CAO La Traviata Divino cigars present another full-flavored, high-scoring selection from CAO. Introduced in 2009, the blend starts with a core of diverse, twin Ligero longfiller tobaccos (one from Pueblo Nuevo in Nicaragua, the other from The DR), and a Cameroon binder rolled in a dark, shimmering Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. These marvelously smooth cigars hit on all cylinders, offering a complex smoke with earthy tobacco flavors, dark woody notes, and an appealingly sweet finish. A don't-miss! Order yours now.
I got a box of these last November with my very first purchase from Famous. I was a rookie, but I thought they tasted great from day one. Then, as all rookies do, I went on a 5 pack shopping spree, trying to taste everything I heard was good. That shopping spree continued for almost a year, and I ve only had 4 of these over this entire period. Today I burned my 5th Divino Maduro. This has become one smooth smoke in eleven months of sitting in a wineador at 65rh, with an average temperature of around 75. This burns very even, if it starts going uneven, sit it down and watch it self correct. To me, right after flavor in importance is burn, which is related to construction, and just as important is draw. This checks all the boxes - the draw is nice, if it fell on any side of perfect, it would fall on the looser side. I hate tight draws - but I also despise sucking on wind when a draw is too loose. This is just about perfect. I have had wrapper issues with these, but once it was because I cut too deep, and the other I attribute to smoking on a rainy day. Bottom line is, at a decent price point, these are perfect everyday smokes, and outperform some more expensive peers.
Lately, CAO had been putting out some great stuff. The CAO La Traviata Divino maduro is in that group. Great flavor and smoke output. A few wonky burn issues, but correctable. You will pay far more for a stick this good.