Review of CAO Vision Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
The new CAO Vision limited edition cigar was released in November 2020. CAO Vision is available only in the Churchill size (7 x 50), and retails for $18.99 per cigar. These cigars are made with different tobaccos than the original CAO Vision that came out in 2007. The new 2020 blend features a Cameroon wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and Nicaraguan Habanos filler tobaccos. For more information, please check out the press release.
The sample CAO Vision cigar began with a somewhat nondescript medium bodied tobacco flavor. There was a very subtle sweetness, a bit of spice, and a hint of nuts. The smoke was smooth and unassuming. Not a flavor bomb by any means, but still enjoyable. The CAO Vision would pair nicely with champagne, and can be enjoyed by all levels of cigar smokers, including beginners.
The taste was pretty consistent throughout the duration of the smoking session, which lasted about 100 minutes down to two inches of cigar remaining. During that time, the cigar had a good draw, mostly even burn, and held a medium-to-long ash. No relights were necessary, but touch-ups were needed about every 30 minutes to keep the burn even.
Although the CAO Vision did not burst with a myriad of flavors, it was still smooth and enjoyable for over an hour and a half. I enjoyed it enough to rate it with a very good 4 points on a 5-point scale. Blended with top quality premium tobaccos and having a price tag of $19 per stick, this is not a cigar that was made for beginners, although beginners would certainly enjoy it without being intimidated. Again, CAO Vision is a cigar that can be enjoyed by all levels of cigar smokers, but may not be appreciated as much by those who prefer a fuller cigar.
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.