Developed to honor the 30th anniversary of the CAO brand (1968-1998), the "eXtreme" completes the L'Anniversaire series trilogy, which also includes the exceptional Maduro and Cameroon lines. The eXtreme is very full-bodied and strong, rolled with a fine Ecuadorian Sumatra seed wrapper, 5 leaf Nicaraguan blend, including 2 types of ligero leaf, and a Nicaraguan binder. It has quickly become one of the most sought after premium cigars on the market today. The beautiful Belicoso featured this month smokes like a dream. Even before lighting, you can sniff out notes of chocolate, pepper, and of course, tobacco. Lit, expect the best: a fulfilling draw that offers huge, thick billows of smoke, and a complex blend of aged spice, black pepper, chocolate, nuts and robust tobacco flavors that mix with genuine finesse. Note an even burn and a stunning, long-holding ash that is top notch, dare we say, ideal in appearance. In the finish, look for notes of spice and aged leather along with a full tobacco flavor that is brawny, yet somehow mellow. This is a truly world class cigar that is most impressive to smoke, and to behold. You might want to try smoking it with a full-bodied, dry roasted stout or a smoky single malt scotch. Of course, while not often mentioned as a traditional alcohol accompaniment, a 100% blue agave, peppery tequila sings in perfect harmony with the complex flavors of this cigar.