CAO L'Anniversaire Cameroon is a highly rated, groundbreaking cigar. Each one is medium to full-bodied and full-flavored, which makes it a favorite among Cameroon enthusiasts.
The CAO L'Anniversaire line captures the essence of what CAO has successfully achieved. It started with the Cameroon and Maduro lines, which were considered some of the best new cigars in the industry upon their release. All L'Anniversaire lines have received top ratings by Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider Magazine, and several sizes exceeded 90 points. They remain the most popular cigars made by CAO with their unique box pressed design.
CAO Cameroon hails from Nicaragua and combines a rare West African wrapper with a premium Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Cameroon wrapper provides a tangy taste on the palate and the smoke is full-flavored with a medium to full body. It is not what one would expect from a Cameroon wrapped cigar. Typically, Cameroon is very delicate and suffers from burn issues, but not with CAO. Like all other CAO lines, it has a perfect burn and firm construction. The measured filler gives this cigar a balanced draw with the perfect amount of smoke puff after puff. This cigar was one of the pioneers of box pressed cigars, giving it a unique and comfortable feel between your teeth.
These CAOs have great flavor, consistent construction with an easy draw and do not hit you hard with nicotine. They are a reliably satisfying smoke and one of my favorite cigars. And as a bonus, they are priced really well.
I snagged on of these from Tim's humidor a while back (sorry, Tim!), and have been loving them ever since. If you're looking for a ton of flavor without the kick, this is your cigar. Its nutty, earthy character adds a smooth complexity that can be enjoyed either in the morning or after dinner.