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Old 12-15-2017, 10:13 PM   #1
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CAO pilon corona

This is a review of the CAO pilon. The cigar is wrapped in Ecuadoran Habano Viso, with a Nicoraguan binder, and Dominican and Nicoraguan filler.

From CAO: A Pilon is a carefully layered stack of tobacco leaves that helps ferment the tobacco to maximize the flavor and color of the leaves. Dating back to 19th century Cuba, this natural method of fermentation delivers a superior taste and appearance that canít be reached otherwise. CAO Pilon uses this time-honored method to give you a cigar with deep, rich colors and unprecedented depths of flavor. [http://caocigars.com/the-lineup/classic/pilon/]

The construction seems fairly good. Although, there seem to be a few soft spots along the way. Iím hoping that this smoke is more inspiring than the RyJ that Iíve just smoked, but the initial few puffs are not that encouraging. Actually, dare I say, the RyJ actually had more body than the Pilon.

There have to be some redeeming qualities of this cigarÖlet me try to find them. There is a bit more spice here, but just a bit. At least the ash held longer than the RyJ a hole inch! Still waiting.

Iíve had the assumption that Iíve preferred Nicaruaguan tobaccos to other NC tobaccos, and Iíve been underwhelmed by this cigar so I assume that it is primarily a Dominican filler as to NicoraguanÖat $4 per cigar, it isnít bad, but since Iíve got limited smoking opportunities, this one isnít doing it. It isnít the diamond in the rough that Iím looking for in a budget smoke.
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