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CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin

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. 

A very limited number of boxes were made due to the tobaccos used to create this blend having been exhausted.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Amazon Basin (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Box of 18 Out Of Stock $166.50
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Overall Rating 4.83870967741936 out of 5 Based on 31 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin”

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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 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.
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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
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
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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
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.
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Amazon basin
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Wonderful cigar profile
I bought a box, and got 3 more !
5 out of 5
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
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
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they aight
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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.
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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.
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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
Customer Testimonials
The best cigar I have smoked in years. It is fantastic today, and will probably be unbelievable after several months in my humidor. Construction is perfect, and the stick is done beautifully. Very oily wrapper, with a wonderful aroma and flavor profile throughout the smoke. Was able to corner 4 boxes, and will enjoy every one of them.
It's the best cigar so far. I highly recommend it to anyone. You won't be disappointed.
I got a box of these and I'm glad I did when I did! Awesome smoke for the price. I've yet to smoke another similar. Very unique and tasty for any time of the day. Since these are rare, I'm going to smoke the rest on special occasions!
As a CAO fan, when I heard about this smoke, I had to get my hands on it as soon as they were available. I had smoked it right off the truck and it did not disappoint. This is a very good smoke that has an excellent flavor profile. It's a shame that this is a limited cigar and will be sold out very quickly.
A handsome, manly cigar! I bought a 5 pack and have smoked 2 of them...well constructed with nice flavors. My only negative is I found the draw to be tight...hopefully some rest in the humidor will improve this a bit. I won't jump on the band wagon until I've given them a fair test.
I love being early on something this good. If you haven't bought these yet, please don't. I have no room in my humidor so I can't buy more today, but I'll be buying a box very soon. Please don't sell out.
You can smoke it, that for sure. Not as enjoyable as the hype had me ready for. I would rate this as a must try just because of the limited production, but not one I would drop a ton of cash on. Burn was good, construction was good as well. Felt like a quality smoke in your hand, just not as flavorful as I had hoped.
I'm really not one for reviews, but needed to make one for these smokes. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC smoke from beginning to end. Great draw, excellent flavors and tones. I'm thinking of buying another box. Speaking of box, it was very appealing to the eye, however after leaving it out for a day the top of it dried out and shrunk. So it no longer fits the top of the box. 2 Thumbs up on the stogies.
This is clearly the most unique cigar that I have ever had. If you are looking for something different, give these a shot.
This cigar is the REAL DEAL! I'm a big fan of CAO, specifically the Brazilia, and they have outdone themselves with the Amazon Basin. I started with the 5 pack and regret I didn't just dive into a box these babies are so good. If you want a delicious, smooth, unique tasting cigar this stick is for you! Enough talking about it, I'm going to go buy a box, you should too.
I’m a fan of flavorful, full-bodied cigars; Man-o-War Ruination, Padilla Miami, CAO Extreme, 501 La Bomba; great, heavy smokes. This one is up there with the greats the Amazon Basin, in one cigar, has quickly joined my top 2; Extremely flavorful, no bitter juice, nice thick smoke. This is one you’ll want a roach clip for. I will order these by the box until they’re gone.
This great cigar is not a 'Smoke', it's an 'Adventure'. I've experienced a lot of brands, but this one is something very different. All sorts of flavors here...I found the taste changing from draw to draw, but always excellent. A real find...get them while you can!"
Best cigar I have had for the last year! What is that taste, cant get enough of it and the finish is so clean it doesnt feel like I've been smoking! Really nice burn firm to hold in my teeth. Very good pair with sipping quality tequila!
WOW!!! Great first impression. Love it! Thank you CAO for such a great cigar. Just had one for the first time. Need to get more only have 4 left out of the 5 pack. Gonna order a box or two or maybe more.
Best new cigar in 2014. Excellent draw and burn, with a rich, earthy, woody, full tobacco taste. Starts off medium-full and increases in strength toward the end. I recommend at least one week of humidor time before smoking. I have purchased several boxes.
Don't waste your money and time buying the 5 pack; get a box. Better yet, get more than one box. I love CAO cigars so I knew these would be great and went with a box. I'm not gonna try and describe this beauty beacuse it's so damn good and unique, but I will say that while I was burning my second one, I ordered another box because I got so damn anxious thinking I only had 16 left. Don't pass these up!
Bought a single from a B&M to sample before buying a box. Firm construction, great draw and burn and a real nice flavor. It was also easy to relight when I had to let it go out to do stuff. Just waiting for my box to come in now.
I pre-ordered a box of these and split them with my son. I'm not so sure I should have let him in on it. CAO has come up with another big winner. This cigar has a flavor like no other. I won't try to explain it, you'll just have to find out for yourself. With this being a small batch cigar, they may not last long. I'm thinking I should order more before they disappear. Once they're gone....they're gone. And as usual, CAO priced them way below what they could sell for. By the way, go ahead and smoke right through the ring. It's not worth taking the chance of damaging the wrapper by trying to remove it. Thanks CI and CAO! :)
I really enjoy this rich and complex cigar. To me it has rich fruit tastes, as well as some pepper and woody notes. I bought a box at my local B&M, and ordered 3 more boxes from CI, if that tells you how much I enjoy this cigar.

CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin

Steve R
Half Brazilia. Half Amazon. Half Amazing. Errr....what?

If you were with me right now, you’d find yourself in the uncomfortably hot world of Las Vegas, where folks like me stay indoors at all times and only see the light of day when sprinting from the hotel doors to whatever car is driving us to wherever we’re going. I can’t stand this weather. ‘It’s a dry heat,’ they say. Who gives an eff, I am soaked, my shirt is like a cheesecloth, and the only thing I want is to shower and stand in front of the AC.
But here I am, ready for the annual RTDA trade show – or what is now called the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association) trade show. This is the time of the year when many manufacturers and brand owners release their latest creations. It was here, when many of the world’s highest rated, ‘Top 25’ cigars first left an impression on the industry. Brands like Oliva Serie ‘V,’ Alec Bradley Prensado, Aging Room, Rocky Patel Decade, and so much more. Needless to say, I am looking forward to the next few days....
If you were with me right now, you’d likely enjoy the zesty aroma escaping the cigar I am burning: from CAO, the Brazilia Amazon Basin. I know, I know. I just wrote about CAO. But, there’s no way in hell I am going to miss the chance to review a limited release extension of one of my favorite CAO lines, let alone one of my favorite cigars – the mighty Brazilia. And, based on the first few minutes of this unique looking specimen, it’s important for me to be among the first to fill you in about this cigar. It looks good, and the start has been nothing but awesome sauce.
CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin is a dark, glossy cigar made in just one size: a 6”x52 Toro. No bands, rather, each cigar is wrapped with tightly wound tobacco leaf, skillfully applied to offer a lovely, rustic appearance. Prior to lighting, the foot gives off an earthy, floral note with a touch of damp wood. Me likey.
Upon lighting, the damp wood takes center stage. The cigar is rich to the core, and pumps out thick, heavy clouds of white smoke. The flavor is bold yet balanced, and the wrapper leaves a distinct sweetness behind, lingering on the tip of my lips and tip of the tongue. There’s a dash of black pepper in there that you really have to search for, but it’s enjoyable once you find it.
I am going to be completely honest with you. The flavor you receive from this cigar is really hard to identify. It’s incredibly unique – I may even be so bold to say exotic. Cigar makers always rave about using special tobaccos from special locales, but the cigars typically throw out a rather ordinary bouquet. CAO Brazilia Amazon Basin is far different, dishing out a range of flavor unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Truly a product of an uncommon strain of top grade, aged tobaccos harvested from the Amazonian rainforest – these leaves are called Braganca, and they’re harvested just once every three years. These Braganca tobaccos are then blended with dee-lish tobaccos grown in 4 other, different countries prior to a dark Ecuador Sumatra ligero wrapper encloses them.
Midway through, the power starts to kick in, but it’s complemented by a rich, creamy character that coats my palate with each puff. The cigar is toasty and sweet, the black pepper is a little more prominent, and that damp wood note definitely still shows itself during each exhale. Then there’s that something I cannot identify.
This cigar is driving me crazy. I can’t quite explain exactly what I am tasting beyond that. I love the flavor, and I love the richness, but I just can’t explain it. It’s rich yet floral. Hearty yet sweet. Powerful yet graceful. Argh! It’s driving me nuts.

Long ago, some of you may have remembered something we (in very dark corners) called swamp tobacco. Literally, tobacco grown in swamps. The flavor was outrageous. Rich. rustic, chewy, zesty, woody, sweet. That's the closest thing I can think of when I try to pinpoint this flavor. Rich, damp wood delivered in thick clouds of smoke you can literally chew on, coating thy palate, whilst dusting every last taste bud with two parts sweetness for every one part black pepper. While the cigar doesn't evolve throughout the burn, the unique subtleties at play make the Amazon Basin incredibly complex. Something you'll find yourself craving, since the flavor can't be - and won't be - found in any other cigar. Power, check. Complexity, check. Balance, check. Unique, check.

It's something you've got to try. Find it. Buy one. Enjoy it. Realize you should have bought the box. Face palm. Buy the box. Enjoy more. But know this is a limited release for very good reason which has nothing to do with marketing or creating demand. The process by which the Amazon Basin is made, and the tobaccos are harvested, is freakin' ridonkulous. There's some videos out there about it - check them out if you have time. You'll be floored, and you'll realize why the folks at CAO went through so much trouble over the past few years to create this amazing cigar.