Filler: Columbia, Nicaragua
Size Name: Toro
Ring Gauge: 54
A few months back, some of you may remember CAO running a contest for their new CX2 cigar. To win one these cigars all you had to do was, go to their website and take a short quiz. I was lucky enough to answer all my questions correctly and win a free cigar.
After a couple months of sitting in a humidor I decided it was about time to light up this cigar and give it a shot. Initially I was a little concerned with this cigar because I’ve never had too much luck with Cameroons. I have a tendency to crack or split the wrapper because of how delicate they are.
When I took this cigar out of the cellophane I was drawn to the silky oily feel of the wrapper. The color was a rich brown with a smooth texture. The overall feel was firm and construction was excellent. When cutting I used my plug cutter and had no troubles at all.
The pre light draw was excellent. It was light with slight resistance. I began lighting this cigar and was greeted by loads of smoke. The flavors were mildly woody and creamy with a smooth and light finish.
After a few puffs I began to taste a mild sweetness and an even milder, sort of herbal taste. The flavors at this point were very appealing to me. I was getting a nice slow to medium burn that was nice and even.
Further down into the smoke the herbal taste drifted away and I could taste a nutty flavor. The flavor base stayed consistent at a medium body with a smooth light finish. The amount of resting smoke was about average, but left the room with a light nutty aroma that was quiet nice.
The remainder of the cigar stayed very consistent and resulted in an excellent smoke. After the half way point, the minor changes in flavor disappear. This may seem a little one dimensional to most people, and to myself as well, but the consistency and smoothness really make up for the minor flavor changes near the end of the stick.
As you can see from the picture, I really enjoyed this cigar. Ill be keeping an eye out for another one of these on my next trip to my local cigar shop.
My rating sheet can be found below.
Stogie Review Rating Sheet: 86.5/100
14 thoughts on “CAO CX2”
I’ll make sure I put one in the traveller. My fav from CAO.
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I like cameroons wrappers. I am not sure what it is about them but the taste always makes me happy. a double wrapper of cameroon sounds great to me. They usually have this at the local shop so I should try one. I do agree that the cameroon can be very fragile though
The Toro : A Great Smoke ! Very good construction. Taste is Wonderfull . . . a smooth, creamy moca & nut flavors. A must for one’s humidore.
I had one of these great smokes over the weekend. The local shop had them (toro’s) at $6.50 a stick. I couldn’t pass up a great deal like this. This is an awesome smoke. I will definatly have a few of these in the humidor at the house!
6.50 sounds like a steal.
Last time I stopped by my local shop, they wanted in the neighborhood of 9.50 each.
Congrats on the find and thanks for reading.
these guys are the number one spot in the cigar rotation right now. i am a huge fan of these guys.
That last picture sums it up! I cant get enough of this cigar! And the box price is not bad! Top notch construction on this one!!
Well 1dementional for sure wish i had another one to give it a go cuz i had it not to long i after i had a perdomo lot 23 and i think i still had the wonderful flavor from that still in my mouth
Jerry & Walt Keep up the work You guys are great
Along with everyone else behind the action
It may be worthwhile to note that Famous Smoke Shop now has the exclusive on CX2 at better pricing than people are used to.
Check it out..
Keep up the great work, Walt and Happy Holidays to all.
I was sent one of these for free after my last online order. After sitting in the humidor for a few weeks I decided to give it a try. What a great smoke! Your review of this cigar was right on. I am definately going to get a box. Thanks guys and keep up the good work…
It’s too bad that CAO sold these to Famous Smoke Shop as an exclusive regardless of price.
It’s too bad that CAO was acquired by General Cigar (The Evil Empire).
I got a really great deal on these recently, maybe it was from famous, but I think I paid around $4 / stick for the box. This review must have been from near the time they were first produced. The box I received had a piece of paper in it with the name of the roller and date, and they were from 2006! Nice to get a box of cigars that wasn’t made yesterday. They are excellent at 4 yrs old by the way!