In 2014, CAO announced a mysterious new cigar that piqued the collective interest of the cigar world. That cigar was the Amazon Basin, and utilized a special leaf in the filler known as Braganca. This rare tobacco is grown in patches of available sunlight in the Amazon, before being hand-rolled into tubes and rowed in canoes to the factory. This cigar spawned two offshoots, all using varying types and amounts of Amazonian tobacco and all selling out relatively quick. Now CAO is completing the series with the Orellano, the name given to the Amazon by explorer Francisco de Orellana.
Despite this being the fourth cigar in the Amazon series, the Orellana’s Brazilian Cubra wrapper has been patiently aging since before CAO even discovered the Braganca used in the original. Cubra grows smaller, darker, leaves than most plants, and produces a pleasantly spicy, complex profile. The exotic wrapper is joined by a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican & Colombia, with a healthy amount of Brazilian Braganca and Fuma Em Corda to ensure this cigar tastes like nothing you’ve ever had before. With its full-bodied bevy of spice, dark fruit, and leather notes.
Box Date: 2018
Size: 6 x 52 ; Strength: Medium-Full ; Shape: Toro ; Origin: Brazilian