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Those who are sure they don’t like any cigar with a Maduro wrapper should really try the CAO MX2. While it is a medium- to full-bodied cigar, the CAO magic touch has rendered a Maduro that is smooth, smooth, smooth. Some people say these should be reserved for very experienced connoisseurs; only they can appreciate their complexity. However, the CAO MX2 is such a rare treat, anyone lucky enough to acquire one or two of these cigars owes it to him- or herself to revel in a unique smoke.
This magic lies in the two sumptuous wrapper leaves, black and oily, which deliver a sweet tang to the long-lasting flavor. The taste these leaves impart is deep and complex, hinting of bitter chocolate and coffee. This succulent wrapper enfolds the filler of a blend of Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian tobaccos, essential to the incredibly complex flavor found in the CAO MX2. They lend a certain pleasant tartness, sweetness, and spice that meld wonderfully with the lip-smacking Maduro leaf.
A limited production run makes the CAO MX2 a scarce commodity. If you are fortunate enough to find some of these beauties, buy a box or two if available. Stash the majority of these CAO cigars in your humidor, but you just have to smoke one on the spot. Take your time and immerse yourself in this experience because you might not see that many MX2’s in your lifetime.
Even with its relative scarcity, each of the larger CAO MX2 configurations still sells for about $7 apiece. You simply must have a regular taste of this fine cigar, perhaps five five-count tins of the 4.00 X 38 Daggers will be enough to satisfy your yearning at an average cost of $2 per cigar.
Given its rarity, enjoy an MX2 by itself and by yourself. Generosity is a noble virtue. So is enlightened self-interest.