Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun-Grown
Binder: Dominican San Vincente
Filler; Dominican (San Vicente Seco, Piloto Seco, Piloto Ligero, Olor Ligero)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Toro: 6 x 54
Price: $224.00 (Sampler)
Cigar Coop Review: Avo Limited Edition 2008 Tesoro
Show Video: Episode 133
The Avo Limied Edition 2009 is dubbed the “Tesoro” which translates to “Treasure”. The cigar commemorates Uvezian’s 82nd birthday.
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.
I found the Tesoro had a mix of grassy notes, black pepper, sweet earth, and nut flavors. In the second third, there was a very nice honey nut flavor. The pepper had a lingering effect on the after-draw and there was a herbal spice on the retro-hale. The last third of the cigar saw the Tesoro lose some sweetness and take on more of an earthy quality. The flavors had some depth as I assessed the Tesoro to be a medium to full-bodied smoke. This was balanced by medium strength.
When comparing this version of the Tesoro to the original, I found both versions did produce a honey sweetness. I didn’t quite get as much in the way of butterscotch, caramel, or cedar with this version I produced. On the other hand, I got a more unique sweet earth this time around. For whatever reason, I also had better luck with the burn on the Avo’s Greatest Hits version than the previous time.
Overall a nice part of the set and its worthy of a fiver.