Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun-Grown
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Belicoso: 6 x 52
Price: $15.00 (2006 release), Sampler Price: ($224.00)
Cigar Coop Review: Avo Limited Edition 2006 – Avo 80th (Part of Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler)
Show Video: Episode 136
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.
The Avo Limied Edition 2006 is simply known as the Avo 80th. It was done to commemorate Avo Uvezian’s 80th birthday
Each time I smoke this cigar seems to offer a different twist. This time the cigar delivered notes of nut, grassy / herbal notes, bread, and black pepper. There was also a very subtle citrus note that was present. Like when I smoked this last time, I didn’t get the creaminess I did back in 2012. This time around did produce more of those trademark Davidoff herbal / grassy flavors.
This Avo 80th still remained a medium strength, medium-bodied smoke. Both attributes were at the same level as when I smoked it in March 2014.
Overall, I felt for whatever reason when I smoked this last year, it delivered the best overall smoking experience. The one that came with the sampler, was still very good and still is worthy of a fiver.