A great way to spend my Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The weather was in the 70’s , listening to the Red Sox on the radio and reviewing the latest blend from Avo cigars. This is what Southern California is about.
Brand/Name of Cigar: Avo/ South America Ritmo
Country of Origin: A five country blend
Filler: Nicaragua/Peru/Brazil/Honduras/Dominican Republic
Shape: Robusto, Box Pressed
The box pressed cigar has an impressive profile with a semi oily feel and almost flawless construction. There were no obvious defects in the body of the cigar, slight veins showing. The 2 bands with the color scheme makes this look very chic. It all looks great.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma:
The initial flavor came across of a mix of almonds, orange peel and a mild chocolate taste. Medium body, very smooth, with no hits of spice or pepper. It was a good way to start and was looking forward to the rest of the cigar.
This was all smooth from start to finish but did have a minor flaw with the burn line. Not a big issue however as it stayed lit. The smoke was so nutty throughout I thought I was downing a jar of almonds. The grey ash was holding it’s own and I was truly enjoy this.
The Ritmo has entered the top ten smokes of 2017. Medium in nature with a flavor heavily of nuts and almonds. The mild taste of orange and chocolate was a complement to the overall blend. The off the mark burn could have been from just about anything.
Final Thoughts and numbers:
Appearance/Construction: 4 out 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.3 out of 5
Smoking Charactertistics: 3.8 out of 5
Overall : 4.2 out of 5
This release has put Avo in my humidor on a regular basis. The direction of the cigar line has been positive as they are making great changes in the lineup of products.