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CAO’s best-seller gets a wild new spin off. 

CAO Amazon Basin is a very limited new extension to CAO’s ultra-popular Brazilia blend. Just don’t expect more of the same, because this unique small-batch blend is like nothing ever before. 

The special sauce used to create Amazon Basin is a tobacco called ’Braganca,’ a rare tobacco harvested from a remote region in the Amazonian rainforest. It’s really crazy, actually. Everything from its taste to the way it’s cultivated. Grown in a virgin, tropical land in the rainforest and harvested only once every 3 years, Braganca may be one of the most elusive tobaccos in the world. After the tobacco is harvested, it’s rolled by hand into tubes and fermented for 6 months. Then, it must be transported by canoe back to the mainland. Wild in every sense. To create CAO Amazon Basin, this Braganca tobacco was blended with tobaccos from 5 different countries and finished with a dark, Ecuadorian Sumatra ligero wrapper. But despite the breadth of tobaccos contained within, you can still taste and smell the unique Amazonian tobacco almost instantly. An exotic, distinctive taste that’s bold and very unique…unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Additionally, each cigar is finished with a rustic, 100% twisted tobacco ‘band’ that adds another unique touch. 

If you'd like to experience the Amazon trilogy, check out the follow-up cigars: Fuma em Corda and Anaconda

Overall Rating4.8 out of 5 Based on 59 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Amazon Basin”

