Basic Information: CAO Zocalo
Manufacturer – CAO Cigars
Size – Grande 6×60
Wrapper – Mexican San Andreas
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua, Africa
Pricing – $8.49
Body – Full
This CAO Zocalo is a thick stick with a milk chocolate colored wrapper, some visible thick veins, tight seams and a sloppy cap.
Aroma – Spice and Nuts
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Nuts and Spice
First Third – Cedar, wood and spicy notes kick this cigar off with a tea leaf like finish. Once it settles in a nice spicy roast nut like flavor profile begins. The burn starts wavy and ash holds through the third.
Second Third – Spicy nuts and coffee like notes begin this third but that tea like note mixed with a hint of leather on the finish lingers. The burn remains wavy and ash fell at just before the halfway point.
Final Third – The Spicy nuts are still the dominant note followed by the coffee and tea but the finish gets a bit earthy here.
Scotch – Johnnie Walker Black
Wine – Decoy Cabernet
The CAO Zocalo is a spicy dream that hits on a nice variety of masculine flavors to really treat the palate. The cedar, tea, nuts, coffee and leather make for a real whirlwind of a full-bodied smoke experience. I would smoke this again given the opportunity.
About CAO Cigars – www.caocigars.com