AVO DOMAINE No.10
Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 5 1/8 x 50
Review by John Konkel on June 10, 2011
Upon light up, I get a blast of cocoa. And then some cinnamon, black pepper. Its immediately noticeable that this is a stronger cigar than the other blends. Its medium in body and full in flavor. In the first inch, I get a tart citrus with sweet cedar. The flavors are firing at me like a machine gun. Its very earthy. It has a literal shopping list of flavors. It becomes very creamy as the cigars warms. I love the pepper. Its a wonderful counterpart to the sweet flavors that abound.The construction is normally very solid, especially with the triple cap. But once in a while, I get a run, a canoe. But it will fix itself without any help from me. When you hold the cigar up to the sunlight, the little veins disappear and it shimmers like gold....cocoa gold. This might be the wrong thing to say, but I think this cigar is under priced. Its only around $7. It could go for a few bucks more and still be in the right price range. Of all the AVO blends, this is my favorite. Its a very aromatic cigar. My wife doesnt nag at me when I smoke this stick. In fact, she likes it. I forgot to mention that throughout, there is a mild leather flavor. Its a meaty cigar. The creaminess and pepper end the cigar to the nub. I read the cigar forums and I dont see a lot about AVOs and I dont know why. Most are consumed by the latest entries into the cigar world. But this is a good, solid, consistent cigar. Worthy of being talked about.
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