Master Blender Rick Rodriguez and the CAO team make a triumphant return to their roots with CAO Nicaragua, the brand’s first Nicaraguan–centric blend. Whereas the team typically travels the globe seeking new tobaccos, CAO Nicaragua is a striking tribute to the brand’s homeland. At the core of CAO Nicaragua is a selection of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli and Condega leaves, clad in a Honduran Jamastran wrapper, and bound with Jamastran to dial up the intensity of this homegrown smoke. In the CAO tradition of flavor and finesse, CAO Nicaragua leans more toward pepper than spice and is balanced with medium-full flavors of nuts and toast. This is truly a cigar for the cigar lover, blended to answer the call for a deeply-satisfying smoke that engages every part of the palate, as only CAO can do.