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CAO Nicaragua

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All around the world… and back to Nicaragua

Since Rick Rodriguez has taken over CAO, they’ve released winner after winner after winner. From the uber-contemporary design and blend of CAO Flathead, to the experimental, innovative releases featuring Brazilian tobaccos like the Fuma em Corda, to more traditional cigars like CAO Pilon… it seems like Ricky can do no wrong. Today, that win streak continues with the newest entry in the “world-famous” World Series – CAO Nicaragua. 

Yes, though they’ve visited Italy, Colombia, and America on their tour of tobacco dominance, CAO has never released a blend specifically designed to highlight Nicaraguan tobaccos until now. At the core of this cigar you’ll find plenty of lush, extensively aged Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli, and Condega. Clad in a Honduran Jamastran wrapper leaf, this CAO booms out with a full-bodied blast of pepper with a core of nuts and toasty tobacco backing it up. Sure to become a best-seller like Brazilia and Italia before it, CAO Nicaragua is destined for greatness. Get in now.  

Good news! CAO Nicaragua has earned an awesome 91-point rating, noting: "There's a good draw and burn to this dark and oily cigar. It's earthy and oaky with touches of vanilla and spearmint that lead to a bold, leathery finish."

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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$169.80
| save $33.81 20% off
$135.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$42.45
| save $3.46 8% off
$38.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Box of 20
In Stock
$175.80
| save $33.81 19% off
$141.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Pack of 5
Only 2 Left
$43.95
| save $3.96 9% off
$39.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$179.80
| save $35.81 20% off
$143.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$44.95
| save $2.96 7% off
$41.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Honduran
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Honduran
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.51 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 259 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "CAO Nicaragua"
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4 out of 5
Nicely rolled for a steady burn. Great "caramel " flavor. Good smoke for the $$.
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4 out of 5
Great taste and a good burn.
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5 out of 5
Great taste and strength. Value priced.
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4 out of 5
Nice flavor draw was good smoke easy
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3 out of 5
Great price. Good carry around cigar.
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5 out of 5
CAO never disappoints the cigar is flavorful from start to finish and has a cool smoke I recommend a cigar for anyone looking for a lot of flavor.
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4 out of 5
Consistent flavor, even burn, cool smoke all the way down. Cao's never dissapoint!
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4 out of 5
Nice cigar good burn Nice aroma worth the money.
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5 out of 5
tasty great and burns with out going out constructed will
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5 out of 5
I enjoy all of the CAO line. the Nicaragua is sort of a medium body smoke but it is excellent and i try to grab some whenever they are on sale
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5 out of 5
Nice smoke…….
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4 out of 5
Good but not great. For a few bucks per stick I’d recommend it.
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5 out of 5
Good taste and draw
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5 out of 5
Great small cigar. Great taste, mild and long lasting.
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5 out of 5
Fast shipping on a fantastic smoke! This is my favorite go-to everyday stick and CI always has great deals on CAO offerings.
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5 out of 5
CAO. What can I say. You can’t go wrong. Bought them before and will buy them again.
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5 out of 5
Received a small box, upon opening there was plenty of air bags to cushion the cigars. They were tightly sealed in a bag as well. Immediately put them in my humidor. When I smoked one, it was smooth and not dried up. Smoked super well.
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5 out of 5
Great smoke
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5 out of 5
Another of my favorite brands.
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5 out of 5
another great smoke from cao! great draw, great burn. everything I expected
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5 out of 5
Mellow and smooth
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5 out of 5
Surprisingly good flavor. Medium bodied with wonderful blue/gray smoke.
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5 out of 5
These are excellent cigars. There's really no bad cigars from CAO.
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4 out of 5
A fine tasty smoke, burns slowly. Never had a run while smoking. Great flavor. I am a fan of Nicaraguan cigars!
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4 out of 5
Burns hot, but overall it's a good smoke.
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4 out of 5
not quite CAO best, but worth it
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5 out of 5
Nice cigar good draw even slow burn med full would definitely buy again
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5 out of 5
They are great cigars
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4 out of 5
Burns almost perfect, it is a very good quality cigar. Firm, great draw. I’ve smoked quite a few Nicaraguans and these were an absolute pleasure. Pop some 5 packs up on sale boys and I’ll gladly try more of the line I haven’t gotten to yet.
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5 out of 5
Love them
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5 out of 5
Good aroma, nice burn, most had a good draw
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3 out of 5
Like most CAOs I have tried, this cigar is a good everyday sort of smoke. Medium bodied, good draw. Good value at the right price. Not great but not bad.
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5 out of 5
Good cigar. The one bad thing I can say is I’m running out of them. They all have had great draw, even burn, they stay lit even when neglected for a little too long. I especially enjoy the aroma. I will likely buy some of these again.
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4 out of 5
I've never been disappointed purchasing cao brand cigars
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3 out of 5
Not what I expected from flavor profile. Good burn, even ash, good draw, but harsh flavor… A lot of hot taste, left a after tast of something that shouldn’t be smoked, almost bitter.
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3 out of 5
Ok
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4 out of 5
Good, everyday smoke. Pleasant draw, good, consistent burn but not as full bodied or complex for my palate.
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3 out of 5
nice cigar. pleasantly spicy at first then really mellows out as you get used to it. I would like to see this in a 60 ring size instead of a 50. I would go up another star or two if they did offer it on that size and still keep the cigar tasting like it is from start to finish.
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4 out of 5
Great Smoke for less!
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5 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua is well made, has great notes and finish!
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5 out of 5
Great smoke, first time I've tried this particular CAO, gotta say I enjoyed this cigar from start to finish and would highly recommend.
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5 out of 5
I have spoken of this company already they are numero uno in my book
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5 out of 5
This smoke rivals the FlatHead in almost every catagory.
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5 out of 5
Well constructed and it smokes well. Taste wise, it feels like a good steak dinner with just enough weight to satisfy. Definitely one of my favorites from CAO.
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4 out of 5
Flavorful, nice draw. Definitely a nice easy, enjoyable smoke!
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5 out of 5
My Go-To Smoke..
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5 out of 5
Great cigar,one of my favorites
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4 out of 5
Great cigar for the value.
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5 out of 5
Very enjoyable smoke
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5 out of 5
Great bold smoke
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Sean G.

