Avo Uvezian was a famous jazz pianist and composer who also had a lifelong passion for premium cigars. During his playing days in Puerto Rico, he would purchase a few local cigars each night and place them on top of the piano for anyone who wanted to smoke. Eventually, these cigars became a hit with his fans, and in 1987, Uvezian met Hendrik “Henke” Kelner the mastermind behind the world-famous Davidoff brand, and the pair worked together to create a special cigar for Avo’s personal taste which was released the following year.
Even though the Avo line includes Domaine, XO, Heritage, 30 Years, 90th Classic Covers, and more, the original Avo Classic is still considered the strong backbone behind the entire brand. This delicious mellow to medium smoke was an instant hit and garnered top ratings from industry experts and everyday smokers alike.
Crafted from an impressive blend of fully aged Dominican binder and long-filler tobaccos, and a beautiful silky-smooth Ecuadorian wrapper, the Avo Classic provides flavors of cocoa, toasted almonds, baking spices, and caramel, that are so smooth and creamy, it will immediately have you craving another. The simple, yet incredibly well-refined flavor profile of the premium Avo Classic cigar has made it one of the top-selling blends in the brand portfolio for 31-years! As mentioned above, the brand that bears the legendary Avo name now includes a host of fabulous line extensions that include a manufacturing arm in Nicaragua that produces Syncro Ritmo, Syncro Nicaragua, and Syncro Nicaragua Fogata.
The next time you buy cigars online here at JR, be sure to check out our full line of Avo cigars and find the perfect blend for you, because, more than just another good cigar, Avo offers a luxurious smoking experience for every palate.
The AVO brand was founded by Avo Uvezian back in the 1980s before being sold to Davidoff in 1995. AVO is a brand that offers well blended cigars keeping in line with the Davidoff connected brand. Cigars in the AVO line do tend to be fuller than the Davidoff cigars but offer similar notes throughout their lines.
Their complexity is via the blend on most of those cigars with slight changes throughout...let's see if this one performs the same way. order Avo cigars. This cigar looks amazing... Invisible seams with this milk chocolate colored wrapper which is a Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and provides a nice slight sweet leather aroma. The binder is a Mexican San Andrés tobacco and the filler is a mix of viso and ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua.
After the cut, the prelight offers a sweet cedar and natural tobacco and the draw is perfect. Can't wait to light up this beautiful looking cigar! To start off you get a smooth leather note and with light grass flavors. The finish provides a creamy leather note with a slight hint of a sweet spice...but barely there.
The body is medium full and the nicotine strength is light to start. There is a ever so slight sweetness to that cream flavor, a natural sweetness. Ash holds well and is producing moderate smoke. A little bit of white pepper sneaks into the draw and finish at the end of the first third.
This is blended well with the creamy leather flavors on the draw. Through the nose you still have that floral note but with a stronger grass note and creamy leather in the background. The finish has also added a slightly darker earth note with the creamy leather and now a hint of nutmeg.
The sweetness has gone away for the most part which I liked so I kinda hope it comes back in the last third. (Just hints here and there right now.) The smoke is creamy and thick and offers a nice medium aroma of leathery tobacco. Body is medium full but the strength of nicotine is still light...love it.
Let's hope this thing keeps going like this!Another slight change moving into the last third, again a little darker in flavor and the natural sweetness is gone at this point. Also the retrohale provides a hint of a vegetal note mixed with the floral and grass flavors. The draw flavors also are shifting to add in a floral note with the dark earth and leather flavors.
The body remains medium full and the strength bumped up to medium nearing the end of the cigar...ligero must be blended towards the end of the cigar. The very end/nub gets a little muddy but for the 1:30 mark I can complain! Very well balanced cigar and as you get to the end you feel satisfied.