Like almost every CAO cigar I have smoked in the past this one looks perfect. It’s very oily and has a light brown wrapper. I am drinking water with this cigar.
Length: 6 1/4″
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Dom Rep
Binder: Dom Rep
Filler: Dom Rep, Nicaragua
Effortless draw. The flavors are oak, mild spice and there is also a grassiness to this cigar (which is different than earthiness, In my opinion). It is on the strong side of the medium-full bodied range. It starts out burning hot but it calms down shortly. Tons of flavor at the beginning.
This isn’t one of my favorite cigars, however. I just don’t like the mix of flavors. It is more on the light and airy flavor spectrum. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good cigar. The flavors that it does have are represented well. I just personally like something with stronger flavors; a cigar that is peppery, leathery, etc.
One and a half inches in and it is a medium bodied cigar. The flavors are staying constant. On a side note: I am smoking this cigar with Rommel (maybe you will remember the back of his head from the CAO picture – this cigar isn’t from that box). Don’t worry, Rommel isn’t smoking a cigar, he is chewing a dog bone. I also found out that listening to a podcast while smoking a cigar is far better than trying to read while smoking.
Over halfway through now and it is not burning evenly. The flavors are still the same though. Nothing seems to change with this cigar, it is very consistent.
The CAO Vision is a good cigar. It just turns out I don’t like the flavors all that much. I do think that others would like it though.