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10/4/17

AVO Syncro Ritmo - Cigar Review

Davidoff Avo Syncro Ritmo 550 Robusto Box-press
NOTES: 
(George) Burns straight 'nuff, but doth require a not teeny Bic re-direct nigh half. Then a teenier one at final stanza's on-set. Draw is (Dan) rather open. Pacing is lively, tho not overly hastened. Likes to be puffed, but flirts with being over-smoked. Temperamental. No hard/soft spots, tho the press don't hold and errs toward feeling light in hand. Seams, shoulder, and cap all hold admirably-so. (Alan) thick(e) smoke out-put. Ash tends to flute/flower, but makes an inch a' medium-grey'd growth. Fragile top-leaf mandates careful removing of both secondary and primary bands. The latter made a tick of mess.
  • White peppercorn
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coriander
  • Lemongrass-cum-Lemonhead (mildly)
  • Galangal*, sprinkling thereof
  • Cashews
  • Soft wood
  • Peanut butter
  • Egg custard
  • Coffee, blonde roast
  • Butterscotch
  • Hay
  • Chamomile
  • Suede
  • Dirt
Flavors dance through the first-half, take a seat in the second, but still sway to the music. Unique in both delivery of notes and notes themselves, particularly in its citrusy exotic spices. Rich in a half-cal manner. Exceptionally well-rounded and balanced. Superb nuances. Complexities galore. Transitional and then-some within each note and their marryings. Retro-hale high-lights them spices, in a gentle sorta way. Very smooth with just 'nuff kick to offer excitement. But I do, in the interest of full disclosure, subscribe to Reader's Digest. I was up late last night, reading an article on how to fold socks. I couldn't put it down, gentlepersons!

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian
BINDER: Mexican
FILLER: Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Honduras, and Dominican

STRENGTH: Light-Medium
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
*"... galangal has a sharp citrusy, almost piney flavor, while ginger is fresh, pungently spicy, and barely sweet..." theKitchn.com

IN ADDITION:
Pick up yer own AVO Syncro Ritmo from my chums at Cigars City to-day!

"It's the third release within the Avo Syncro series, and the first to contain tobacco from so many different countries. While the first two Avo Syncro cigars showcased a range of tobaccos from various Nicaraguan growing regions, Avo Syncro South America Ritmo highlights tobaccos from seven different countries, with a special emphasis on Brazilian leaf in the filler. The cigars should be available by the end of the month." Cigar Aficionado website (May 12, 2017)

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