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Quick Smoke: CAO La Traviata Divino

28 Nov 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


These days some seem to have forgotten about the original La Traviata, predecessor to the recently introduced La Traviata Maduro. But this 2009 release has a lot to offer—and it seems to be getting better with age. The Divino (5 x 50) now has a little less pepper than I remember and more pronounced notes of sweet cedar, cream, and roasted nuts. That makes it any easy recommendation, especially with the cigar’s superb construction and $5 price tag.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: CAO La Traviata Divino”

  1. dmjones1009 Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    New sticks always seem to get the buzz, but you're right…the original LT is a fantastic cigar and still one of my favorites. I have one unopened box of Animados and am looking to buy another before General manages to screw it up by changing the blend or something.

  2. Nick M. Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    I let one of these sit for about six months. Not a long stretch in the humidor by any means, but I noticed it lost a bit of its kick. I enjoy this cigar fresh from the box.

  3. TriMarkC Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    These are phenomenal cigars, especially for the price! I haven't tried the new maduro wrapper on this yet, but hope to over the holidays.