CAO MX2 Box-Press (Quick Smoke Series)

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  1. Adam

    CAO MX2

    Origin : Honduras
    CAO CigarsFormat : Toro
    Size : 5.5 x 55
    Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf
    Filler : Nicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican, Peruvian
    Binder : Brazilian
    Price : ~$7 each

    The CAO MX2 Box Press sports a dark brown wrapper with a contemporary looking black and silver band along with a secondary band stating “Box-Press,” just in case you couldn’t feel or see the sharp box press on this cigar. There are some pretty big veins on this cigar which pop out from the rest of the wrapper. The wrapper also has a wrinkled look in some areas especially near the head of the cigar.

    The cigar has a nice medium draw that produces thick billowing clouds of smoke. The burn line is slightly uneven and is rather thick and somewhat bubbly. The ash is a medium gray color and has just a bit of flowering, but held on quite well. The body is medium to full and the strength is average.

    The CAO MX2 Box Press offers a light earthy core with heavy notes of chocolate and espresso. There is some slight pepper to this cigar but is balanced pretty nicely with the rest of the cigar. The flavors don’t change much throughout the cigar but overall very good flavors.

    I’ve smoked plenty of the regular MX2’s and have not been overly impressed. This cigar however, is a winner. I’m not sure if it’s the blend with some different tobacco in it, or if it is the box press that gives it a different flavor profile, but the flavors are much more rich and pronounced.

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Cigar Region Honduras
Filler Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican, Peruvian
Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder Brazilian
Length 5 1/2
Ring Gauge 55
Vitola Toro
Construction Hand Made
Price Paid $7