Avo Heritage Special CigarsAVO Heritage cigars have left quite an impression on the aficionados who have tried them. First released in 2010, some have bided their time in humidors for months or years before their owners finally peeled off the band and set flame to the threesome of tobaccos cradled within.

The cumulative response to AVO Heritage cigars is one of appreciation and, in some cases, fascination even. This series is described as a “remarkable blend that pays homage to the farmers, blenders, and rollers responsible for making AVO one of the industry’s premier, super-premium brands.

Reviewers agree the stogies in the series are of medium to full-bodied strength and hand-rolled in their country of origin, the Dominican Republic. They feature an Ecuador Habano wrapper, while the binder and filler are of Dominican origin. Some believe the line features the most complex Dominican blends ever created. Others decree it is reminiscent of an “earlier generation.”

AVO Heritage cigars come in various formats, including the universally acclaimed Churchill, medium-sized Toro and Robusto, the compact Short Robusto, and the Short Torpedo and Short Corona versions. Made at the Davidoff factory in the Dominican Republic, reviewers report the stogie is firm in composition and has a pleasantly smooth, oily outer texture with minimal veins. The color is described as a mix of wood and chocolate tones. The pre-light and cold draw aromas are said to incorporate flavors of cedar and a trace of spice, “with a floral scent at the foot.” Some reviewers also characterize the foot note as featuring a nutty, grassy, or leathery scent.

Aficionados note that AVO Heritage cigars offer an easy, even draw from beginning to end. The stogie’s temperature remains consistently low, and the ash reportedly holds on well in colors of charcoal to black. The tobacco burns smoothly without the need for touch-ups or relighting, generating a generous amount of smoke. The cigar is said to feature pleasant notes of grass, nuts and leather upon lighting, intermingled with the subdued flavor of cocoa and a nice dose of spice.

Reviewers noted that the second third produced a high-medium strength level, with dark and bold flavors typically not seen in other products from this manufacturer. The smoking experience is described as rich and multi-faceted, with a continuously solid burn line and ash that remains attached nicely.

Woodsy notes interspersed with the aromas of hay and nuts remain a constant throughout the final third of the smoking experience. But some aficionados noted cocoa and cedar flavors pushing their way to the forefront at this stage. Still, palate stimulation stays balanced and free of overpowering flavors. The ash retains its charcoal coloring throughout and holds firmly. Some reviewers describe the finish as “creamy” and pleasant.

AVO Heritage cigars are the brainchild of Avo Uvezian and Hendrik Kelner, both of whom are top industry specialists renowned for delivering some of the finest tobacco blends available. Nevertheless, the series is offered at an affordable price point while offering a complex and unique smoking experience. Even short format versions like the Short Robusto and Special Toro are said to provide an hour or more of rewarding smoking pleasure.

Single sticks are commonly available at a price range between $7-10, depending on the size that is chosen.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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