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REVIEW | C.A.O. Italia Novella
Top 25 of 2006 | Rank: 13

Tasting Note: Italy is known for many great things, but cigar tobacco isn’t one of them. So it was a bold move when the Ozgener family of C.A.O. International Inc. named a cigar brand for a land known for classic art, exquisite cuisine and stylish fashion. Other cigars have been made with Italian tobacco, but typically that use hasn’t been publicized. Give the Ozgeners credit for striking new ground. The cigar, which also has Peruvian, Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos, is considerably strong, heavy on the red and black peppercorns and leather. The Noella measures 4 1/2 inches by 46 ring, and is a very affordable $4.35.

  • Size: Robusto
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Length: 4 1/2"

  • Filler: Honduras
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, N/A
  • Price: $4.35

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Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2006
Score: 90
A dark and silky cigar that has a fine draw and good burn. It has toasty cedar notes with touches of savory leather and a bit of coffee. Medium bodied.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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