The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2007
C.A.O. Vision Prana
C.A.O. Vision cigars are impossible to miss -- they come packed in cigar boxes that resemble laptop computers, right down to a blue electronic glow that appears when the lid is opened. But don't dismiss the cigar for its over-the-top packaging. The C.A.O. Vision Prana is a serious smoke. The 6-1/4 x 52-ring cigar has some veins in its wrapper, but that's an easy concession to the heady flavor of the Dominican wrapper leaf that makes the cigar special. The cigar is earthy, woody and toasty, with roasted nuts on the palate and a pleasant medium body. The Vision is the first C.A.O. cigar -- other than the Flavours by C.A.O. line -- rolled in the Dominican Republic, and the first of the company's cigars to place in Cigar Aficionado's Top 10.