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Shapes
Churchill, Corona, Gordo, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False

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CAO turns back the dial.

CAO is a brand known for being forward thinking and innovative in their quest to deliver an unrivaled smoking experience. With their new release, CAO Pilon, they have turned the dial back to revive a nearly forgotten method of tobacco fermentation, the circular pilon. In a traditional pilon, the tobacco is sorted into ‘hands,’ 10-15 leaves tied together, placed in a stack, and left to ferment with the ambient temperature. A circular pilon is more time consuming, whereas the hands are carefully laid out in a circular pattern. This method allows for slower fermentation and a richer, more enhanced flavor in the leaf.

CAO Pilon is sheathed in a beautiful Ecuador Habano wrapper surrounding long leaves from Nicaragua. Medium-bodied and extremely flavorful, expect your palate to be dazzled by nuances of spice, cedar, pepper, nuts, and cocoa. CAO Pilon contains a mosaic of flavors setting you up for an extremely gratifying experience. 

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Churchill (7.0"x48)
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$8.49
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$117.54
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Corona (5.5"x44)
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$7.09
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$25.50
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$97.66
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Robusto (5.0"x52)
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$7.79
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$28.00
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$107.60
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Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
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$8.49
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$31.00
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$117.54
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$169.80 | save $52.26 | 31% off
Torpedo (7.0"x54)
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$8.89
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$32.50
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$123.22
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Sean G
Sean G CAO turns back the dial
Pilon is a new release from CAO that utilizes a 19th century fermentation technique called the circular pilon. Using this method, the wrapper leaf is fermented at a lower temperature and at a slower rate and thus making it much more flavorful. At least that’s what they want you to believe, the real test is in smoking the cigar. With all this information swimming in my head, I lit a CAO Pilon to see if it lived up to its billing. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the gorgeous, oily, Ecuador Habano wrapper. The CAO Pilon burned cool and slow and I would rate it medium-bodied. Construction was excellent, with the cigar being firmly packed and requiring no touchups. CAO Pilon's flavors were indeed rich and meaty, and I could really taste wonderful natural tobacco notes, with some hearty  cedar and pepper in the background. This cigar is definitely a winner from CAO, and I would recommend giving it a try.  
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