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CAO Consigliere

Introduce Yourself to an Old Friend

“What do you hear, what do you say?” CAO Consigliere is the new boss in town, so you better pay your respects. Out to make all inferior blends sleep with the fishes, this bold offering from CAO isn’t messing around. Honestly, it reminds me of a blend from a few years back, but I can’t quite put my finger on it… Well, hey, what do I know? Fuggitaboutit!

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. This perfect Malatov cocktail brings about a robust mixture of earth, sweet hints of cinnamon, and a nutty core. The Brazilian wrapper leaf is stunning on every sample that’s passed my desk, inviting you to indulge in just one more. The price for this one’s on point, the packaging is solid, the flavor is amazing — Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Associate (Robusto) (5.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $143.80
save $46.2832% off
$97.52
Associate (Robusto) (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $32.50
Boss (Torpedo) (7.0"x56)
Box of 20 In Stock $183.80
save $58.2832% off
$125.52
Boss (Torpedo) (7.0"x56)
Pack of 5 Backordered $42.50
Soldier (Toro) (6.0"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $163.80
save $52.2832% off
$111.52
Soldier (Toro) (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Backordered $37.50
Overall Rating 4.82 out of 5 Based on 45 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Consigliere”

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5 out of 5
very good cigar
this is a rebranded cigar from the original Soprano cigars, which were very expensive, these are very affordable now and a very good cigar for taste and flavor........I give it a 4.75 out of 5 and really good value now.
5 out of 5
Consigliere Replaces/Improves Soprano
When the Soprano was available it was about the only cigar I smoked. When it was stopped I looked for something similar to replace it. I really did not find one to my liking. I had read reviews of the Consigliere that compared it favorably to the Soprano. I agree with the previous reviews. The Consigliere did not disappoint.
5 out of 5
CAO Consigliere
Surprisingly good smoke. I tend to shy away from cigars that have a “Hollywood” type name. A BnM salesperson recommendation that I try one, said that, I would not be disappointed. He was right, it’s a surprisingly good smoke.
5 out of 5
What a surprise :-o
I fully enjoyed these. box was gone before I knew. I would recommend these hands down!
5 out of 5
CAO consigliere
Always a good smoke very dependable.
5 out of 5
GREAT Cigars
A good friend handed me a CAO Consigliere, which is now a favorite. Then placed an order with CI and it showed up 2 days later standard shipping. Needless to say I was very happy about that. I'm a little over halfway through the box and everyone has been great, very smooth throughout the entire smoke.
5 out of 5
Very Nice
Nice wrap even ash tons of smoke and a great finish
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
CAO has made a great cigar. Great taste, good draw and Great construction. An after dinner favorite. Definately a 93 or 94 quality.
5 out of 5
Return of the Don
Fantastic cigar! As a fan of the CAO Sopranos Edition, I was disappointed when the blend was discontinued in 2013; it is my favorite smoke. I had a feeling it would be back, and just as good as before! A nice chocolate & leather start, nutty middle, and earthy goodness to the last inch. The Sopranos Edition had the unfortunate tendency to have voids that caused uneven burn; I have not encountered that issue with the Consigliere thus far. The Sopranos edition were also slightly ugly w/ veiny wrappers; again, the Consigliere are an improvement over the original. A sole complaint. The red box of the Consigliere isn't as well constructed as the trunk-inspired box of the Sopranos Edition. When the CI box arrived the first things I noticed about the Consigliere box were that it was more of a typical square box, and the smell of fresh paint. The box wasn't tacky, but it was obviously fresh. The cigars were quickly liberated & stored in a humidor, and a smell test along the way confirms they didn't take up the fresh paint smell. Still, if any of these remain in the box too long, I'd be concerned about it. The current lineup doesn't have the special Tony Soprano size. I still have one in the humidor I'm saving for a special occasion. Otherwise, the associate size is a darn-near perfect cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
One of the finest cigars I have ever tried... will definitely order again
4 out of 5
Excellent cigar!
I love these lil' guys! These have been my favorite smoke blend since originally introduced as "Sopranos Edition" in 2005. T'was a shame when they were discontinued in 2013, but I hoped CAO would reintroduce the blend sooner or later. I Still have a couple Associate left w/ the Sopranos band & a single "Tony Soprano" sized that I'm saving for a special occasion. This is a rich smoke, with a leather & cinnamon start, chocolate & nutty middle, and sort of creamy finish. These are a very slow burn, it'll take me about two hours to enjoy one straight out of the box after liberating them from the UPS driver. Taste-test is in progress. The comparison to the original is inevitable, and the Sopranos Edition were not without flaws. They were a bit veiny depending on the batch, and it tended to get worse the larger the size. I stuck w/ Associate after a while b/c they had the fewest issues, IMHO. Several had inconsistent draw and/or "voids" in the middle of the cigar that resulted in uneven burn. Many cigars gave their lives to bring you this information. The Consigliere I'm in the middle of "taste-testing" is very close to the original; but it lacks some of the depth. That could be the result of my original Sopranos Edition cigars having spent several years in a humidor; these could be fresh & need time to season. However it doesn't have the eyesore issues of the old version, not veiny or over-hard, and the burn has been even to what is approaching the halfway point. So far I'm quite satisfied, and will be buying more of these in the near future; just to replenish my supply.
5 out of 5
I had enjoyed this particular
I had enjoyed this particular cigar under it's previous name and was excited to see the re-release under the Consgliere name a fine smoke then and a fime smoke now.
5 out of 5
Solid cigar, great price
Consistent draw, smooth, personal golf course favorite
5 out of 5
CAO has another winner
The folks at CAO never disappoint. I really enjoy this Med to Full body smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Recover
