Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 152 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6 each
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Continuing my selection of Avo cigars, today's review is for another lovely creation of Mr Uvezian - Avo Classic No. 2. I should have probably started the series with this cigar because this is IMO the perfect beginner's smoke... Mild, with an outstanding look/construction and a pleasant aroma. Read on.
Flawless claro wrapper and a pretty band will easily catch a newbie's attention.
Straight burn and a draw that allows a lot of creamy white smoke which smells rather good, according to my non-smoking (female) friends.
Avo Classic No. 2 tastes very creamy, with a mild, rather uniform flavor. Among the components, I can name coffee and hazelnuts in the beginning, just a hint of white pepper in the second third and leathery and floral notes in the last third. For a seasoned smoker, it might lack complexity, but I still find it a very decent smoke.
These are priced quite high and some online hunting must be done to get a satisfying price/quality ratio. If you can get them under $5/stick by box, don't think twice.
Overall Rating :
I keep some in my humidor and offer them to friends who'd like to give cigar smoking a try. This stogie really has some success and I can proudly say that I converted a few of my buddies to regular smokers.