CAO Vision Catalyst

CAO Vision

Origin : Dominican Republic
CAO CigarsFormat : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Dominican
Filler : Dominican / Nicaraguan / Brazilian
Binder : Dominican
Price : ~$11 each
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My name is Agent 6. My mission was to review the CAO Vision Catalyst. As an asset of The Cigar Spy agency I promise to respect the A.S.H.E.S. code of honor.

Background Info

CAO Vision comes packaged in a high-tech box much like the one Agent 15 stores his Spy Glasses in. Digital hygrometer? Check. Tech savvy lighting? Check. Functioning humidor? Check. So why am I talking about the packaging so much? I don’t know…

Mission Notes

Cloaked in a white shroud and tattooed on the foot with serial number 234679, this character showed a level of sophistication. For the price, it betta’ be no hobo, yo. What?

So as the interrogation started (blade and flame), much more information followed. Plenty of rich tobacco and leather/cedar but nothing of unique interest to me. Decent burn with 3 touch-ups, nothing stellar. Flaky ash. No harsh flavors or severe construction problems.

Final Statement

I don’t really understand the hype surrounding this particular character aside from the packaging gimmick. Awesome exterior package, mediocre guts inside. I am a big fan of CAO products but this one let me down. I’ll stick with the Brazilia and LX2 for now.

Photo credit: Victor Tarassov

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