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Quick Smoke: CAO La Traviata Maduro Luminoso

8 Apr 2017

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.”


In 2012, General Cigar expanded the La Traviata Maduro line by adding the Luminoso format (4.5 x 50). This particular specimen had been resting in one of my humidors for nearly five years. It sports a thick, dark, toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper around a Cameroon binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Once lit, pre-light notes of cocoa and musty earth transition to a medium-bodied, well-balanced profile of black coffee, oak, pepper, and cherry sweetness. Construction is excellent. The CAO La Traviata Maduro Luminoso is a solid choice if you seek classic maduro flavors but are short on time.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: CAO La Traviata Maduro Luminoso”

  1. Ed M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    Get ’em while you can..

  2. Ted Langly Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Is the maduro line being discontinued?