You know, I tend to be a little late catching the latest new cigars. I'm the kind to make a 'mental note' that when I see something in the CI catalogue, I'm like....hmmm, that SOUNDS great, but let's see how the people who smoke them, like them. So then, it's another few weeks until people's reviews start showing up..THEN, I make ANOTHER 'mental note' about the reviews. Such was the case with these CAO Boxed Pressed I sampled. They came out a LONG time ago and the packaging and cigars looked magnificent! I just LOVE 95% of CAO cigars. The only one that doesn't fit me is the CAO MX with the double Maduro wrapper. However, the rest are just fantastic....why? Because CAO thinks outside the box. They're not happy to just sit back and make a mediocre cigar...hell, anybody can do THAT! Not CAO. They keep their noses in some of the finest tobacco leaves and CREATE!! And THAT IMis why I LOVE CAO. From the Italia with a sprinkling of Italian grown tobacco, to the America, a GEM with the Barber pole wrapper. I don't mind being patient, even a couple of YEARS since release. The CAO Boxed Pressed Cuban sampler was worth the wait!!