The blockbuster CAO Pilon emerged on the scene to show how the method of allowing the tobacco to ferment in stacked layers called Pilons lends an exceptional richness to cigars. The CAO team has built on the success of the original line by adding an extra two years of aging to the Pilon-fermented tobaccos. The result is the rich, tasty, and complex CAO Pilon Anejo.
The CAO Pilon Anejo Gigante is a crowd-pleasing 5 7/8” x 60 cigar featuring a thick core of Seco and Ligero filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. These tobaccos are covered by a Honduran Habano binder and a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper leaf. Handmade in Honduras, the cigars are set aside after rolling for two additional years of aging.
The added aging allows the tobaccos to marry together and smoothen out while developing a deeply textured flavor profile. Earthy notes are at the center of the medium-to-full bodied smoke, with supple nuances of wood, toast, and caramel appearing in support. A spicy yet composed finish brings the adventure to a memorably lasting close.
The CAO Pilon Anejo Gigante is another CAO classic that is at once richly textured, complex, smooth, and intensely flavorful. Available in boxes of 20 cigars, the Pilon Anejo Gigante offers a great way to unwind after dinner with a finely aged spirit or malty brew.