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CAO Gold: A Mild Bodied Churchill Cigar

cao gold cigar CAO Gold: A Mild Bodied Churchill Cigar by Haroon Mihtar 

Cigar: CAO Gold
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Mild Bodied

When I first started smoking cigars a while back and ever got a request to suggest something “nice,” this was the cigar I would recommend with my then virgin knowledge.  It is a rich flavor with mild smoke. CAO Gold has a marvelous golden brown wrapper with a few veins but nothing that stands out in a course or vulgar way.  It was well rolled with a decent weight to it.  I used a V- cutter on this cigar as it’s the perfect way to cut a cigar without compromising the integrity of the wrapper.  The pre-light draw and aroma were kind of farm land like with firm yet subtle notes of hay stacks and earth, usually the trademark of a mild cigar. As I smoked I couldn’t help thinking about this one nice experience I had with a College cheerleader at the Hyatt Regency Hotel …. Ok we won’t go there.

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From the first light of the CAO Gold there is a fluent creamy smoke. The first third of this Nicaraguan sandwich offers some illusive notes of wood and nuts. The second third of the cigar, the wood character moved to the front with an insinuation of sweetness similar to caramel. In the final third of the cigar, the timber tones remained, but the paramount note was that of nuts which left me with a very enjoyable nutty conclusion. The cigar had a great even burn throughout that never needed to be touched up.

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The draw of the Cigar was somewhat of a disappointment.  It was good but I just expected a lot better from CAO  The bottom line is that the CAO Gold is a real good mild cigar with a really good flavor from that even a seasoned veteran can enjoy. I found it to be a very relaxing smoke that will please just about any palate. Price wise I will pull no punches at about $8-$10 a Cigar, it’s a bit overpriced.  Notwithstanding the CAO gold has gained a reputation the world over as being a premium cigar that commands respect and love.

Haroon Mihtar
Senior Cigar Aficionado

Check out –  Makers Mark 562 Bourbon Seasoned Cigar , Oliva Serie G, Toro , Gurkha Symphony 

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Oliva Serie G, Toro: A Mild Bodied Cigar

oliva serie g Oliva Serie G, Toro: A Mild Bodied Cigar Cameroon Wrapper-Nicaraguan Filler

By Haroon Mihtar

I light up and get a fantastic aroma.  The initial taste is smooth and a kind of spicy. That slowly settles down and the creamy smoke begins to give a nut, and almost buttery flow.  Nearly halfway down, a little leather and cocoa sneak in and out.  The puffs are plentiful and remind me of a good Asian massage I once had in Chicago.

The draw on the cigar was good and flowed with little effort.  As I continue my journey smoking I began to see myself on a beach in Aden on a cool night.  Nice. Furthermore if you’re looking for a Cigar to compliment a Coffee this is the lottery ticket, I had a Starbucks red eye and it was a marriage made in heaven.

Along with the African Cameroon wrapper, this Toro size gem features a Cuban-seed Habano binder and a Nicaraguan filler – Construction and assembly is very good, although I would highly recommend they be well humidified as to avoid stiffness, as toward the end, the wrapper began to develop some small splits.

Overall The Oliva Serie G is one of the best buys for your money at around $3.50-$4.00 a pop.  It’s a great buy for those looking for a medium bodied Cigar at a good price.

Haroon Mihtar

Senior Cigar Aficionado

Check outCAO Gold , Gurkha Symphony , Tony Borhani’s Bahia Trinidad

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