Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Toro: 6 1/2 x 50
Price: $224.00 (Sampler)
Cigar Coop Review: Avo Limited Edition 2003 – Avo 77 (Avo LE03) (Part of Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler)
Show Video: Episode 139
The Avo Limited Edition 2003 (Avo LE03), better known as the Avo 77 was the third release in the annual Avo Limited Edition series. The cigar was meant to commemorate brand ambassador Avo Uvezian’s 77th birthday. From 2001 through 2014, the release of the annual limited edition was timed around the time of Uvezian’s March 22nd birthday (Recently the Avo Limited Edition 2015 was released and in a change of direction, the series is moving away from a “birthday” cigar). Today we take a look at the Avo 77 that was included in the recently released Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler.
The Avo Limited Edition 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 commemorative Avo Greatest Hits sampler was announced just before the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. This sampler contains 14 of the limited edition cigars between 2001 and 2014.
In terms of the cigars included in the Avo’s Greatest Hits, some are cigars that have been aging in the warehouse and some have had their blends reconstructed using the same tobaccos (The LE05 was not included because this the reconstruction of the blend could not be done to Master Blender Henke Kelner’s satisfaction). It has not been disclosed whether or not the Avo 77 is from 2003, or if it has been reconstructed.
This was a great cigar. It has a wonderful toasty aroma – as good as one I have gotten on any cigar. There are also notes of natural tobacco, pepper, grass, and cream. The last few puffs of this cigr had a nice spicy kick.
The strength of this cigar is medium. The body is also medium but toward the end goes to medium to full.
There are two things I have really enjoyed about the Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler. The first is going back and smoking some of the limited editions I have truly enjoyed. The second is getting the opportunity to smoke a limited edition I have not smoked before. With the Avo 77, this falls into the latter category. This was a blend released in 2003. While I don’t think his cigar has been aging for 12 years, I can say is that this is one heck of a cigar. If you like classic Avo or classic Davidoff profile, this is going to be a cigar you will enjoy. This is a box worthy cigar.