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CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro

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.”  

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Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Box of 20In Stock$161.80
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Belicoso (6.0"x54)
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
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Toro (5.5"x55)
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Toro (5.5"x55)
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Overall Rating4.76 out of 5 Based on 54 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro”

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3 out of 5
Not bad, just very strong.
A nice pull but I bought a pack of five and have 3 left. Very full and dark. Taste is there but its very strong. Not too much of a fan of the smell neither. Not a bad cigar, maybe I'm just not ready for a full bodied cigar just yet.
5 out of 5
Luv it!!!
Luv luv luv! Rich dark wrapper med-full flavor has become another new Favorite!!!
5 out of 5
One of the best smokes I've had to date. Smooth, great flavor notes. Easily a daily stick. Disappointed I only purchased the 5-pack and not a box. Fighting myself to not use up the last two. Hands down will be my next box.
5 out of 5
CAO Anniversary MADURO
This is probably my favorite smoke of all time knocking off the AVO#2 from the top spot. Highly recommend
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
This is the best draw, the best burn and best taste in my humidor! What a great smoke, every-time. Thank you CI.
4 out of 5
Solid choice for those darker moments
A very good, solid cigar. As should be expected from its all Maduro tobacco make-up, this cigar has a pronounced "deep and dusky" taste that is dominated by black pepper and dark coffee. There's not much bitterness, but there's really not much sweetness either. Well-constructed and burns pretty evenly. A spot-on medium-full in body and strength without being overly robust or harsh--it smokes reasonably smooth. I tend to prefer some other CAO offerings that better match my tastes, but this is an excellent choice for those darker moments.
5 out of 5
One of best I love them
5 out of 5
These sticks are what Madura lovers crave.
5 out of 5
Old Faithful
Never lets me down. This Madura is an easy smoke, great flavor and is enjoyable down to the nub....
5 out of 5
Don't Overlook These Beauties.
I would enjoy these from time to time but never thought twice about them. Well I happened to leave a few in my humidor for a couple years. The resulting smoke I discovered is well worth the commitment. Buy a box and thank me in 18-24 months!
4 out of 5
Very nice cigar
This cigar has become my daily cigar. I recommend it.
5 out of 5
Benchmark maduro
Great start to finish. Dark, flavorful and smooth. If there is a better maduro let me know.
5 out of 5
Very good smoke
You cannot beat these for the money. Consistent great tasting draw.
5 out of 5
great cigar
great cigar
5 out of 5
CAO L'Anniversary
5 out of 5
CAO Anniversary has become my favorite cigar. They are great from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Is one of my favorites! Reminded me of a 1964 Padron but in a medium body! My top five.
3 out of 5
Decent but not special
It’s a decent smoke. But would rate it at the bottom of the rest of the cao flavors/types.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
One of my favorite cigars, smooth with a great aroma.
5 out of 5
Great stick
These are great everyday smokes, great with coffee in the morning, great with tea in the afternoon, or par with your favorite adult beverage at night.....
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5 out of 5
Still haven't received my order yet........ seems to be taking a very long time for this order to arrive. So I didn't select any star's for this reason.
5 out of 5
CAO Happiness!
A great tasting smooth Maduro 🐾
5 out of 5
Great service as always. Cigars
Great service as always. Cigars arrived fresh and fast.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
This is a fine cigar right from the light. Beautiful in the wrapper. Excellent bold flavors with a wonderful draw. Tends to burn a tad uneven but all is forgiven with the taste and aroma from this fine cigar. It's a winner.
5 out of 5
CAO L'Anniversarire Maduro
Arrived on time in good condition. Resting nicely in the tupador. Going to let them sit for a few months...if I can resist
5 out of 5
All good stuff as usual.....
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4 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars,
One of my favorite cigars, set back and smoke
5 out of 5
CAO Lives On
Nice smoke with smooth flavors that intertwine with each puff. This box pressed stick is a beauty and a legend! Sometimes I find that this brand CAO is hit or miss. The Pilon for ex. was a dud!! No credit except for the vein free wrapper. Back to the Maduro review: Construction excellent... Aromas head turning, Flavor tasty, Burn nice and even, Price can't beat it! What are you waiting for?
5 out of 5
Maduro Belicoso
One of my favorite cigars but a little pricey
5 out of 5
New Favorite
Up until these maduro babies, the CAO Gold Maduro was my favorite cigar. It's even better than the Kristoffs.
5 out of 5
One of my Favorite Maduro.. Easy to smoke and smooth..
4 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro Toro is at the top of the list for cigars in this price range.
