Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 20 May 2013

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caocao flavours moontrance
espinosaespinosa habano

altToday's pair of reviews should appeal to smokers who prefer smoother cigars that can be enjoyed during any part of the day.  Let's take a closer look at the CAO Flavours Moontrance and the Espinosa Habano to see just how smooth they are.

CAO Flavours MoontranceRobusto

I will readily admit that I really enjoy cigars from CAO.  They offer quality products that particularly stand out in my mind for the way they look and are marketed.  The CAO Flavours line is made up of several variations meant to appeal to all types of cigar fans.  While they may not be your typical cigar, the Flavours lines are intriguing to say the least, which is why I decided to give the Moontrance a try.  It promises plenty of complexity that is unique, so how could I pass that up?  I didn’t and now it’s time for the actual review.

The CAO Flavours Moontrance Robusto measures 5 x 48.  The CAO Moontrance line also comes in other sizes as well: the 4 x 30 Petit, 4 x 38 Petit Corona, 4.7 x 30 Tubo, 5.1 x 42 Corona, and the 6.2 x 50 Torpedo.  The cigar has a filler that consists of tobacco from Nicaragua.  It has a Nicaraguan binder as well.  A Cameroon wrapper completes the composition.  The CAO line is considered to be medium-bodied.

At first glance, the CAO Flavours Moontrance is a nice looking stick.  The wrapper is medium brown in color and some small veins are visible.  Not much of an oily sheen is can be noticed.  Patting it down reveals that it's packed well and free of soft spots.  A large band near the head stands out with silver and blue color scheme.  Moontrance by CAO is stamped on the band in some modern font.  The cigar also comes wrapped in a cedar sheath that covers most of its body, and a nice blue ribbon is at the very foot of the cigar.  A quick whiff of the Moontrance prior to lighting gives off a cedar scent and the cold taste is very sweet.

After striking the CAO Flavours Moontrance Robusto with a match, a solid burn comes through.  The burn is even, with the exception of a couple times where it needs correcting.  No re-lights are necessary.  The draw is good and some solid white ash is produced.


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