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CAO LX2 PRE-Review

Submitted by Rob on July 20, 2008 – 3:23 am5 Comments

CAO’s LX2 cigar line had much buzz at the 76th Annual IPCPR event.

I put some people to work and was able to obtain 20 CAO LX2 sticks in the Robusto size.

About the Cigar: As you may, or may not, know this is the new cigar by CAO that was created to hit the full-bodied market. The  CAO LX2 will combine a Nicaraguan wrapper and a Honduran binder. The filler is: Two different ligero fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua (hence L-X-2).

The Marketing: CAO always has great marketing behind it. The boxes are white based, black graphics, beautiful and unique looking. The bands, print material, and everything else about this cigar is very dark and clean. Heck, even if you don’t want to smoke this cigar you cant help but pick it up and look at it.

Quick Smoke: Let me start off by telling you that the CAO LX2 does the job and gives the full-bodied smokers attention. However as I have smoked about 3 of these CAO LX2 cigars so far I have to tell you this: The cigar was rushed out for the show.

You can taste how young the cigar really is and I know I am not getting its full effect or taste.

I could provide you with what I have experienced thus far but I do not want to give off the wrong impression.

Verdict Is: The CAO LX2 is really too new, too rushed, and not ready to smoke. I have put the cigars to rest in the humidor. I will let you know how they are prior to the official release date (no specific date was mentioned).

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  • John Werner says:

    I’m currently smoking my second LX2 courtesy of CAO and rep Jeff Tinnell. I’m prepared to say they have a winner here. It’s constructed of a rich looking matte brown smooth wrapper with heathly veining. I think that means it’s not too fragile and my two sticks seem to indicate that as they burned evenly and stayed nicely wrapped to the nub. The taste is a bit on the sweet side with nice dry wood and some spice too. This is a solid medium body smoke that will appeal to seasoned smokers and yet won’t turn away newbies. Simply put it is easy to appreciate and enjoy. Above all it’s sweet and smooth so it will be in my rotation as soon as it’s readily available.

  • Cigar Boss says:

    Thank you for the addition to the pre-review.

    I as well, from what I have smoked thus far, will be adding them to my rotation.

    Thanks again for your contribution.

  • These cigars are ready to smoke, and are nice and spicy! I loved the edition I got a while ago, and they are now starting to show up in shops around the country

  • [...] Other Cigars: Do you really want to know what other cigars are bland and boring until you age them for 6 months? And even at that you still just get a little bit of spice? I didn’t think so. CAO makes some high quality, great cigars – so don’t be afraid to pick something else up from them (think LX2). [...]

  • 0db says:

    Thanks for the review. Saw these in the ahwatukee tinderbox humidor the other day, might give it a shot. I like the Brazilia by CAO and the old runs of the Criollo that came in the drawer-style boxes were phenomonal when they were ‘on’. CAO can be gimmicky at times (got vision?) but they do hit their fair share of home runs