4 out of 5
fifty fifty
First 3 quarters was fine, it then burned a little hot and strong.
5 out of 5
Love them!!!!!!!! :-0
Spicy,Rich,Leather,Dark Chocolate. Haven't felt like this about a cigar before. Wish they made these in Cigarillos for those times when I'm super busy I love these a definite in my top 10. Get Them!!!!!
5 out of 5
Friday night smoke!
A box pressed toro with a larger ring size than the robusto giving it a nice draw and even burn right to the nub. This is a tasty maduro that you will enjoy without the 'boutique' price.
5 out of 5
Great, Classic Maduro
CAO L'anniversaire Maduro was the first maduro I ever had back when I started smoking cigars around 5 years ago. It still is my favorite. Smooth to the core. Beautiful, rich flavors and aroma. The standard of maduros and for a great price. It's great expanding your pallet with different tastes, strengths and flavors, but it's also good to feel at home and that's how it is with the CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro. An easy 5 stars.
5 out of 5
A great Stick
The CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro is one of my favorite sticks from the CAO line. It's awesome. FUN FACT: On the show The Soprano's, Tony is seen many time's lighting up one of these sticks.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar
Still a novice but have truly loved these cigars. They have a good draw, a great flavor and burn evenly.
5 out of 5
Can Madura toro
Great cigar, tightly packed and smoked well
5 out of 5
CAO's L'Anniversaire Maduro is the TOP DOG !
This is my favorite CAO ! I have smoked them for years since getting one as a sample at a cigar fest in Atlantic City. My friend and I received one each from the CAO booth and I was hooked. Wonderful flavor. All of my cigar smoking friends like it too. Perfect size and shape !
5 out of 5
CAO's Maduro is my Top Dog
This is my favorite CAO ! I have smoked them for years since getting one as a sample at a cigar fest in Atlantic City. My friend and I received one each from the CAO booth and I was hooked. Wonderful flavor. All of my cigar smoking friends like it too. Perfect size and shape !
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great flavor, good draw. Great smoke from start to finish. Bought a box.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar Smooth Smoke.
I enjoy this cigar. They're smooth, smoke well and keeps its ash in tack. Was in the store over the Mothers days weekend. Met Joe and John very helpful and informative.
5 out of 5
nice taste
smooth taste and even burn
4 out of 5
Good cigar at a great price
Very nice flavor.
5 out of 5
Great cigars!
These Maduro L'Anniversaire are amazing
5 out of 5
My cigar orders from CI are always great and shipped in a timely matter for being deployed. The cigars are still fresh. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Very Good
Definitely enjoyed these...
4 out of 5
Great cigar, the 5 I received were in perfect condition. I am a newby to the sport, but have found this to be one of my favorites, will be buying the box soon
4 out of 5
Solid Cigar, good price. Worth a try for any Maduro lovers
Arrived in good condition (some customers have stated that their sticks can slightly damaged, mine did not so thumbs up. Solid Cigar. Burns slow and even. Good mild/rich flavor. Stayed cool throughout the smoke. Nice Semi to full dense smoke. Only downside is the wrap did slightly unravel at the cut.
4 out of 5
A note about the condition...
I thought this deserved a note to you at CI. The last three boxes that I purchased ALL had minor/severe damage to the shoulders and head. The wrapper was cracked from the band to the cap, as if they were dropped or somehow received blunt-force-trauma. Jerry P.
Customer Testimonials
The best cigar there is. There is no better.
AH of Sherman Oaks, CA
I'm two years into being a newbie , but wow what a great cigar. I got one from a local retailer then got a box. Can't wait til they are delivered.
DB of Glenburnie, MD
One of my favorite cigars. Decent price, great taste, good draw. Im a maduro fan and this is a great choice for anyone that is also. Ive enjoyed all shapes and sizes of this cigar. The only problem ive had is with my last box of toro. They seem to wanna try to unravel on me a little. Im sure its just the box that i recieved because ive never had this problem before. Also try any of of the other caos
JS of omaha, NE
Awesome smoke, one of my favorites!
GC of Germantown, MD
an outstanding cigar from start to finish
SH of Harker Heights, TX
Still one of my favorites. Good rich taste but not harsh. Good draw. Time to buy another box.
Very nice smoke. I would say more toward the full side of the "medium-full" scale. Burned evenly and never went out. Not a ton of smoke output, but adequate. I enjoyed this cigar very much and would purchase it again.
