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CAO Nicaragua

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."

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$145.80
save $33.9623% off
$111.84
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5Out Of Stock$36.45
save $6.9519% off
$29.50 Notify
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Box of 20In Stock$135.80
save $30.3622% off
$105.44
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Pack of 5In Stock$33.95
save $6.4519% off
$27.50
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$139.80
save $31.1622% off
$108.64
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$34.95
save $6.4518% off
$28.50
Overall Rating4.41 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Nicaragua”

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4 out of 5
Very good smoke.
Very smooth and long smoke. Not too strong.
5 out of 5
A wrapped up pepper.
I tend to like spicy cigars later in the evenings and CAO Nicaragua fits the bill perfectly with one caveat; the cigar is so good I want to smoke them morning, noon, and night. If you like spicy full bodied atomic flavor bombs then CAO has got you covered.
4 out of 5
Very good my buddies loved
Very good my buddies loved them
5 out of 5
Mighty good, mighty good
Just like all the other CAOs I've had: ridiculously tasty, packs a mean punch, quality construction, great draw and consistent excellence. I'm glad they added this to their line.
3 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua Granada
Good flavor, good burn. I enjoy this cigar but this batch so far have all had a really tight roll.
5 out of 5
The cigars was great
The cigars was great
4 out of 5
pretty decent smoke
pretty decent smoke
5 out of 5
Great
Recommended!
4 out of 5
Whats that taste?
Well constructed, Almost perfect draw. Perfect burn. Then there is the taste. Has a lingering...tobacco-spice-woody-earthy flavor. Maybe a hint of leather. Overall a tasty smoke. I would buy again.
4 out of 5
CAO Nicaraguan
Definitely a full-bodied cigar not for the beginner well-constructed great taste I would definitely buy him again
4 out of 5
Still Testing
Nicely packed. Even burn. I had to try one right away. The rest are resting in the humidor. Reminded me of a cross between a Columbia and a Brasilia. I am a fan of the CAO offerings for medium to fill cigars. I look forward to CI offering a country sampler.
5 out of 5
Winner winner.
CAO fan here. Faves are the flathead 660, MX2, Brazilia, Italia, and Black. Have enjoyed two Nicaraguas so far, and this beauty may have leapfrogged the wonderful pack. Tasted great, burned great, looked great. Nothing to nitpick about.
4 out of 5
Classic CAO quality
Quality aside the cigar itself is a solid smoke good flavor from beginning to end. Not too strong, more like medium to medium-full.
4 out of 5
nice
Smoother then expected with plenty of flavor.
5 out of 5
The best
Every Christmas season I buy a bundle of 90+ rated cigars for family get together’s. This year the CAO Granada is totally satisfiing all of us😃🎁
5 out of 5
Great smoke , start to
Great smoke , start to finish
3 out of 5
Too Hot
Burns good,draws good but too Peppery.
4 out of 5
savage swede
Very good smoke
3 out of 5
First one I smoked was
First one I smoked was OK, second one had such a tough draw I couldn't finish it.
5 out of 5
top notch
very enjoyable
5 out of 5
CAO
This is a great cigar. Wonderful taste and good construction.
5 out of 5
Cao Nicaragua
Very good cigar, from start to finish!
4 out of 5
Very good
Very good smoke and tasty hit the spot by they came very dryed out
5 out of 5
Amazing Cigar
I have always been a fan of CAO cigars but this is now my favorite. A great smoke from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Very good
This was an excellent new blend from CAO. I will definitely buy these again.
5 out of 5
Alan from Virginia
Great smooth medium full cigar Another winner from CAO and Nicaragua
4 out of 5
a really good full flavored
a really good full flavored stick
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Another excellent cigar from CAO! Great construction,Great Burn,Great Price!
4 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua
Very goood👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
5 out of 5
CAO Nic
Great stick!
4 out of 5
Not so good but ok
Not so good but ok for the price.
3 out of 5
Not bad
More of a practical angle from the cigar company that I thought was watching to many episodes of Kounting Kars.nice cigar.
5 out of 5
Best CAO cigar yet!
Best CAO cigar yet!
3 out of 5
CAO Nica
Good flavors and aromas; poor construction and too tightly rolled
5 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua
Impressive as always! I don’t know that I’ve ever had a bad CAO cigar. I’m partial to mostly Maduro textured cigars, but every once in a while I like one that is slightly lighter in taste, and this one fit the bill.
4 out of 5
Loved it!
I’ve smoked two from the five pack and have been very satisfied with these smokes. Mild and easy to smoke and looking forward to enjoying the rest. Will definitely get more.
5 out of 5
It’s a great stick, robust
It’s a great stick, robust flavors, great draw. One of my Favorites from the CAO line! Highly recommend!!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Strong. Compared to AVO Nicaraguan. Quality no. This is cheap. We all know about cheap cigars. Hard roles. Bad draws. But when it’s good... oh baby.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Love this cigar. Wish it came in a fatter ring size.
5 out of 5
Another gem from CAO
CAO just keeps coming out with these great cigars. Draw, taste and burn were fantastic. Can't wait to see what their next release is.
5 out of 5
Love these!
These are my new favorite. I normally smoke-LFD chapter 1, oliva v melanio, My Father The Judge, My Father Antillas maduro, cao brazilia etc. These CAO Nicaraguas are On Point! Specially for the price. Always great experience ordering from CI 👍

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?