cigar was spicy in the beginning with a nice draw perfect resistance. smooth with chocolaty taste. taste of coffee- espresso as you continue to smoke really enjoyable.
By Elliot on Feb 2, 2014
Great smoke, love the strong bold flavor. Alway has an even burn and consisted draw.
By Wayne on Aug 13, 2015
Sambas are a little thick. They tend to unwrap a bit. Box-pressed are good but draw too easily and lack the flavor of Lambadas. Lambadas are perfect, although they can be total duds from time to time. Bummer. But of all CAOs, and I think of all reasonably priced maduros I've tried, this cigar is the very best. CAO Brazilia Lambada! It's my standard.
All stars below are in ideal conditions. Obviously the construction and draw get sudden zeros when they're duds. I've had very good luck as of late, however. I gave complexity a 4 not 5 because it's not very, very complex - though it is abounding with a fitting array of flavor! But it doesn't need to be so complex. It is rich like dark chocolate and a good dry red wine. You don't need more complexity with such smoothness and mouth-filling richness. No cheap flavor in the smoke at all.
By John on Nov 5, 2015