Avo 2nd Movement

Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Corona Gorda: 6 1/4 x 47
Price: $11.00

This cigar was reviewed in detail on Cigar Coop.

This is the second cigar released by the Avo Cigar brand for the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA). It is one of seven cigars released by manufacturers for the 2014 TAA Exclusive series.

The Avo 2nd Movement is a different blend and a different size than the original Avo Movement. Both the Avo Movement and Avo 2nd Movement pay homage to brand ambassador Avo Uvezian’s roots in the music industry. A “movement” is a musical component that part of a larger musical performance that can stand on its own. A 2nd movement typically follows a first movement when played in succession.

The Avo 2nd Movement is a completely different cigar than its 2013 predecessor, the Avo Movement – which was a top five cigar in my book for 2013. This cigar has much more the way of spice. The spice was very tangy, but not a “fire cured” type of tangy. There are also notes of grass, coffee, and earth. This is a medium strength, medium-bodied cigar. The construction was excellent.

This cigar was missing something. Perhaps too much tangy spice, but I don’t think it was “young either”. Overall I have found the 2014 TAA releases on the whole to be disappointing. While there have been no bad cigars, most of this year’s TAA releases (I’ve smoked five of the seven) lacked a “wow” factor. It’s still a cigar I would say to try one and see what you think.