CAO PERFECTO NATURAL FROM THE CAO AMERICA 4TH OF JULY SERIES BOX

 

 

Todays cigar is a special one which I picked up from Famous Cigars, the CAO Perfecto America from the 4th of July special addition box set. This is a cool looking cigar and is a complete reverse of the usual CAO America cigars. I would like to give my good friend Barry “Kudos” because I learned of this special addition set from his web site (Thanks Barry!) So without further delay, lets get into this gem!

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and lighter Connecticut Shade Capa.

BINDER & FILLER: Ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua, Italy, U.S.A., and the Dominican Republic bound in a zesty Brazilian.

Length/Ring: 60 X 6 

Shape: Perfecto

Strength: Medium to Full

My Observations: This is an awesome looking cigar that commands attention. The roller took his or her time with this one and it was highly noticeable when I inspected it. I really have to say that I am deeply impressed and can’t wait to fire up this baby. The veins are small and really unnoticeable and I found no soft spots on the finger touch inspection. I really must say that I am still in awe with the reverse wrap from the original CAO America! Great market scheme CAO!

Cigar Label: The label is just like the original CAO America which is red white and blue which to any United States Citizen, is awesome site! 

Snip & Pre-Draw & Toasting: The snip phase was a pleasant experience with the use of my Xzkar scissors. The pre-draw was a bit tight which I was a bit concerned about. On the dry draw, which again was tight, I detected that leathery taste which I have come to know from smoking the CAO America line. The toasting phase was a bit rough again because of the tight draw but after a few puffs with the aid of my single burner lighter, it was finally lit. 

Flavors: The cigar started off with heavy hints of leather and then some peppery flavors. As I made my way through this cigar, I detected some small hints of chocolate but again the cigar mainly focuses on rich leather. I have to say that this cigar is a lot stronger than the other CAO America cigars I have smoked in the past and to be truthful I grew tired of it quickly due to the same flavors without much change.

Draw and burn line: Point blank, the draw was not up to par which I believe affected my cigar smoking experience! As for burn issues, the cigar had didn’t really have burn issues and pretty much stayed consistent throughout the smoke. The only complaint I had was I had to relight it a couple of times which is aggravating to say the least.

 

Price? The set is retailed at $29.99 at Famous Cigars

Drink of choice? Hot Tea.

Smoke Time? Two hours

Liked it? Up in the Air right now. 

Recommend it? Not yet, I want to see if housing it for a few months will bring out any new flavors. I will revisit it in six months to let you know.

 

Hint? If you love leathery flavors pull the trigger on this one! 

 

Over All?

 

Until Next Time

Stew

Published by Stew

I love politics, sports, good food, great wine, fine cigars, and good conversation.

2 thoughts on “CAO PERFECTO NATURAL FROM THE CAO AMERICA 4TH OF JULY SERIES BOX

  1. Stew,

    Great review as always man! I had one of these for the 4th of July this year, and I’m not sure what I thought about it. It burned horribly for me and I had only purchased it about 2 days prior to smoking it.

    I’m sure, just as you said, that with a little more rest in the humidor it would be a better cigar.

    Kudos on the review man!

  2. I can’t bring myself to smoke that or the boxpress yet. I want to review them, but I guess in time I will smoke it. I have a couple of stogies in my humidor that I have had for 3 years. So hard to smoke them.

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