The beautiful looking band, firm feel, and the gorgeous, oily Ecuadorian wrapper in both an EMS and Maduro shade, compelled me to smoke the premium handmade CAO La Traviata cigar—and I am glad that I did! Resting below this pristine outer leaf is a Cameroon binder and aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers. All combined, these top-quality tobaccos delivered a solid medium body smoke with delicious notes of cedar, licorice, almonds and leather, culminating with a lush and creamy finish. The Maduro wrapped variety added some yummy chocolate components to the taste. Creative blending and a host of unique flavors makes the luxury La Traviata cigars a must- try for the adventurous smoker!