Some CAO Nostalgia

Sean G.

The CAO brand holds a special place in my heart. In the early 2000s, as an amateur looking for his first cigar, the bright green and yellow of the CAO Brazilia caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? And fortunately, my choice paid off. I picked up a few sticks and never looked back. Now, nearly decades later, I’m picking up CAO Nicaragua with the same youthful excitement I had in the past. How can this possibly live up to expectations?

In terms of looks, CAO Nicaragua isn’t much of a departure from Brazilia (or any of the other “World Series”). Even so, it feels so fresh. How it took so long to incorporate Nicaragua into this series is anyone’s guess, but it’s long overdue…and welcome. The core of the blend are well-aged long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli, and Condega. This beauty is then finished with a smooth, dark Honduran Jamastran wrapper leaf. Ok, CAO. You’ve passed the looks test. Now let’s fire it up…

Lighting up the Tipitapa size (4.8”x50), I’m met with a smooth spice and notes of cedar and earth. As the cigar progresses, the spice subsides a bit and the cedary and earthy notes become more pronounced with additional notes of almonds coming through. Damn, this thing is good.

What struck me the most is the cigar’s balance. I burned down three sticks for this review. The first cigar I finished felt like it only lasted 15 minutes. In reality, it was closer to 45 minutes. I wanted more. Nay, I needed more! And that’s what makes this so great. You can sit around with a more complex - and more expensive - blends and fret over the subtle changes and seemingly made up tasting notes (see: strawberry milk, ketchup, or Sour Cream & Onion Pringles). But that’s not what CAO Nicaragua is. It’s a cigar that allows you to get lost in your thoughts, sit back, and most importantly: relax. After all, isn’t that what cigars were made for?