Avo Limited Edition 2011 85th Anniversary

Wrapper: Dominican
Binder: Pelo de Oro (Peru)
Filler: San Vicente Visus, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Ligero, Piloto Seco
Diadema: 6 3/4 x 50
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (O.K.Cigars)
Price: $17.50 ($225.00 for Sampler).
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The Avo Limited Edition 2011 85th Anniversary pays homage to Avo Uvezian’s 85th birthday which occurred in 2011. For this year’s limited edition, a Diadema vitola was released in an all-new blend.

The Avo Limited Edition series is a favorite among cigar enthusiasts. The series was launched in 2001 and has followed each year with a different limited production release is done in a different size and a different blend. The releases are timed around brand ambassador Avo Uvezian’s birthday (March). Just prior to the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show a sampler of all of the releases (minus the 2005) called Avo’s Greatest Hits was announced.
Avo s Greatest Hits Box Cover

Avo s Greatest Hits Closed Box

Avo s Greatest Hits

Avo s Greatest Hits Close Up

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since this release, but the Avo 85th has continued to be a terrific smoke – even with some age on it. The Avo 85th in the Avo’s Greatest Hits sampler keeps to the high level of excellence for this release. This cigar continues to have the signature notes of berry and char I have gotten with this cigar. There are also notes of cinnamon, baker’s spice and natural tobacco. In true Avo fashion, the flavors work real well in harmony. The notes are pretty much medium to full-bodied.

In terms of strength, the Avo 85th was always a deceiving stronger cigar than one might think With the one that came in the Avo’s Greatest Hits sampler, it still had a little more strength than I remember when compared to the original release. I found this to be a medium to full strength cigar.

This is a stellar release in the Avo Limited Edition series – and it’s worth a fight with Chuck Norris for.