Cigar Name: CAO Cx2 Toro (6 x 54)
Cigar Description: Cameroon wrapper over Cameroon filler
Cigar Strength: Medium
Review of the Cigar itself: I’ve always loved Cameroon cigars. They have this creaminess that just tastes right. I had heard that the Cx2 by CAO and this definitely didn’t disappoint. I had purchased this yesterday at Tinderbox and after the long day I had, it seemed an appropriate dessert. The constructions was solid, firm and very much a meal on it’s own. It did make me think of a Guiness stout that is often a meal on it’s own. Cutting it was perfect, with not a single tear or piece of tobacco hanging out. I was able to take the band off without a tear on wrapper or the band.
As I toasted the end, I got a wonderful whiff of a sweet, creamy sensation. What I liked was that it wasn’t an over powering sensation but more like a subtle hint as to what was to come. The first draw was a gentle sweet flavour that I’ve come to like from the Cameroon wrappers but was more consistent since it was also in the filler. And I didn’t want to stop. The ash burned perfectedly and the cigar never needed a relight. The taste stayed very subtle for the first half of the cigar but as I got deeper into it, I got hints of leather and sweet herb.
It’s nice when one has a well-made cigar to enjoy. It becomes a nice side focus for the evening and often, is rather unobtrusive. As I got down to the nub, a minty sensation. It was a pleasant ending to the evening.
Enjoyed with: Water, Coca-Cola and some sunflower seeds to snack on.
Smoke time: approximately an hour and a half
Final Review Rating: 9.5/10