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C.A.O. Gold Line

C.A.O. Gold Line

Cigar Club featured in Original Premium Cigar Club



Panel Rating:



6 1/2 x 50


Corona Gorda

Founded in 1973 by Cano A. Ozgener, C.A.O. is know not only for it’s exceptional cigars, but also as one of the best-known brand of Meerschaum pipes in the world, smoked by presidents, senators, actors and other dignitaries. Cano's love for art, antiquity, and the finer things in life inspired him to start the C.A.O. line of humidors as well. The inception of the C.A.O. Cigar began five years ago when Cano met Carlos Torano and Nestor Plasencia, two Cuban ex-patriots with the love of tobacco leaf in their blood. Their goal was to create the finest cigar in the world by carefully selecting only the best of premium tobacco leaves from Central America. In 1995, the C.A.O. Cigar was unveiled to the public and the first shipment immediately sold out. In 1996, the C.A.O. Gold Line from Nicaragua was introduced to rave reviews, garnering accolades from both Cigar Aficionado and SMOKE Magazine. The entire line has been rated in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s by Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar Insider and is available in the following shapes: Churchill, Corona, Corona Gorda, Double Corona, Robusto and Torpedo. Our panel favored the Corona Gorda and know that you’re going to enjoy it as well! For more information on the C.A.O. Gold Line Cigars, call them at 800-237-8226 or visit their web site at www.caointernational.com.
Immediately note a very smooth, silky, aesthetically pleasing golden brown wrapper with very few veins. We found it firm with no soft spots. Note an even burn and solid gray ash that holds quite well. A perfect draw. Very well made. This medium-bodied Nicaraguan is packed with flavor including a slight spiciness, some cedar notes and hints of cocoa. We found it creamy throughout and a hint of anise once you get into it a bit. Look for a leathery aroma, plenty of smoke, and a pleasant woody finish. Overall, a well-balanced cigar with a very complex flavor profile. Thoroughly enjoyable to smoke. Consider pairing it with a robust smoked porter or spiced Christmas ale.
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Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
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