Several months ago I had a issue with an order, it was during the time they were changing computer systems. My first order was severely delayed, I contacted customer service and they resolved the issue. They even gave me a $50.00 gift card with an apology from the manager. I took the 50 bucks and ordered cigars. They came in quick and the order was correct. I decided to start ordering again and giving them another chance. Wow! They are back to their old self. Delivery times are quick, the freebies actual make it and the orders are accurate. I have ordered three times since the bad event and have not been disappointed. I am back as a regular customer and have no hesitation recommending them again to anyone. Competitive pricing, quick shipping, huge selection and last-but-not-least great customer service. C.I. thanks for stepping up to the plate and be a strong hitter again in the online cigar business.
5 out of 5
Goodbye soprano
This is my favorite cigar ever and so glad CAO renamed it and brought it back for half the cost.
5 out of 5
great smoke
The only word to describe these is....AWESOME
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
I think this is an excellent cigar. I love the way it's made it really holds together right down to the nub. I liked just as much when they call them Sopranos
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Fantastic smoke. I will not hesitate to buy another box.
5 out of 5
CAO Consigliere
The consigliere is renamed from the Soprano series of cigars put out by CAO few years back. That is exactly why I bought them. Just like their predecessor they are a great smoke! I didn't expect the quality to be different and I wasn't disappointed. WILL BUY AGAIN!!
5 out of 5
So happy these are back
The CAO Sopranos edition was one of my favorite cigars. Luckily CAO brought it back looking, tasting and smoking exactly the same. The only difference is no Sopranos on the band or box and they now cost less
5 out of 5
CAO Boss
Great cigar. Good job CAO
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
It is obvious that CAO realized the soprano line was a great seller as wonderful blend. They have resurrected the blend under this new name. I enjoy the smoke yet await the day the produce it in a 6x60 with the wounderful blend and supreme oily wrapper. Until then I'll continue to enjoy the boss and the solider.
5 out of 5
Very tasty, mellow dark cigar.
Very tasty, mellow dark cigar.
5 out of 5
cao consigliere boss
It is a great cigar
5 out of 5
Deliciousness that should not be missed!
So glad this is back (with a new name)! Medium body, rich flavor, even burn, flavors of coffee, cocoa, leather and spice. And the price can't be beat! Wonderful cigar and a daily favorite for us.
5 out of 5
Awesome!
I love this cigar. I was so disappointed when CAO discontinued the Sopranos line. It was my absolute favorite. I am so glad they brought it back in the Consigliere line. Same great cigar.
5 out of 5
The Sopranos Edition, Re-visited
I knew when I visited the CI Warehouse in person, and found this gem, with its red and black wrapper, and the various names of the different sticks that the Sopranos were back. The CAO Sopranos edition were always one of my favorite cigars, and the Tony was just badass. Now, I can enjoy this superb stogie again, albeit with new nomenclature.
5 out of 5
Consigliere
A truly great cigar
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Good stuff
2 out of 5
Hopefully disappointed
Just like everyone else who loved the "Tonys" I had to try these. Started off great up and through the first 2/3 of the cigar. Then t went sour on me and I had to abandon the smoke. Did anyone else experience this? I will definitely try some more and hope that I just got a substandard one.
5 out of 5
Just as I remember them
Just as I remember them when they were called something else
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Not quite as good as the original Soprano's edition but definitely worth trying. Hard to find a better stick for the price.
5 out of 5
Very good Substitute
Original Sopranos were one of the best cigars I smoked and although they are GONE forever, CAO finally came out with a very good alternative. It is very flavorful however doesn't have that hint of black cherry I used to get from the original.
5 out of 5
Great, smooth smoke for a great price.
I thought it was CAO's best cigar before and now it is back under the Witness Protection Program with a new name.
5 out of 5
It has been said that "you can never go back again", but...
...this cigar is a return to the greatness it once had with another name! I reluctantly nubbed mine [it lasted well over an hour], after first reveling in its construction, smooth taste, firm ash, burn, and a well-developed cone. What a pleasant surprise this was for me and I am eagerly looking forward to purchasing more! Thank you, CAO!
4 out of 5
Consigliere
Nice medium strength smoke with a good draw. The burn is very even and there is no bad after-taste.
5 out of 5
I have missed these cigars so much
These cigars are just as good as they were before they stopped making them!
5 out of 5
Number one on my list
Fugettaboutit......So glad when these came back in. I will always have these in one of my humidors. Incredibly smooth and flavorful stick. Even when smoked down to your knuckles it stays cool and smooth. Just like every other CAO cigar, the construction on these are absolutely perfect. I would consider this a medium cigar with just the perfect amount of complexity, hints of cocoa and coffee with a nice earthy flavor. Do yourself a flavor and get some.
5 out of 5
Just like old times
I was very excited to see CAO brought back this old friend under a new name and it did not disappoint. Same great flavor and consistency.
5 out of 5
Still great
Every bit as good as the original. Terrific sticks.
2 out of 5
CAO Consigliere
Was an ok smoke should of bought a 5 pk instead of a box, would not buy again or recommend
5 out of 5
Long awaited...
Excellent smoke! Good burn, great taste and pleasantly bold. Would strongly recommend
5 out of 5
About time
Just as good if not better then the original blend. Finally the return of a great stick. Buy them and smoke them. Will not be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Better than the original???
I loved the Original Blend when it came out when it was the "sopranos" line, i still have some of the originals in my humidor. Its tough to say which is better even though they are the same blend. i think the old ones had something about them due to Tony Soprano smoking them. These do not disappoint they are an outstanding smoke and i was glad i could get a couple before they sold out, i would recommend this to anyone who enjoys cigars and is a MUST for CAO Fans.
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