Cigar Review – CAO Gold Vintage Cremant

Today I’m reviewing the CAO Gold Vintage Cremant. This 6 x 52 Toro was giving to me by Jon Huber at IPCPR in New Orleans this year. It features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper from 2004, binder from Nicaragua and filler from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigar is named after a sparkling wine in France usually in the Loire and Alsace regions. I know your thinking, “Isn’t that champagne?” Well, no, only sparkling wine GROWN in the Champagne region can be call champagne. Little wine knowledge in a cigar review. How do you like that? Got two of my favorite things in this review! Its billed as a mild-medium cigar, but loaded with flavor. Did the cigar live up to that? Watch the video and find out. Also, don’t forget to donate to our Cigars for Troops round up! Smoke for Our Heroes

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Thanks for the shout out in this review! This sounds like a cigar I will have to try. I too can’t afford to drop lots of money on those ultra-premium sticks (although I do from time to time). This is probably right up my alley.

Nice review, Ben. I’m going to pick one of these up next time I’m in my local shop.

Thanks guys. I was a really good mild cigar and I don’t like mild cigars at all, but this one had a lot of flavor to it.

Sounds like a good stick. I like a mild-medium cigar every now and then for a change of pace. I like CAO also so I will give it a shot. Thanks for the review.

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Excellent review man!

We had quite a bit of differences in this cigar! I never noticed the creamy/buttery taste and the spice was almost dominant throughout. I just call mine spice, since i cant tell the difference in most of them :) I never got nutty or leathery taste either. Amazing the differences in palettes and maybe cigars!


Although I would take your review as more valid since I just dont have a sophisticated palette for some reason ;)

OH I almost forgot




The main notes for me was woody and the spice I really got on the retrohale. The creaminess was very muted, but there throughout and the butteriness was at the end. The leather was at the beginning as well, but the nuttiness was throughout the cigar along with the wood.

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