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Stogie Reviews: Avo Limited Edition 2010 Super Robusto

26 May 2010

The Avo Limited Edition 2010 was created to celebrate Avo Uvezian’s 84th birthday. Production is limited to 10,000 worldwide in boxes of 10.

AvoLE2010The Super Robusto (5.5 x 55) features a gorgeous Ecuadorian sungrown wrapper. The binder is Mexican Sumatra and the filler consists entirely of ligero.

Pre-light the cigar smells of sweet tobacco, earth, grass, and raisins. It is slightly spongy but feels well-packed from head to foot. As you would expect from an Avo the cap is applied perfectly. The wrapper is oily and has some large veins. A pre-light draw reveals earth, wood, and a slight mint taste.

It takes a little bit of effort to get the cigar lit, probably due to the ligero filler. Initially there is quite a bit of spice combined with and earth and wood. The amount of spice is very surprising  for an Avo.

After about the first half of an inch, the spice begins to fade and the musty flavor that is typical of so many Avo cigars begins to emerge. The draw is excellent and the burn is straight. The smoke is creamy and has great mouth feel.

At about the halfway point the flavors start to change from earth and wood to coffee and chocolate. The burn grows a little ragged and requires and occasional touch-up. The spice that’s so prevalent early comes and goes throughout the smoke, but never reaches the same intensity as at the start.

The Avo Limited Edition 2010 is definitely not your typical Avocigar. It is definitely full strength, full bodied, and on the full side of medium in flavor. At around $15 per cigar the Limited Edition is  also not an everyday smoke but its complexity, construction, and flavors earn it four and a half stogies out of five.

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Patrick M

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3 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Avo Limited Edition 2010 Super Robusto”

  1. mighty Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    A friend bought me one of these last week, and I just haven't found an ideal time to smoke it yet. Good to see that someone likes it, especially for the price. If I get a great time to smoke it today, I will comment later, but I am not sure if I will be able to. I want to give it the time and devotion a $15 cigar usually deserves.

  2. Brutus Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Once again you have written a very eloquent and thought provoking review. I always appreciate the reviews that you write. Well done!

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