CAO Cigars has unveiled a special event only version of their CAO La Traviata line. This cigar is called the CAO La Traviata Mochado. The Mochado features only wrapper on 3/4 of the cigar. The cigar is currently being offered on the current CAO Cigars Wrapped Up Tour. A six pack of the La Traviata Mochado is being provided with a box purchase.
From the CAO Cigars web-site, this is how the Mochado is described (and a picture is included on the website):
The Mochado is a rough-cut cigar designed to showcase the flavor obtained from the cigar’s outer-most leaf and most elaborate and important component, the wrapper. To achieve this, CAO blender Rick Rodriguez, replicated a small version of La Traviata’s natural and Maduro cigars, but wrapped 3/4 of the way down to the foot. The remaining portion is comprised of only La Traviata’s coveted binder and filler. This palatable experience allows connoisseurs and novices alike to experience a flavor change due to the cigar’s wrapper. It’s been said that about 60-70 percent of the cigar’s flavor comes from the wrapper leaf.
The original CAO La Traviata (Natural) was our #2 Cigar of the Year in 2009. The CAO La Traviata Maduro was released in 2010 and it finished as our #6 Cigar of the Year.
The following lists the components of the La Traviata Natural and La Traviata Maduro cigars. Both the La Traviata Natural and La Traviata Maduro have a common binder and filler composition.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano (Natural), Connecticut Broadleaf (Maduro)
Filler: Nicaraguan (Pueblo Nuevo), Dominican
No specific dimensions were disclosed, but it is described as a small version of La Traviata’s Natural and Maduro cigars.