I have only smoked a couple different Avos so when a friend of mine came to town and offered me a chance at an Avo classic, I said YES! So here we are, I got to smoke a cigar and you get to read about it.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Country of Origin: Republic of Dominica
Vitola: Robusto, 5×50
Appearance & Smell
This is a good looking cigar! A light brown color that isn’t as light as most Connecticut wrappers. The veins are prominent but really take away from the look for me. I really like the subtle band, it’s a far cry from what Davidoff has done with the Camacho line. Instead it looks… classic! How fitting?
If you have been following me, you already know I tend to gravitate to a flat cut, so why change now? I used my Xikar Xi1 to put a flat cut on the cap and my Xikar Enigma double torch to get it lit.
Burn & Draw
I could not have asked for a better burn and draw! I didn’t have to touch up this cigar once because it burned so evenly. I was even outside on a windy day and with a little cigar rotation the burn stayed perfect. The ash held on very well, the construction was fantastic. The draw was in that perfect medium range, not too loose and not too tight.
Strength & Body
I felt that the entire cigar was mild through and through. This cigar didn’t have a lot of complexity but I was okay with that. The notes I was picking up on the cigar made it good that it wasn’t changing constantly like other cigars. The body was really creamy, with fresh dirt and some cedar.
I really enjoyed this cigar! The construction was flawless and that helped make it a good experience. I would definitely purchase this but strictly for mild cigar moods/events. Events like golfing, when you are outside on a sunny hot day, or if you are purchasing for a friend who doesn’t smoke very often, this would be a great cigar to grab. If you are into heavy smokes, spice, or a lot of complexity, this cigar probably isn’t for you. For those of you who do smoke it, let me know what you thought about it!
Source: Gift from a friend
Brand Information: Avo Cigars