Cigar Review: CAO Zocalo

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

After Toast:

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.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnnie Walker Black

Wine – Decoy Cabernet

Overall Experience:

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.

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CAO Zocalo