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30 Years of CAO
The top of the line from CAO, L’Anniversaire celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the CAO brand. This beautiful Nicaraguan maduro is making people forget all about Cuban cigars, with its rich, medium to full-bodied and balanced profile. The incredible success of this L’Anniversaire line spawned a sequel: the 92-rated L’Anniversaire Cameroon.
L’Anniversaire Maduro features an all Maduro mixture of tobaccos – wrapper, binder, and filler. On top, the Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper is oily, glistening with a shine that easily invites you in. Lighting the foot, you’ll find a toasty and chocolatey flavor profile that will easily satisfy any fan of CAOs, maduros, or just premium cigars in general.
The CAO L’Anniversaire Maduro has received a 90-rating, noting: “Beautiful color and construction. A well-made cigar. It burns well, with a fine draw. The cigar has intriguing notes of espresso and honey, with a steely undertone. Peppery and rich.”
A Real Blockhead…
‘Murica, son! Home of hot rods, pin-up chicks, and CAO’s greatest offering: CAO Flathead. Borrowing inspiration from American muscle cars, Flathead not only sports a highly-unique shape, but backs it up with a high-octane blend. Instead of the traditional round or torpedo shaped head, this sleek handmade is completely squared off.
Heavy in the hand, CAO Flathead starts with a well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Thick and chewy, the leaf conceals a bevy of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers embraced by a Connecicut Habano-seed binder. Then, each cigar is carefully box-pressed. We could tell you how good it is, or we could say this — CAO Flathead has over 600 customer reviews on CI, averaging 5 stars out of 5, and is the highest rated 60-ring cigar by Cigar Aficionado. Ever.
Named the #3 Cigar of 2015, Flathead received an astounding 95-rating, noting: “From the first light, this seriously squared-off cigar takes off with notes of ripe fruit, leather, and molasses that only gain intensity.”