If I’m spending top dollar on a cigar, I need to know it’s amazing. I’ll roll the dice on a bundled blend, but when we’re talking ultra-premiums, I’m way too thrifty to gamble with my cigars. That’s why I love new releases from Avo Uvezian and Henke Kelner. The men behind numerous Top 25 and 90+ rated cigars are back with another fantastic release, and based on the samples I went through, this may be one of my favorites ever.
AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata cigars are a follow-up project to last year’s 93-rated AVO Syncro Nicaragua. That box-pressed blend was the first AVO release to feature Nicaraguan leaf, and this one has even more. At the risk of being hokey: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! That typical Davidoff floral, grassy aroma was strong on the Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper. After a quick clip and light, you’ll find wood, leather, cinnamon, and a slightly sweet finish. In all, Syncro Nicaragua Fogata is a fantastic release that reminds me why I love AVO: Loads of flavor, high quality control, and a refreshing consistency from box to box.
Note: The AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata LE 30 Years Toro vitola features the same great blend but comes in limited edition packaging, celebrating 30 years of excellence from AVO cigars.