Size: 5 x 50
Strength: Medium to Full
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Introduced in 1998 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of CAO, the CAO L’Anniversaire Maduro remains one of the most sought-after premium cigars available today. The wrapper is fermented under intense heat for 90 days until it releases its full potential—a rich, dark wrapper that burns evenly with a razor-thin carbon ring. This outstanding wrapper dresses the Ecuadoran binder and Nicaraguan/Dominican blend and delights with an elegant, luxurious finish.
Hailed as one of the best maduros ever made, CAO L’Anniversaire Maduro is a box-pressed cigar with a rich, full-flavored aroma.
The CAO L’Anniversaire series is world famous for being one of the first box pressed cigars ever made. More than a pioneer in appearance and construction, this cigar was also one of the first extremely high rated maduros. Several sizes in this line have earned ratings of 90 or better by Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider, a rare accomplishment for any cigar blend.
L’Anniversaire Maduro is rolled at CAO’s factory in Nicaragua with uncompromising detail. Each cigar is draw tested and weighed to ensure perfect draw, burn, and construction. The consistency is dead on from box to box and the finish is smooth and strong, and consists of robust, earthy flavors with nuances of cinnamon. This is the first truly great cigar CAO ever rolled. The year it was released, it was ranked as the 8th best cigar made that year by Cigar Insider, which is a major honor for a boutique brand. Its success was so great that it later spawned the release of the famous CAO L’Anniversaire Cameroon and eXtreme. This maduro is considered by many aficionados to be the top maduro leaf ever grown, and it continues to be one of CAO’s best selling blends.