BH of Adair, OK
It took a few of these in a sampler pack to convince me that something was different. Now I have enjoyed my way through part of my first box and I am happy to say that this is the best medium maduro I have found yet. I don't rate cigars often as I have only been smoking them for a few years, but this cigar deserves mention. Sweet and complex flavors, yet full of rich medium strength. All have had a good draw and consistent burn, almost each one. Do yourself a favor and try this treat. I have smoked quite a few of CAO's cigars but this one is a real stand out.
DS of Lincoln City, OR
I have been smoking cigars for over ten years. I have yet to smoke a Maduro cigar this good. My favorite cigar used to be a Graycliff 1666 till I had one of these!
Received a 5pk of belicosos about 2 wks ago- I have the same thought of everyone else. This cigar burns very well, very good taste , can't get enough of these! Smell was simply delicious before & after lighting,up! Will be ordering a bundle of these soon! One if the best smokes I've tried! Thank you
The CAO Maduro Belicoso is the cigar that taught me to love cigars. The draw, flavor, appearance, consistency..... it really takes you to school and demands respect. I usually buy a box a year and pick up a few sampler packs between refills. Recently, however, I bought a box of these only to discover there have been substantial changes. Downgrades if you will. All the exceptional is gone. Distinction is missing. The flavor has changed substantially and doesn't remind me of anything I'd want to remember. The draw is just normal. The construction isn't anything special anymore. Or, perhaps it's just this box and there is a major problem with consistency. Regardless, I fear the romance is gone... and I dare say this will be the last box I buy.
LC of Redding, CA
Awesome smoke! Probably my favorite. I would pick this over just about any other cigar. A must try!
SL of Rio Rico, AZ
For years people gave me cigars. I would try them and still did not understand what people saw in them. Then one day I was in a Cigar shop and noticed the CAO Maduro. It looked like it would be good. It was at this point I found out what others saw in cigars. Twelve years and countless maduros later, the CAO Maduro remains in my top 5 cigars. They remain outstanding in quality and most important, in taste.
KM of Mineola, TX
I have smoked a lot of cigars from CI, but without a doubt the CAO Maduro Churchill is #1 ! It has a full-flavored, toasty sweet taste, burns perfectly and can be re-lit the next morning without a nasty bite. I love the Ashton VSG Maduro , but it's twice the price! I usually have one after dinner with a glass of Merlot or an Absolut Vodka Baybreeze. I'll smoke 2/3rds of it and have the last 1/3rd with my morning pot of green tea. Heaven !!! A happy CI shopper in NJ.
JP of Raritan, NJ
I usually prefer mild to medium cigars, but I tried one of these in a Churchill from a CAO sample pack and it was the best one. As soon as I finished it, I wanted another. I haven't any other cigar taste that good.
SS of Winchester, VA
Very fine smoking experience. I've had these six months ago so when I seen them on Joe's daily deal, I purchased them. They were small but for ten cigars for about $30.00 are a deal. I remember one was around $15.00- I think they were 7"/48 or 42. If I look them up I could tell you. I enjoy them alot all the way to that nub. I've even insert a toothpick at the nub so my fingers won't burn. APPEARANCE 90, TASTE 89, CONSTRUCTION 89, QUALITY 89.25
FD of Gardena, CA
I have finished my 4th box of 20 (CAO L’Anniversaire Maduro). It is by far may favorite cigar. I am always sad when the nub is so small that it burns my fingers and I must put it out. The flavor rises with each puff to a wonderful crescendo at the very end. They do canoe like a Mohican though.
BH of FromNJ, NJ
Wonderful cigar (CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro). Beautiful construction, dead-even burn, firm ash, excellent draw and delightful flavour. This is another cigar that smells so good before you light it, it almost seems a pity to set fire to the thing. This one is certainly worthwhile.
MC of M Leesburg, VA
The CAO L' Anniversaire Maduro, sweet, nutty, earthy, nice burn.....88.
VB of San Francisco, CA
My personal rating of this cigar (CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro) is as follows: Delicious from start to finish, right down to the nub. The flavor, the smoke and the feel is excellent. Although, I think the wrapper is quite delicate, and once the wrapper is torn it can be difficult to keep together. I will purchase again.
L of BraunOkemos, MI
I recently ordered a 5-pack of these(CAO L'Anniversire Maduro) just to try something new, and was really impressed with the quality and flavor. It made my old favorite Partagas #10 seem harsh by comparison. Smoked the 6.8 inch Churchill right down to the nub!
JD of Grand Rapids, MI
The CAO maduro (CAO L''Anniversaire Maduro) is excellent. It starts of mild and builds in strength to a full finish. Excellent construction and flavor. It's my 2nd favorite maduro next to the Oliva "O" maduro.
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