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5 out of 5
A must for the humidor
One of my favorites
5 out of 5
FANTASTIC!!!
Absolutely remarkable and delicious!!! Top notch in construction and flavor!!!
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
I really enjoyed smoking this cigar.
5 out of 5
Amazon Basin
It’s the favorite of everyone that comes to my home.
4 out of 5
Very nice cigar --
It is interesting how different cigar smokers' palettes differ. Some of the reviewers here rate this cigar as very flavorful. I found them to have subtle flavor, but I am used to a medium full to full cigar. This is not to detract from the cigar; it is very smooth, and can be smoked down quite a bit without becoming harsh. Although my palette is not as sophisticated as those who rate cigars professionally, I enjoyed the flavor it has. I could easily smoke this cigar every day without tiring of it. I would put it just below a Byron I was lucky enough to smoke recently. I can't wait for CI to restock so I can but another box. Also, for a cigar of this quality, the price is right. Thanks CI.
5 out of 5
Tasty!!!!
I was fortunate enough to be given one by an acquaintance when frequenting one of my favorite cigar lounges. Once I tried it I immediately ordered a box from CI. These are some of the most flavorful sticks I have come across in quite some time. I have been dubbed by many as a “cigar snob” if that is the case these are in my wheel house and I highly recommend everyone have these in their humidors at all times. They do get better with age.
5 out of 5
5 star all the way
The Amazon Basin is a cigar that no one would be disappointed in. It could become your top smoke like it has become mine.
5 out of 5
Amazingly smooth smoke. Great flavor
Amazingly smooth smoke. Great flavor throughout. I would classify this as a medium.
5 out of 5
VERY NICE SMOKE
Good smoke. Bought 2 boxes in case they run out. Not a strong smoke but very smooth cigar with no bad spots at all. A lot of smoke out put and nice even burn.
5 out of 5
Absolute Flavor Bombs!
Heard good things, had to try em out. CAO’s Amazon Basins were a pleasant, flavorful surprise! Well built, nice burn, flavor for days. As always, great value at CI. GREAT PURCHASE :)
4 out of 5
Great cigar
Perfect with Bourbon or Scotch
4 out of 5
One of the best cigars I've smoked
Very nice even cigar. Smooth with no harshness. I would put on par with a Padron 1926. Bought 2 boxes in case they disappear.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Very nice cigar. Smooth with no harshness. Stays constant all the way through. Bought another box today.
5 out of 5
One of my favorite cigar
One of my favorite cigar
5 out of 5
Great price
Great price
4 out of 5
Awesome
Very good cigar from beginning to end
5 out of 5
Basin
Great Cigar
5 out of 5
Great cigar
This cigar is awesome very rich body taste but smooth. Can't go wrong with this cigar.
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR
This is my go to cigar. I wish they were made all the time instead of a limited release. A nice medium cigar, great taste, smoke & even burn.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very great cigar I'm waiting to order many more very smooth taste👍🏽👍🏽
4 out of 5
CAO with flavor and attitude!
What an experience, a rich, flavorful and dark cigar, not for the faint of heart, or palette. The smoke is rich and very strong, flavors of earth and leather, and thick, oily smoke. Strong, bold and full of attitude, but worth the time and money.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
get them while you can.
5 out of 5
Best cigar of the year
Very unique cigar with subtle yet complex flavors. Highly recommended it.
4 out of 5
Very good
Like alot , would buy again but think some of the allure is the limited supply..Would not put in 5 star excellent category
5 out of 5
WOWZERS
My local B&M got a box of these a month or so ago, and I bought three or four of them and threw them in my humidor. When I finally got around to smoking one, I was so impressed with the flavor and construction that I smoked all three of them within a week. When I went back to the store to buy more, much to my dismay, they were all gone..l I'm so glad Cigars International has them in stock, as I understand it these cigars are in a very limited Supply. As good as an opus in my opinion, I wonder what they'll taste like with a couple years age on them?
5 out of 5
Smoking Cigars
one of the finest if not the finest cigars I have enjoyed.
5 out of 5
CAOk
gr8 smoke. unique taste, even burn and gr. construction
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR
This cigar is amazing, my new favorite. I need to order another box or two to put away.
5 out of 5
Absolutely Outstanding!!
Wow - am I glad that someone recommended that I try these. Cleary one of the best smokes I have had in the past year. Taste, burn, flavor - all excellent. Given that these are in short supply, highly recommend that you get them while you can. I for one will be carefully sliding these into my rotation so that I don’t smoke them all too fast. Gotta savor a beauty like these.
5 out of 5
A cigar for everyone
I can't imagine any cigar smoker who wouldn't love this cigar. The Amazon Basin is a rich, sugary sweet, medium bodied cigar that is absolutely delicious. Just don't try and undo the natural vine band(I learned the hard way). Enjoy and smoke right through it.
5 out of 5
Great
Great service great cigars, just wish it was warmer outside to enjoy them!!
5 out of 5
Amazon Basin is Awesome!
This is a fabulous cigar, and worth the wait! Wish I could get more!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
My understanding is that this cigar only comes out every 3 years. If that's true don't hesitate just buy this great cigar.
5 out of 5
Amazing Cigar
In my first review I stated that I enjoyed my first Amazon Basin after only two weeks of humidor time and that i would look forward to smoking the next one after some time resting in the humidor. After resting 6 weeks in the humidor I lit one up and was not disappointed. Amazing cigar! Great burn, draw, smoke volume, aroma, and taste. I enjoyed the hour and a half experience so much I placed an order with CI for another box! A must try!
5 out of 5
Delivery was quick cigar was
Delivery was quick cigar was in good condition. Aways reliable
5 out of 5
New favorite!!!
Absolutely LOVED this smoke! My new favorite for sure! Smoked the first stick from the box down to a tiny nub. May have to get another box to horde away for later!
5 out of 5
Get lost in the Amazon
CAO Amazon is one of the most coveted cigars that I have added to my collection, it is a superior and rich smoke that has been handcrafted to perfection. The price on CI is by far the best, and makes for an affordable buy. You can't go wrong with this amazing cigar.
5 out of 5
Buy them
Buy them
5 out of 5
Great Smokes are worth the wait
Three years ago, I picked up some CAO Brazilia Amazon Basins from my local B&M. As a fan of the CAO Brazilia, I was intrigued by this new twist on a great cigar. I was not disappointed, so I bought up the last few sticks they had in stock! I looked for them on CI, but alas, they were sold out. Fast forward three years, and I have long since smoked my previous CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin purchases, when I saw them for sale on CI. I purchased two boxes without hesitation! I look forward to savoring each one of these gems.
5 out of 5
Amazing!
Among the top 3 best cigars I've ever smoked. This is a cigar anyone would enjoy- novice to expert, everyone will find the unique flavors extremely pleasing. The only down side is they can only be acquired every 2-3 years! Stock up now, they are more than worth it!
5 out of 5
Better than the original
It's good
5 out of 5
Amazon Basin
Received these very fast. Great smoke. Great price.
5 out of 5
Nice Stick!
I wasn't able to try the first version of this stick when they came out a few years back but I jumped on this one and glad I did. Very tasty. I didn't find it as complex as some reviewers have remarked, I think it's more consistent versus having lots of transitions but that's just fine because the flavors are fantastic. I pick up leather, mocha and a slight citrus-like quality with coffee notes on the retro. Well done!
5 out of 5
Exquisite
This cigar oozes flavor and enjoyment from start to finish. It pairs well with any adult beverage. It's aroma is pleasant and inviting.
4 out of 5
Amazon Basin
I received the box and impatiently waited two weeks before trying one. I enjoyed the peppery taste, nice burn, good smoke output. All in all a good cigar. I will give them a few months of humidor time and try again. I expect with some time in the humidor that the experience will be enhanced greatly from the first smoke.
5 out of 5
Amazon basin
Flavorful,smooth
5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar profile
I bought a box, and got 3 more !
5 out of 5
CAO AMAZON BASIN
Nothing new to report. As always great customer service and very fast shipping.
5 out of 5
CAO Amazon Basin
Incredible smoke good from beginning to the end!
5 out of 5
CAO
This is the best CAO that I've had in a while. If you haven't had this cigar you're missing out on a premier experience!
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
5 out of 5
Love them and the price
Great cigar
4 out of 5
Well...
they aight
5 out of 5
Amazing cigar
I absolutely love these cigars. I bought a box of the original release 2 years ago and fell in love. I've been hoarding them ever since. When the new release came out I bought multiple boxes so that I wouldn't run out and had some to share with friends. The price offered at CI is unbeatable, far under MSRP. I would buy them while you can since they are supposedly only released approx every 3 years.
5 out of 5
Great cigar 😃
Powerful smoke, good burn very tasty highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I tried these for the first time a few weeks ago. I enjoy a good strong smoke with good flavor. These cigars met my requirements. They are slightly on the spicier side for my pallete. At first I thought it was a similar taste to a Nica Rustica. My brother-in-law and me have similar tastes in cigars so I picked up a box for him. He had previously told me he really enjoyed the Amazon Basin but he had trouble finding them at his local shop. Wish they came with more than 18 in a box, but the price was good. Very happy.
5 out of 5
Amazon Basin
Was told to try this stick and I'm glad I did . I'm actually smoking one as I post this review. smooth great draw,never harsh. lovely creamy smoke, I love this stick.
2 out of 5
Amazon Basin Review
They were not nearly as good as the first batch 3 years ago. It seems as if they are using less of the tobacco from the Amazon which makes them excellent and unique.
5 out of 5
Great smoke ,great price
one of the best cigars out there