Back in August, Brian, Jerry, and I were fortunate enough to attend the 2009 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans. One of the samples we were able to pick up was the highly anticipated CAO La Traviata. Some time after the trade show, Brian and Jerry got together for a Herfin’ Heads video where they smoked the La Traviata and talked cigars.
That video, coupled with the samples I received from IPCPR, had me very eager to give the production release a try. When we spoke with Jon Huber, we learned that the new cigar was going to begin shipping right away. Due to incredible popularity, the La Traviata was becoming hard to come by.
When a few boxes finally appeared in my local shop, Kensington Tobacconist, I bought the better part of a box of the Divino size (Robusto). With my locally available stock of La Traviata dwindling, I can only hope replacements arrive soon enough, as I have taken quite a liking to this stick.