Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 27 September 2010

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cao criollo patodavidoff puro d oro sublime
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After being lit, the Sublime's burn is, in a word, sublime. The draw is excellent, and long, light-colored ash is formed. The burn stays even on its own without the need for any touch-ups. It also manages to stay lit until the end. Not having to keep the lighter handy for maintenance was a plus.

The flavor department is where the Sublime is somewhat underwhelming. It kicks off with a faint note of black pepper. It then transitions into a woody flavor. A tad of coffee is also noticeable, and it ends with pepper once again, but this time much spicier.

The Puro d'Oro Sublime is both a hit and miss. The cigar looks fantastic and appetizing. Its burn is free of any negative issues as well. The flavors, however, are on the dull side. There just was not much complexity or diversity. If you like spicy cigars, it may suit your tastes. Otherwise, you may find yourself becoming disinterested. Luckily, the size of the Sublime made that not entirely possible, since it was a quick smoke. A single retails for $9.50, and it can also be found in packs of four or boxes of 25. Davidoff goes back to its 1940's roots in terms of packaging the Puro d'Oro, with each bundle of 25 being bound by a silk ribbon. Although the packaging is elegant, that price seems too high, especially considering the rather diminutive size and average overall flavor. However, if you love Davidoff cigars and want something quick to smoke, you may want to try a single and see if it suits your tastes.

The Davidoff Puro d'Oro Sublime earns an average rating of 2.5 out of four stars.

CAO Criollo Pato


The Criollo line from CAO is one that has received some high marks from critics in the past. Its claim to fame is that it uses the sweetest Nicaraguan tobacco around.

The Criollo Pato measures 4 7/8x 50. The Criollo line also comes in four other sizes: the 4 x 38 Pampas, the 5 5/8x 46 Mancha, the 6 x 50 Bomba, and the 6 1/8x 52 Conquistador. The Criollo is a Nicaraguan puro made with select Cuban seed tobaccos that are immune to disease and grown in the Central American nation. A vintage Criollo '98 wrapper is used, and the cigar is completed with a pigtail cap. The Criollo is said to fall somewhere in between the categories of medium and full-bodied.

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