AVO 80th Anniversary

AVO 80th Anniversary

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Belicoso
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador Sungrown
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $15 each
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Owned by Davidoff Geneva but masterminded by Avo Uvezian, the brand AVO was founded in 1988. After many years of success Avo Uvezian began releasing limited edition cigars to mark and celebrate his own birthday. Today I will be reviewing the AVO 80th Anniversary which was released in 2006 (7+ years of age on it). The release is only available in one size (Belicoso), just as with all the limited editions, so without further ado...

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Avo La Trompeta 86th Anniversary Limited Edition

Avo La Trompeta 86th Anniversary Limited Edition

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Diadema
Size : 6.5 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Filler : Dominican & Peruvian
Binder : Dominican Piloto
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15 each
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The AVO 86th Anniversary cigar, “La Trompeta”, is a Limited Edition release to celebrate the 86th anniversary of Avo Uvezian. The name “La Trompeta” means the work of his lifetime — both music and cigars.

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Avo 85th Anniversary 2011 Limited Edition

Avo 85th Anniversary 2011 Limited Edition

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Diadema
Size : 6.6 x 50
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Peru
Hand-Made
Price : $17.50 MSRP
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Avo 85th Anniversary is the annual release celebrating Avo Uvezian’s birthday. The first one was released 10 years ago and since then it has become a tradition. I have tasted several of these releases and it has been hit or miss. In particular, the 2008 Tesoro didn’t impress me much. However, the 2011 release has collected mostly positive reviews and I couldn’t resist picking a sampler when I stopped by the Davidoff shop in Geneva. Unlike most other Avo smokes, this is not a Dominican puro. The 6.6 x 50 Diadema (sort of a long perfecto) sports a sun grown Dominican wrapper and is filled with San Vicente and Piloto Dominican tobacco. The binder is, however, Peruvian. Let’s see how it smokes, shall we?

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Avo Heritage Short Robusto

Avo Heritage Short Robusto

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 4 x 56
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sungrown
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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I am a sucker for petit/short robustos. I like smoking in the mornings with my coffee and a smaller vitola affords me the perfect amount of time to peruse the morning newspapers. A 45 minute to 1 hour smoke allows me to read my USA Today and catch up on the today’s propaganda. And I believe with the fairly new, Avo Heritage Short Robusto, I have found my morning “go to” bullcrap news smoke.

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Avo Heritage Toro (Quick Smoke Series)

Avo Heritage Toro

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 6.0 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sungrown
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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The Heritage is a full-bodied offering from AVO. That probably surprises a lot of folks as AVO cigars are generally known to all be mild to medium bodied smokes. This cigar shares the same wrapper leaf as my all time favorite AVO the Compañero, also known as the LE09. Since it sports the same wrapper, not surprisingly it shares some similarities with that smoke. It has that same exotic spice at the start and it comes on strong. The flavors are full and rich with earthy notes of must and cocoa, balanced with creamy flavors of nuts and oak/wood. The flavors are definitely AVO, but it comes in a non-typical robust delivery with a bit of strength behind it as well. By the time I finished this smoke, I found myself wanting to go and light up another. This is a stellar cigar.

Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 3/4 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$12 each
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Avo Tesoros 2008 Limited Edition were released to celebrate Avo Uvezian’s 82nd birthday. As I was completing a purchase in a B&M store in Madrid, the shop owner offered me a couple of free cigars. After a short fight between conscience and greediness, I pointed to an opened box of Avo cigars that I haven’t seen before. Gorgeous Cohiba Gran Reserva remained on the shelf…

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Avo Compañero (LE 09)

Avo Compañero (LE09)

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 6.0″ x 54
Wrapper : Cuban Seed Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Filler : Three types of Dominican Ligero and a Peruvian Seco leaf
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $15+ each
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The Compañero is Mr. U’s 83rd Birthday Cigar. Most everyone who is into cigars knows that every year Avo releases a Limited Edition cigar to celebrate Mr. Avo Uvezian’s birthday. Last year in April of 2009 I had the honor of attending one of his many birthday parties. Even at 83 Mr.U is still touring the country celebrating his birthday with his fans. At this celebration I picked up a box of the LE09′s [l-ee-oh-nines] as they are also known as.

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Avo LE10 Pre-Release

AVO LE 10

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 5 7/8″ x 41
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $15+ each
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I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release sample of the new Avo “birthday” cigar, the LE10. This year, they made a monster of a cigar, a chunky 55 ring gauge behemoth, where all of the filler is Dominican Ligero! This came via my new best friend, Eddie Simon, Brand Manager for Avo. Thanks, Eddie. I also got a few other goodies that I’ll review soon. After my experience with the Davidoff Selecione 702 last year, I couldn’t wait to fire this up.

I’m a huge fan of Ecuadorian wrappers, and this one is a beaut. It’s dark and oily, if it tastes as great as it looks, I’m in for treat.

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