Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 6 x 43
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$10 each
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Avo Signature is the last classic line from Mr. Uvezian that I haven’t reviewed yet. [Check out my previous reviews of Avo Classic, Avo XO and Avo Domaine]. The Signature blend was created to celebrate the 75th birthday of Avo Uvezian, the Dominican binder and filler wear an Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper (quite common for Avo cigars).
The wrapper is almost orange and seems to bring some sun light in the room. It is particularly pleasing to the touch and smells of quality tobacco. After an easy cut, I tested the pre-draw and found mostly woody flavors.
I’ve smoked half of the box already and so far only one cigar had a minor draw problem – it was too tight for my liking. Everything else was perfectly fine – a self-correcting burn and considerable amounts of produced smoke. Not a surprise for this Kelner’s creation.
The flavors are never exceptional in Avo smokes, but this one is simply boring. The first puffs bring overwhelming woody flavors which settle down very fast. Tobacco and oak dominate through the rest of the smoke. By retro-haling, I thought I detected hazelnut, but I am not totally sure about it.
At approximately $10 each, I find it rather expensive. There are smokes in the $5 range that provide the same reliability and comparable flavor.
Overall Rating :
This is not the kind of smoke I would be searching the B&Ms and online stores for. The Signature line, from my point of view, provides the lowest price/quality ratio among regular blends. On the other hand, this is still a decent cigar which won't disappoint a smoker expecting a soothing, calm experience.