I’m pretty much in accord with Matt’s assessment of the CAO Maduro. My topping the cigar with a large fishing knife and yet still coming very close to a clean cut is a testament to the built quality. The Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper was gorgeous and the burn was incredibly even. A good all round smoke and one that a novice may well find very congenial and cost-effective — sadly, I didn’t have an Islay to accompany it but next time . . .