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.

Blend Profile

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)
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaraguan (Pueblo Nuevo), Dominican

Vitolas Available

No specific dimensions were disclosed, but it is described as a small version of La Traviata’s Natural and Maduro cigars.