The Avo Syncro Nicaragua was realized at IPCPR 2015 and is now part of their regular production lineup. This box pressed robusto is part of a brand re-vamp that happened early 2015. The inspiration for the name of this cigar comes from Senior Avo’s musical background. Syncro referring to the way different notes harmonize together and perfectly foreshadows the mix of Nicaraguan tobacco, with Dominican and Ecuadorian as well. (Note: Looks like Davidoff, not a big surprise considering they own The Avo brand)
The Ecuadorian wrapper of the Avo Syncro Robusto is a medium to light brown in color with a hint of red. There is a faint layer of oil and vascular its across the wrapper. This box pressed cigar is soft to the touch and very pleasant feeling in the hand. The band has been updated and the red/orange Nicaragua label accents it. A quick clip with a pair of scissors and we are off. The pre-lite draw is perfect, offering me a slight pull, exactly what I want! Dry with hints of cheery and hay, I'm excited to light this up. Once the flame hits this cigar, it explodes with gentle, yet full creaminess. Cedar and coffee abound and the smoke fills the mouth. Smoke production is perfect. There is the classic Nica sweetness of banana, with nutmeg and pepper dancing on the front of the tongue.
Getting into the heart of this cigar, I am enjoying the smoke production and how warm and well rounded the profile is. It's comfortable and easy to smoke. The coffee notes are front and center with oak and fresh cedar around the edges.
The burn line is a little off but not drastically. The ash is a light grey; soft and flaky, mainly due to the fact that the cigar is box pressed.
As I approach the final third of this cigar, the strength is medium to full, without being overbearing. There is balance and finesse, something that is lacking with many competitors these days. The retro-hale hangs heavy on the palate. This is a fuller cigar as compared to other Avo's with coffee beans, butter milk and buttery piecrust up front. While the cigar lacks subtleties you might find in the up market Davidoff line, that doesn't present as a negative.
In summary enjoyed this cigar much more then I thought. Flavor was comfortable, with a perfect draw. I loved that this Avo Syncro is a perfect marriage if you will, between Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. The cigar is well balanced and while linear in terms of flavor I thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it a score of 91 out of 100.
Cigar: Avo Syncro Nicaragua Robusto
Box Date: November 2015
Date Reviewed: 01/27/2016
Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua Ometepe
Size: 5” x 50 Ring gauge
MSRP: $8.50 (boxes of 20)
Total Production Released: NA