This is a guest review courtesy of Denis from CigarInspector.com
Has it ever happened to you to see a cigar and be instantly drawn by its excellent appearance, making it impossible to resist the temptation of buying and trying it out? If you know what I am talking about, then you will understand my feeling when I set my eyes upon an Avo Domaine Perfecto. As a quick intro, let me say that the wrapper is double-fermented and originates from Ecuador, while the tobacco is Dominican.
As I said above, what impressed me at first in the Avo Domaine 20 was its appearance, which is pleasant to the eye and tempts you to simply start smoking the cigar. The wrapper has a superb, pure brown tone to it, and a layer of sheen on its surface, which scores even more points for the looks of the cigar. The wrapper has a smell reminiscent of Cuban cigars and is adorned with the logo of the brand founder, Avo Uvezian, which confers a classic, sober appearance to the cigar.
The construction of the Avo Domaine #20 matches its wonderful appearance. The cigar is perfectly constructed, having a flawless draw and a smooth, slow burn that left behind a trail of solid white ash.
Even though the Avo Domaine 20 has a very enjoyable flavor profile, I cannot say that it impressed me as much as the aforementioned aspects of the cigar. Upon lighting, you are welcomed by a fleeting black pepper tone and quickly engulfed by a smooth smoke. As the pepper fades away, a leather aroma tickles my palate and, as I was about to find out, remains the dominant flavor for the rest of the cigar. From time to time, a cedar note emerges and adds breaks the leathery monotony.
In this cigar’s defense, I will say that the reason I wasn’t that impressed by the cigar’s flavor was because the Avo Domaine 20 is a medium-bodied cigar, which is a tad below my cigar strength preferences. Therefore, you might find its aroma to suit your tastes, especially considering that it is smooth all the way to the nub.
The $6-7 price point of the Avo Domaine 20 makes it a perfecto of great value. The flawless construction and appearance of the cigar are two good reasons to add some of these to the humidor.
As a conclusion, I would like to say that, while the Avo Domaine 20 is a high-quality cigar, its flavor profile isn’t exactly up my alley. However, a box of these is an excellent choice for a person who prefers a moderately strong smoke or as a gift to someone who is rather inexperienced with cigars and prefers mild aromas.
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