tangy, citrus leather, sweetness and the nuttiness. Balance was good as well. This is among my favorite flavor profiles. MSRP on this vitola is $6.00 which makes this a great value. If you liked the natural La Traviata, I highly recommend trying the maduro version.

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