MY WEEKEND CIGAR: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Review
By Gary Korb
Welcome to AVO Cigars‘ version of “The Big Smoke.” This AVO Syncro South America Ritmo “Torpedo Largo” is an extra-large, 2-hour banquet of creamy, complex flavors.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 7″ x 54 / Box-pressed
Filler: Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Honduras, Dominican Republic
Location: The front porch of my girlfriend’s house
Paired with: Coffee (cream & sugar)
My Experience: There’s nothing like waking-up on a crisp Sunday morning in September, stepping out onto the porch, and firing-up a fine cigar with a good cup o’ jo’. The cigar was an AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Torpedo Largo – and “largo” it is – at 7 inches in length and box-pressed to a 54 ring. I chose it because I had picked-up a box a couple of months back and it was long overdue. As I sat back in the rocker, I took a moment to admire its flawless Ecuadorian wrapper that caps a 6-nation filler & binder recipe. Once lit, the smoke started off smooth and creamy with some leathery spice and an attention-getting shot of black pepper that yielded to sweeter flavors of oak, cedar, and dried fruit. As the cigar wound its way toward the middle, some nutty elements, coffee bean, and floral notes entered the fray. During the finale, the cigar retained its piquancy and sweetness as more spice, citrus, and some charred wood flavors rolled-in.
Suffice it to say . . .This isn’t a typical morning cigar. The smoke in this AVO Syncro Ritmo is so smooth and creamy, coming off as more “medium-plus” cigars than its “full-bodied” listing. Moreover, it’s loaded with flavor, and I would even recommend it to novice cigar smokers who want to experience a solid, multidimensional cigar.
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