Basic Information: CAO Esteli TAA Exclusive 2018
Manufacturer – CAO Cigars
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Jalapa
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua
Pricing – $9.00
Body – Medium
The wrapper is a rich and oily dark brown with orange fire like hues present. There are very few veins and the seams are invisible.
Aroma – Cedar, Nuts and Raisin
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Dried Apricot and Nuts
First Third – Nuts and oiled leather notes kick this cigar off with a subtle herbaceous tea like note on the finish. The leather quickly dissipates and turns into a nice chocolate like note. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.
Second Third – Deep cocoa flavors come out on this transition along with some cedar and that tea like note on the finish. The burn remains sharp and ash fell just before the midpoint of the smoke.
Final Third – This one gets earthy and woody on the transition followed by the cocoa and tea. The leather like note comes back on the finish here a bit. The burn remains sharp.
Scotch – Glenlivet 15
Wine – Anne de K Riesling
This CAO Esteli TAA Exclusive is a great smoke from start to finish. That tea like note throughout the stick really defines the whole experience. Since these are limited it may be a little difficult to find. I found them at Neptune Cigar in Miami.
About CAO Cigars – www.caocigars.com