14 responses

  1. Tashaz
    December 3, 2009

    Nice review! I’ll be looking for this purely on the kudos you give it. Medium body but full flavour is rare. Thankyou.

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  2. DJ
    December 3, 2009

    Nice — CAO seems to make lots of good stuff

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  3. Stephen P
    December 3, 2009

    Nice review and high praise. I have two resting in my humi which I haven’t gotten to yet. Luckily for me my local B&M stocks them.

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  4. Ed
    December 3, 2009

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback. This cigar is definitely a winner, and everyone will definitely enjoy it.

    -Ed

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  5. DJ
    December 3, 2009

    This might be something to hand out at the Christmas party, oh, yes!

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  6. Tex
    December 4, 2009

    I have been taking pictures of cigars for the past few weeks and I honestly have not seen a cigar lately as well-constructed and with such a smooth wrapper in quite some time. This is really a well-made cigar. I’m very surprised you gave it 4.5 stars on construction as I think its one of the best qualities of the cigar. Just my thoughts –

    J

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  7. Ed
    December 4, 2009

    Tex-

    The only flaw I found with the cigar was an uneven burn which was fixed by rotating the cigar. This caused the 4.5 rather than a perfect 5. Other than that, I completely agree with you; this is one of the best constructed cigars I have seen.

    -Ed

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  8. ordphx
    December 5, 2009

    It’s built like an oliva V in many ways, but the burn is not as even as an oliva V, in my opinion and experience. Nevertheless a great cigar and a great price point.

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  9. Bageland2000
    December 28, 2009

    Just got this today for only $4.50! The tobacconist at 8 to 8 cigars in Villa Park, IL suggested it and wow! what a cigar. Gonna have to buy more…

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  10. paulypatel
    June 17, 2010

    When you’re right you’re right ! La Traviata is a beautiful cigar and a very tastey one also. One thing you nailed was the value. You absolutely can’t go wrong with this cigar for how cheap it is. I know a few people who made this their everyday smoke. I surely think the La Traviata earned a spot in my weekly rotation.

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  11. bronx7
    June 28, 2010

    hello guys,
    I’m very curious if anyone tried la traviata intrepido yet? 54 ring gauge sounds very very appealing. I’ll go for a box but could not decide to move on with radiente or intrepido.
    I’d be glad to hear your comments.
    cheers

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  12. Ed
    June 29, 2010

    Bronx7 –

    I have not tried the larger cigar yet. I will soon thought. I do not think you can go wrong with either one.

    Hope you enjoy it

    -Ed

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  13. Roland
    January 18, 2011

    I was skeptical that a (under) $5.00 cigar could really pull down that kind of rating, but I really was pleasantly surprised. This is a nice cigar at twice the price. CAO has made a smart move with this cigar. This is going to draw more folks into their customer base.

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  14. Cynical Genius
    January 31, 2011

    I’ve got a couple of these resting in my humidor. They really do look well constructed. There’s a certain ‘heft’ in hand which indicates to me, CAO did not spare the tobacco. I’m just waiting for the right occasion to light ’em up.

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