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"Very good, if flawed..."

Review by: Giorgio
Review Date: 12/28/2004
Rating: 8.33
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Review Notes: First of all, where did CAO dream those awful "Italian" names from? It's the trade fair of banality and stereotypes. What's next, a cigar named Pizza or Mafioso or Spaghetti? More, the anilla is appalingly tasteless, with all those Italian flags looking like the walls of Italy after the victory in the Football World Cup in 1982! Have the people of CAO been in Italy lately? In some of Milan's high streets? Looked at Italian design and fashion? CAO Italia deserves a much more stylish anilla...Enough said of that, let's go to the cigar. Which is very good, with strong flavours (coffee, leather) not totally unlike the ones you can find in Italian Toscani cigars, which isn't faint praise. A spicy final didn't change my opinion. Construction was just average, as the cigar started unraveling after a while. DRaw was OK, though. A friend of mine was smoking a Toro (oddly named Piazza) and it was a real construction disaster, with the wrapper at the end totally unraveled. Value is good, given the quality of the smoke. CAO should change the anillas and get the construction quality right, and they will have an absolute winner, at par with some cubans.

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