Written by Puff Staff

Friday, 02 April 2010

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Stronger Offerings

Put your seatbelts on, because we are now in CAO's full-bodied zone. These sticks should appeal to those who like something with strength and boldness, and they may be too overwhelming for novices.

The Sopranos Edition is named after the popular television series about the mafia and was created per the show's request. Like the show's characters, the Sopranos Edition cigars are bold and demand respect. Even the four sizes offered from the line are themed after the show, such as the Associate, the Soldier, the Boss, and the Tony Soprano. The filler is a blend of tobaccos from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Finishing it off is a Honduran binder and a Brazilian wrapper. This combination of ingredients was successful in earning the Sopranos Edition very high ratings from Cigar Aficionado.

The highly-rated Mx2 is offered in three sizes and features Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian fillers. The name Mx2 refers to its Brazilian Maduro binder and Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. In other words, the cigar offers you Maduro flavor times two.


Also highly-rated is the CAO Vision. The Vision's filler combines tobaccos from Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. The Dominican binder and the aged Corojo wrapper finish off this stick that is offered in three sizes and comes in an amazing humidor box complete with blue lights and humidity readings.

The most patriotic stick made by CAO is the America. Coming in five sizes and adorned with U.S.-inspired bands, the America has a nice pinstripe look thanks two its combination of Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrappers. These double wrappers cover a Brazilian binder and bold Ligero fillers from the United States, Italy, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.

Staying with the national theme is the CAO Italia and its five sizes. This highly-rated stogie's filler is headlined by Habano seed tobacco grown in Italy strictly for CAO that blends with tobaccos from Nicaragua and Peru. A Honduran binder and wrapper hold the strong, yet sweet blend in place.

The final national offering from CAO is the Brazilia. The Brazilia is a tribute to the exotic South American nation that comes in seven different sizes and features a Nicaraguan filler and binder covered with a Brazilian wrapper. An eye-catching band near the head does a great job in letting you know that this cigar is all about Brazil and its uniqueness as a nation.


Wrapping things up and similar in name structure to the Mx2 is the Lx2. Instead of Maduro, though, this cigar has Ligero tobacco times two in all of its three size offerings. The Ligero power is found in the filler blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. A Honduran binder and a Nicaraguan wrapper cover the beastly filler blend that offers notes of spice and wood.

I hope you were able to learn a little bit about CAO and the cigars they offer. As many are highly rated, you should definitely give them a try. The likelihood of you being disappointed is low, and you just might find yourself being a new fan of the CAO brand.









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