Sunday, 23 November 2008

Review - CAO Vision Prana - 93/100

The CAO Vision Prana is the first of the ten CAO cigars i received in the CAO Champions sampler, that i am going to review here in the near future. The sampler contains ten highly ranked cigars which represent a wide range of the CAO lines. If i were to review the whole sampler in one go, i would give the packaging and appearance 100 points. See for your self:

What comes to the CAO Vision Prana individually, I dare to say, that i enjoyed it tremendously. From the first moment of seeing the cigar and smelling its unlit vanilla fragrance to the last draw and the 2nd degree burns on my fingers, i simply thought the cigar was exceptional.

The draw is loose but not too so, and if anything, it just offers a generous amount of white smoke with a medium body. The cigar has a cedary profile with leather and vanilla notes. At first, it seems that the cigar will not grow complex, but then flavours of sugar roasted nuts and something which resembles fresh baked bread step into the picture. Half way through, the flavours intensify, the nutty flavour taking more room and bringing along a creamy finish with fruity edges.

The CAO Vision Prana is a well balanced and complex cigar, that will not dissapoint anyone. Even the burn was perfect all the way. I really did not want to put this one down. There was no sign of any bitter or harsh flavours in any point. Full pleasure. Next time i will smoke a CAO Vision Prana, will be after a delicious Sushi meal. I Can't wait.

Origin: Nigaragua

Construction 19/20
Appearance 18/20
Smoke/Ash 9/10
Burn 19/20
Draw 18/20
Aroma 10/10 (9,10,10)


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