Cigar Aficionado

C.A.O. L'Anniversaire 1968-1998 Cameroon Corona
42 42
Tasting Note
This extremely box-pressed smoke has a nice cap. It has a smooth draw, showing earthy, toasted flavors with a burnt toffee character and heavy notes of wood.
Body Medium
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – Nov 01, 1999
Price $6.60
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 85

A good looking cigar with a perfect burn and very good draw. It starts off strong with intense woody flavors, but fades and grows bitter.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 89

Pressed, with a toothy, brown wrapper. It has a good draw and a sweet aroma. The cigar is cedary and nutty, with hints of black coffee.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 82

A pressed cigar with stretch marks. The smoke is very woody and a bit bitter, with a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 89

A flat, dark and attractive cigar. It draws well, with earthy, oaky flavors and a rich and sweet finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 86

Some cocoa bean notes bring this cigar up from a rather dry character. There are some wood and leather flavors on a medium-bodied smoke.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale