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Cigar Of the Week

January 2, 2007

91

C.A.O. Italia Novella
Robusto

Honduras

RING GAUGE: 46
LENGTH: 4 1/2"
FILLER: Honduras
BINDER: Honduras
WRAPPER: Honduras

TASTING NOTES:
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.

PRICE: $4.35

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