Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CAO Mx2 Gordo

CAO MX2 Gordo Cigar

Score: 8.8

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.

Scores
Appearance-9
Construction-9
Draw-9
Burn-9
Aroma-8
Flavor-9
Balance-9
Total Score: 8.8

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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