Avo Domaine 20 Perfecto

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    Avo Domaine 20 Perfecto

    Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
    Format : Perfecto
    Size : 4 5/8 x 52
    Wrapper : Ecuador
    Filler : Dominican Republic
    Binder : Dominican Republic
    Price : ~$6 each

    I could not resist when I saw this beautiful cigar in a cigar shop in Paris. I have a special feeling for perfectos since this is a vitola that is almost always perfectly constructed and allows me to concentrate on flavor characteristics of the stick. The tobacco in this cigar comes from the “Domaine AVO”, a finca in the Dominican Republic that belongs to Avo Uvezian, the brand founder. The wrapper is a twice fermented Ecuador.

    Appearance : [rating:5/5]
    As you can see from the picture, the Avo Domaine 20 scores high in the looks department. It has everything to please – from a pure brown shiny wrapper to a classy-looking, elegant band. It has a Cubanesque smell and a slightly woody pre-draw.

    Avo Domaine 20 Perfecto

    Construction : [rating:5/5]
    As with most Avo cigars, construction qualities are exceptional – I wasn’t surprised when I saw that the perfecto burned perfectly well and had a clean irreproachable draw. The burn was slow and resulted in a solid white ash.

    Avo Domaine 20 Perfecto

    Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
    Unfortunately I won’t be able to use the word ‘exceptional’ again. The cigar starts with a swift black pepper hit. The smoke is immediately smooth and I’d qualify it as medium-bodied. As soon as the pepper fades out, I have a clean leathery taste on the palate. It turns out that the leather will remain the main flavor throughout the smoke, with regular cedar undertones. I was pleasantly surprised in finding no harshness at all until the nub.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    At $6 each if bought by box, it’s quite a nice value for a perfecto. Considering the fact that you are almost sure to get a reliable construction, the Domaine line appears to me as a nice addition to the humidor.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4/5]
    I recommend this cigar to those who like medium-bodied, moderately complex sticks. Might be a good idea to offer this one to non-smoking friends, too – or just enjoy it in the morning.

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    • Newb

      New Year’s Day, I tried the Domaine in a robusto format (the #10), and I too found it to be medium-bodied. The flavor was very very nice, but I had significant burn problems. Consistently raced up one side, and numerous touch-ups couldn’t correct it. Tasted like cedar & white pepper, then cherrywood with maybe a touch of ginger. I’m tempted to try it again, but at $9 per stick locally (Montana), the burn gives me pause.

    • Luke – AspiringGentleman

      Fantastic looking cigar. I’ve only smoked a few Avo’s in the past, but have never been disappointed. I’ll have to keep my eye out for these. Thanks!

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Dominican
Wrapper Ecuador
Binder Dominican Republic
Length 4 5/8
Ring Gauge 52
Vitola Perfecto
Construction Hand Made
Price Paid $6