Thursday, October 4, 2012

CAO Concert

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
Vitola:  Amp      
Length: 5 ½ inches
Ring Gage: 46
Strength:  Medium

The new CAO Concert is the second release from CAO since General Cigar Company has taken over the brand.  This cigar is said to be a tribute to the brands roots in Tennessee and was created and blended by Ricky Rodriguez.  The concert comes packaged in boxes that resemble amps with the logo shaped as a guitar pick.  Even the names have of the sizes pay tribute to music terminology; roadie (5 ½ by 54), solo (5 ½ by 50), stage (5 ½ by 60), and amp (5 ½ by 46). 

The cigar has a gorgeous dark and oily wrapper.  It appears to be very well constructed with very few vein lines.  It was firm to the touch with no soft spots or imperfections that I could see.  The band resembles the shape of a guitar pick with cigar strings wrapping around the cigar.  This is a classy presentation for the newest addition to the CAO line of cigars.    

There were wonderful notes of wood and spice immediately upon lighting.  This was a fairly consistent smoke that was thoroughly enjoyable.  As you smoked the notes of wood and spice were still present but I began to notice a sweet undertone that complimented the cigar nicely.  The burn on this cigar was nice and even.  I found the draw to be perfect, for my taste anyway.  I like a little bit of resistance, but something that is still an easy enjoyable smoke. 

The new mantra for this line “Perfect Harmony” describes this cigar perfectly.  It was a consistent smoke that delivered in taste and flavor. 
If you would like to purchase these cigars please visit !!!!
Also visit to get information on meeting Ricky Rodriguez in person friday October 5th!!!

Posted by Michele 

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