CAO LX2 - A Ligero Kick in a CAO Package - BuyDiscountCigars.com
Size: 6 x 60 Wrapper: Nicaraguan Binder and Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan Strength: Full Price: $115.85 for a box of 20 at www.BuyDiscountCigars.com
As with all CAO cigars, their attention to detail has not been jeopardized with this newer, massive ring gauge version of the LX2. Evenly packed, perfectly capped and ready to smoke this is a cigar that has built up quite the following. While the history of the stick is not as convoluted as others, CAO has a proven to not only listen to their consumers but to provide them with cigars that they ask for and the Gordo - coming in at a hefty 6 x 60 hits the market in a niche that needed to be filled. Then to fit the LX2 or Ligero times 2 - this cigar is packed to the brim with the highest priming or Ligero leaves with strength and spice!
Sweet tobacco mixed with bitter (but enjoyable) coffee and wood flavorings makes this monster sixty ring actually a lot more balanced than I was initially expecting. Near the middle portion the pepper became almost overpowering causing me to slow a bit, but I was rewarded with a slight step down in intensity helping to round out the smoke. Slow and steady wins the race!
The flavors were well defined and surprisingly very well balanced with the exception of the overwhelming pepper near the middle while a bit intense at times, was very nice. This was not what I would consider a light cigar - so I would highly recommend a medium to large meal before hand - as well the smoke is very thick and dried out my mouth a bit, just an excuse take a couple extra sips of your favorite beverage! As I said before, if your a fan of the big ring gauges or want to try another great smoke from CAO, give the CAO LX2 Sixty a try.