Nestor Plasencia Jr. joins Cigar Advisor’s Gary Korb for another Master Blenders video podcast: watch them talk about the Plasencia family’s 154 years of tobacco growing, the success of Alma Fuerte cigars, how they grow and create hybrid tobaccos, and more.
CAO Mx2 Gordo
CAO MX2 Gordo Cigar
The CAO MX2 Gordo has an oily, dark chocolate colored-wrapper with tiny veins in a well-rolled, firm and hefty 6″ x 60 Gordo size. The pre-light displayed a wonderful taste, medium draw, and the aroma of spicy, mature tobacco. Additionally, the cigar had a nice texture and pleasant feel. Notes of cocoa, earth and honey were also present. Upon lighting, it offered instant spice and cedar aromas with a broad, rich and even tobacco taste for a very full palate.
The first third produced flavors of cocoa, fine leather and ginger, and a whiff of cedar. My mouth was watering; this was a treat! The cigar burned evenly and clean while offering a compelling flavor and richness.
The second third produced hints of dark chocolate, tasty oaky notes, a smooth chewy taste, and aromas of cinnamon, brown sugar and cedar, which made the smoke agreeably harmonious and well-balanced. This cigar really kept my interest, it was so good.
The final third built up showing a big and intense character; leathery and rich. This cigar was totally enjoyable with earthy and rooty notes, and stayed good to the point where I either had to put it down or burn my fingers.
I liked every thing about this cigar; the appearance, construction, the flavors and aromas were all thoroughly enjoyable. CAO can be proud of this cigar, as it was excellent in all respects. The burn was perfect, the cigar was full and flavorful, but not too strong, very rich and satisfying.
Make sure you allow at least an hour-plus to enjoy this wonderful cigar.
Total Score: 8.8