CAO “The Sopranos” Edition Associate

January 3, 2009 · Posted in Cigar Review 

Dark and very, very oily cigar. Looks absolutely great. This was the second cigar I started New Years Eve night and I finished it in 2009.

Cigar Stats
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Brazil
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Columbia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Price: $10.50


This cigar just isn’t doing it for me at the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very good cigar but there is just something missing from it. Maybe things will change the longer I smoke it.

It has a great draw and burn; most CAO cigars do. It’s just that when I saw “Soprano” on the band I thought this was going to be a ball buster of a cigar, that my head was going to be spinning after all was said and done. In all actuality this is a very refined cigar.

The dominant note for this cigar is earth; almost a musty earthiness. There also seems to be some kind of pistachio note as well.

This is a perfect cigar to unwind with. Granted, it is full bodied but the flavor profile is more laid back. Smoke it at the Bada Bing after a long day of living da life… or something like that.

Upon reflection, this might be a great cigar. Flavors stayed true the whole way through and even got better as time went on. Not a very complex cigar but it’s great for what it is.

90 points


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