In the spirit of Avo Uvezian’s undying passion for exploration, chance encounters, and unexpected connections, two unique blends have been crafted by Davidoff for the North and South regional edition. In a change of pace we put the two cigars up against each other in comparison.
Length: 6 5/8”
Diameter: 50 RG
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Hybrid Olor/Piloto Seco
Filler: San Vicente Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Ligero, Piloto Ligero and Hybrid Olor/Piloto Ligero
Diameter: 52 RG
Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador
Binder: Connecticut Ecuador
Filler: San Vicente Visus, San Vicente Seco, Honduras Jamastran Seco and Peruvian Seco
The Look: Both cigars come packaged in their own 10 counts boxes. It’s a tad confusing because the South band has blue accents with a secondary band showcasing the box art from the North Edition. Meanwhile, the North Edition has yellow accents with a secondary band showcasing the South box art. If not for text on the side of the band denoting South or North it would be simple to get confused.
The North has that classic Davidoff feel of wheat and hay on the cold draw with some cedar on the nose of the foot. Once lit the cigar has notes of cedar an earth that remains dominant throughout. Around the halfway point some nuttiness develop especially on the finish and retrohale. While resting there is a spicy aroma to the stick that tingles the nostrils.
The cold draw on South isn’t much different from that of the North with hints of hay, wheat and cedar. The foot of the cigar has a subtle cedar component along with a grassy component. Once the cigar is lit the San Vicente tobaccos are more dominant than the South. From the first puff there is a mouthwatering creamy component that sets this cigar apart from the North.
The Finish: The question that will be asked other than, “What cigars did they repackage for this Avo release?” is, which is better? The answer of course depends on your personal palate, but for me South is clearly my preference. While both have San Vicente in the filler tobacco, it’s less prevalent in the North. I bring this up because the mouthwatering nature of the tobacco is polarizing and if you aren’t a fan of the tobacco you want to go with the North. Both are excellent cigars and worthy of a 5 pack.
Score: South (93) North (91)
Price: $14.00 each / $125.99 (Box of 10)