Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun-grown Hybrid
Binder: Dominican Vincente
Filler: Dominican Ligero, Dominican Seco, & Peruvian Seco
Size: 4.9″ x 50
Country: Dominican Republic
Come one come all to Septembers best cigar of all. Were back again with our second installment of our Cigar of the Month series. We had our share of cigars in August, and probably your share too, but we nailed our vote down to a 2×4 and it was the Avo Heritage. Avo Uvezian worked very closely with Hendrik Kelner to snag some of the best Cuban seed, Ecuadorian sun-grown wrappers you can get your hands on. The Avo Heritage has been talked about for a while and was set for its first major release at the 2011 IPCPR. The price on this line of Avo’s was more affordable compared to some of the other cigars they have put out which was what caught my eye at first. Once I asked about them a little and was told that they were a little fuller than the average Avo I knew I had to have one. The look of the stick was a gorgeous lighter brown, Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper that drew me right in. On the initial light I noticed a nice warm spice that reminded me of the fall and the changing leaves, but maybe that’s just me. There was a slight nuttiness to the flavor profile as well that was extremely pleasant with my coffee. The construction on the cigar was flawless with a perfect draw that not only had a nice resistance, but also put out a lot of smoke. While I ventured into the second third of the stick, the flavors remained almost the same but there was a slight addition of a light roasted, full flavored coffee. These flavors stayed consistent throughout the whole smoke. The final third had a little more prominent spice to it with a nice finish. While the smoke may not have been all that complex, I feel like that it was meant to be as consistently phenomenal as it was. There is a reason that this cigar was picked as cigar of the month, it comes to you with a very reasonable price, especially with the history of Avo’s super-premium cigars. It also had consistent flavors that fit a Minnesotan September perfectly. Make sure to stop in to your local Brick & Mortar and pick one of these up, or a box. If they don’t have them, make sure to demand them; they are that good.