The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2004

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Made By
Tabacalera Perdomo
Factory Location
Nicaragua
Wrapper
Cameroon
Binder
Nicaragua
Filler
Nicaragua
Price
$6.90
Ring Gauge
50
Length
5"
Rating
92

C.A.O. Robusto


Severely pressed, wonderfully sweet and cedary and with just enough spice, C.A.O.'s Cameroon blend has been a hit since its launch in 1999. Created by the Ozgener family, which owns C.A.O., and crafted by cigarmaker Nick Perdomo of Tabacalera Perdomo, the five 5 by 50 robusto came on the market as Cameroon wrappers were becoming more available. This is one of the first Nicaraguan cigars to be created using this toothy, earthy West African leaf. Over the years, it has become a trusted medium-bodied blend that is steeped in flavor.