CAO America Landmark
CAO America Landmark 5 Pk premium cigars are CAO's first 'pinstripe' style cigar. Deftly rolled with two American-grown wrapper leaves - a dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and lighter Connecticut Shade capa - this full-bodied cigar is blended with premium longfiller Ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua, Italy, U.S.A., and the Dominican Republic bound in a zesty Brazilian leaf. The smoke is robust, creamy, complex and marvelously smooth with a clean finish. Presented without cello, in short, America is beautiful.
This is one of the prettiest cigars i have seen . It not only looks good it smokes great as well. From start to finish a very good mild rich flavor. A great cigar to have while out on the boat throwing back a few brews.
Have had and still have several Cubans in my humidor and this America stands up to all. Unique flavor and a perfect burn. For the price at cigars international paid less than 4$ each. Just amazing. Beats a Fuentes grand reserve hands down.
So this is a beautiful looking stick. Appearance would suggest some great craftsmanship along with experience in uniqueness as the stripes are very appropriate. Pre light draw brings out some nuttiness and some tea. As the cigar burns I pick up a good amount of peanut and more tea with slight earthiness. The cigar has a pleasant aroma and good taste, however in the box I ordered, I have run into constant draw and burn issues. Obviously a large ring gauge takes more effort but this is too much. As a result the cigar doesn t burn properly or at the right temp and tends to make enjoying this stick a challenge. Out of my box I had 5 with almost no problems. So in final analysis; there are some nice things going on with this stick but I d imagine the smaller ring gauges would be better. This was never going to be a world class smoke, but they really missed the mark on consistency with this one.