I recently received a CAO L'Anniversaire as part of a swap with a friend.I have never tried one of these and as a smoker of Cubans almost exclusively what can I expect in flavour in relation to the Cubans I smoke.Any comments appreciated. Thanks
CAO L'Anniversaire are IMHO, a very good cigar. Every CAO I've smoked has benefited from 3-6 months+ in the hopper, especially the CAO criollos, which came downright harsh (tossed the first one in anger at the indian casino)! Now almost a year later the criollos are a mild enjoyable smoke. It sounds nutty (they taste nutty) but it is so! Since I do not know if you have the eXtreme, Maduro or the Cameroon, I'll just say which L'Anniversaire I find disappearing the most, Cameroon, it is a very good cigar that has a kinda creamy quality with just a little bite. But like I say, I've had a few boxes of all three, all three will greatly improve untouched for at least 3 months.
The Brazilias KickAss!.:w Don't even get me started. Never been w/o Brazilias since I've tried them....I go into a little panic when I'm down to only 2 boxes. rns
Ryan is correcto, competing with Cuba is kinda like Black Sabbath vs. Brittney Spears.
I find the CAO anniv'y to be medium body at best.
Nice flavor, lots of soft smoke...
JUST NO KICK!
Especially if you like Cubans.
If I was a school teacher I would give it a C+.
But I am a tough grader.
About half of what I smoke are ISOM's, but the L'Anniversaire Robusto is still one of my favorites. Lots of deep flavor, strength (0f course nothing close to a Habano RA or Boli), and good balance. Not bad for a domestic.
Thanks guys for the comments. Intersted to read about the shape of this cigar.It is flat almost a rectangle and very hard tightly wrapped. Have to take the plunge and give it a try..let you all know later what I think.