Avo Classic No. 2

Avo Classic

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 152 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6 each

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.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
Flawless claro wrapper and a pretty band will easily catch a newbie’s attention.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
Straight burn and a draw that allows a lot of creamy white smoke which smells rather good, according to my non-smoking (female) friends.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Value : Rating: ★★★½☆
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 : Rating: ★★★★½
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.