445. AVO 88 Limited Edition 2014

Store bought at Brobergs Tobakshandel.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Dominican Republic Yamasa
Binder: Dominican Republic Olor /Criollo
Filler: Dominican Republic Piloto Viso, Piloto Ligero, San Vincente Ligero, Corojo/Olor & Criollo
Limited to 8888 boxes of 16 cigars.
This cigar was released to celebrate the founder Avo Uvenzias 88th birthday.

Size: 6×52, Belicoso.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, semi oily and smooth with a slight rough feel and tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood note.

1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, sandalwood and nutmeg.

2nd third: No changes.

Burn: Burns hasty and wonky on one side only, firm and stable white and gray ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: No direct changes from previous parts.

Duration: 19:55-21:05, 1h 10 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André