CAO CX2

Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Columbia, Nicaragua
Size Name: Toro
Length: 6.00
Ring Gauge: 54
Strength: Medium

A few months back, some of you may remember CAO running a contest for their new CX2 cigar. To win one these cigars all you had to do was, go to their website and take a short quiz. I was lucky enough to answer all my questions correctly and win a free cigar.

After a couple months of sitting in a humidor I decided it was about time to light up this cigar and give it a shot. Initially I was a little concerned with this cigar because I’ve never had too much luck with Cameroons. I have a tendency to crack or split the wrapper because of how delicate they are.

When I took this cigar out of the cellophane I was drawn to the silky oily feel of the wrapper. The color was a rich brown with a smooth texture. The overall feel was firm and construction was excellent. When cutting I used my plug cutter and had no troubles at all.

The pre light draw was excellent. It was light with slight resistance. I began lighting this cigar and was greeted by loads of smoke. The flavors were mildly woody and creamy with a smooth and light finish.

After a few puffs I began to taste a mild sweetness and an even milder, sort of herbal taste. The flavors at this point were very appealing to me. I was getting a nice slow to medium burn that was nice and even.

Further down into the smoke the herbal taste drifted away and I could taste a nutty flavor. The flavor base stayed consistent at a medium body with a smooth light finish. The amount of resting smoke was about average, but left the room with a light nutty aroma that was quiet nice.

The remainder of the cigar stayed very consistent and resulted in an excellent smoke. After the half way point, the minor changes in flavor disappear. This may seem a little one dimensional to most people, and to myself as well, but the consistency and smoothness really make up for the minor flavor changes near the end of the stick.

As you can see from the picture, I really enjoyed this cigar. Ill be keeping an eye out for another one of these on my next trip to my local cigar shop.

My rating sheet can be found below.

Stogie Review Rating Sheet: 86.5/100