I have always been a Toro man. The size fits me to a tee. It has a gorgeous purple and silver band. Compared to the other AVOs, this cigar is fuller in body. Its beautifully constructed and highly aromatic, Avo Domaine is also among the most complex of the Avo cigars. Dark, oily, double-fermented, Ecuadorian wrappers surround fillers grown in the soil of Avo Uvezians own plantation. This is a special blend. The wrapper cant get any smoother and it has a wonderful oiliness. . In the second third, the flavors are nutty and cedary, whereas the last third provides a nice earthy taste. Overall, a medium-bodied, creamy cigar. The cigar is perfectly constructed, having a flawless draw and a balanced slow burn that presents a trail of solid white ash. Its a cigar that I only share with the best of friends and those that I know can appreciate the complexity of flavors and strength. This is close to being a perfect cigar as it gets. I spoke to the big boss one day while I was trying to make a determination between the AVOs. Now thats customer service!
I only buy Churchills. Once in a while, I will smoke a smaller cigar if Im on a schedule. But I can make the time for this big cigar. I live on the East Coast and have a basement set up so I can smoke my cigars unfettered. I discovered Ashton about 5 years ago when a friend gifted it to me. It was the Classic. I was knocked out by its flavors. So I tried all of them and landed on the maduro as my favorite. I also tried all of the sizes. And settled on the Churchill. This is a leisurely smoke. I can milk it for 2 hours. I can put it down to deal with something and come back and its still lit. Ive also never had a single run on any Ashton. They burn just perfectly. I love the coffee, leather, nuttiness, and spiciness. I love the way that these flavors sprawl throughout the course of the smoke. There is also a peppery profile that comes and goes. As I get close to the halfway mark, it gets smoother and more complex. Its also when the creaminess enters. Its accompanied by coffee and dark chocolate. This smoke is very gentle. It has a complex profile that comes from fermenting and the aging of the Connecticut Shade wrapper. The cigar actually has 7 years of aging before it hits the stores. Within the same box, the colors varies from an oily brown to a soft tan color. The Maduro flavors develop more character and richness while getting smoother and smoother . The subtley of all the flavors include wood, nuts, cocoa, coffee, pepper, a citrusy orange type flavor, leather, cedar, and lots of creaminess.