C.A.O. La Traviata Maduro Brand Expanded

The C.A.O. La Traviata Maduro brand will soon have a pair of new sizes. C.A.O. is introducing a pair of cigars to its La Traviata Maduro line: The La Traviata Maduro Favorito (a figurado measuring 5 1/2 inches by 52 ring) and Animado (a lonsdale measuring 5 5/8 by 46) are slated to reach cigar stores by the end of this month.

"These two new cigars complete the line," said Ed McKenna, senior brand manager of C.A.O. "The addition of these two frontmarks is significant in that we now offer the entire La Traviata line in natural and maduro wrappers." He said the company is also exploring the addition of another La Traviata by year's end.

All C.A.O. La Traviata cigars are made in Estelí, Nicaragua. The maduro version is crafted from a filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, a Cameroon binder and a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The C.A.O. La Traviata Maduro Intrépido (a Churchill size) scored 89 points in the February Cigar Aficionado.

For much more on what's new at C.A.O. see next week's Cigar Insider.

Note: The original version of this story mistakenly referred to the Favorito as a robusto.

"Tary" —May 19, 2011 15:15 PM