Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017 Burn

Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017 Cigar Review

How does one write a cigar review just days after the passing of one of the greatest icons of the cigar industry. No matter what, people will wonder if the event played any role in the cigar review, even though I wrote this review more than one week ago. Avo was a legend, and he will be missed, but thankfully his cigars will live on.

The Improvisation Series continues with its 5th rendition, and this one has elements of the famous LE05 (binder and filler), Avo Syncro Fogata (wrapper) and Avo Syncho (size) to create a mash-up for this 2017 Limited Edition.

Cigar Review: Avo Limited Edition 2017
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Marron Claro
Binder: Dominican Olor Zona 7
Filler: Nicaragua Esteli Ligero, Dominican San Vicente Ligero, Domincan San Vincente Mejorado Seco, Dominican Pilar Ligero, Dominican Piloto Seco
Size: 6″
Ring Gauge: 
Super Toro

The Look:  Packaged in  gorgeous leather-bound box reminiscent of an old guitar case, the Avo Limited Edition 20167 despite being a 60 ring gauge doesn’t come off as such in a box pressed format. The chestnut-brown wrapper has a few noticeable veins, but none that detract from the beauty of the Improvisation Series 2017 Avo. It’s firm to the touch with no voids of tobacco and a well packed foot. The band features an industrial feel due to the use of copper in the logo and a secondary band looks like a fretboard with guitar strings that ties the cigar into the packaging.

The Notes: The cold draw has a raisin sweetness with hints of hay and grass. The sweetness that is dominant is intriguing because it is something I normally do not get from an Avo. The foot of the cigar has a subtle spice to the nose.

Once the cigar is lit I am instantly impressed with the 5th installment of the Avo Improvisation series. There is a mocha like sweetness with a touch of raisins. The earthy components that are synonymous with the brand don’t exist in the first third which is a welcomed change for me. There is a subtle pepper through the nose, and a woody aroma.

As we breach the second third some of the raisin sweetness we experienced on the cold draw becomes the dominant note while the mocha moves to the background. As the second third comes to a close some leather appears on the moderate finish. The retrohale still has some subtle pepper and the aroma of the cigar is reminiscent of marzipan.

The last third of the cigar develops notes of figs with hints of marizpan and a touch of leather on the finish. The pepper on the retrohale is toned down significantly and a woody finish that is moderate in length.

The Finish: The fifth installment of the Avo Improvisation Series might just be the best of them all. It redefines Avo with something new that is extremely complex. When I first found out that it was going a 6 x 60 I wasn’t really looking forward to it. However, once I learned it was going to be box pressed it really changed things up, especially when smoking the cigar. I am not a fan of the larger ring gauge in general, but this cigar is a win-win for those who love the size, and dislike the size. It’s box worthy, without a doubt.

Score: 94
Price: $18.19 / $259.99

Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017

Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017

Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017 Burn

Avo Improvisation Series LE 2017 Burn



Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like