The CAO Cuban Press sampler is way better than "good". If you are a CAO fan, this is worth trying. The Italia, Brasilia, and LX2 are beauitful cigars in this format, taking on a distinctly different evolution from the other sizes I have tried. Compared to the Italia "Ciao", the box-press comes right out swinging, then tames a bit. Pretty much the same flavor profile, but I find the box-press to be a bit more potent tasting and showing a wee bit more spice. I would asy that the Brasilia has a similar change from the "Gol" size, but not quite as drastic as the change in the Italia. The LX2 is delicious and rich, a potent stick. I find the box-press format to lend to the strength of this smoke - all the way through, it seems to have a fuller flavor than the Robusto size that I have had. The MX2 is myleast favorite of this grouping, but it does carry classic maduro flavor. It also has quite a differnt profile, but to my taste it was not as complimentary as the other blends. In all, this is a worthwhile package, very enjoyable. And of course, excellent packaging typical of CAO!
Only one of my favorites in this box, but I'm open to new styles.
I just hit the daily double....I like one brand samplers and I like box pressed.