Avo Domaine No 10 CigarsThe Avo Domaine cigar is a series of high end stogies using tobaccos produced on a special finca that Avo Uvezian owns. This land is ideal for growing tobacco, because it offers a mild climate and slightly sandy soil. The tobacco is sun grown and is fermented twice before it is used. Uvezian’s company is known for its low strength blends, but this one contains more punch than one might expect. It is not an overly complex stogie, but it produces interesting flavors that remain strong throughout the smoke.

The wrapper is a Sun grown Connecticut produced in Ecuador. The binders and filler are both from the Dominican Republic. The Avo Domaine cigar is chocolate brown in appearance and comes with a silky wrapper. There is some veining, but the seams are invisible. The band is purple, silver and gold. It displays the company logo, the interlocked ‘A’ and ‘V’, with the name of the stick on either side of the logo. This stick is available in six vitolas, including Perfecto (4 3/5 x 52), Corona (5 x 43), Robusto (5 1/10 x 50), Perfecto 50 (5 9/10 x 54), Torpedo (6 x 52) and Churchill (6 4/5 x 48). During the pre-light draw, most reviewers detected barnyard, sweet wood and earth flavors.

The first third of the Avo Domaine cigar starts off with strong wood and earth flavors. Aficionados detected a range of tastes in the background, including cinnamon, cocoa and leather. Most detected a strong layer of black pepper that presents itself while retro haling. The wood and earth notes remain the dominant flavors throughout the first third, though a nutty taste emerges and joins them before entering the second third.

During the second third of the stick, the wood flavor fades out completely. The earth and cocoa notes are still present, though the earth is more noticeable on the retro hale at this point. The nutty and cocoa flavors eventually assert themselves as the dominant tastes, while the leather remains secondary. The black pepper slowly transitions to a sweet spice during this part of the stick.

In the final third of the Avo Domaine cigar, the cocoa and nutty flavors stay dominant and remain so until the nub. The sweet pepper spice ramps up in intensity until it is nearly as bold as the cocoa and nut flavors. Some reviewers also tasted a creamy smoky note that asserted itself shortly into the last third. It is a flavor that is said to dart in and out.

Although Uvezian lists this stogie as a medium-full smoke, most reviewers considered it a solid medium-bodied stick.

 It is medium in strength and is not extremely complex, but it does offer interesting flavors. The burn and draw both grade well, though the burn does require some minor touching up during the smoke. The ash is particularly impressive on the Avo Domaine cigar. It holds on longer than most other stogies, lasting for a few inches before it begins to flake slightly. Smoke produced by the stick starts off a little dry at first, though reviewers didn’t consider it an issue. By the end of the first third, though, the dryness disappears and is replaced by a tasty, mild smoke.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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