JC Newman

October 10, 2021

Avo Syncro Caribe Toro (6 x 52)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

Davidoff has announced the fourth release under its AVO Syncro Series, the AVO Syncro Caribe. It’s the first new AVO Syncro blend since 2017’s AVO Syncro South America Ritmo.

While the AVO Syncro Caribe focuses on the characteristics of the Caribbean region, it also showcases a blending process Davidoff is calling “Natural Distribution.” This is when the proportions of the tobaccos on any given plant is perfectly matched in the blending process. In other words, the ratios of tobaccos from each priming are matched in the blend in all vitolas.

Keeping to the Caribbean theme, the AVO Syncro Caribe features a Dominican wrapper. The cigar also utilizes an Ecuadorian binder along with Dominican and Nicaragua fillers. The cigars are available in three sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52) REVIEWED TODAY, and Special Toro (6 x 60). Each is presented in 20-count boxes.

“The AVO Syncro series is centered around the concept of tobacco synchronization. This is an incorporation of the diversity, complexity and compatibility of selected tobaccos from varying regions,” states Lana Fraser, Director of Marketing and Retail at Davidoff of Geneva USA. “With the newest addition of the AVO Syncro Caribe, we strive to deliver new frontiers in cigar experiences.”

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Dominican

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: OK Cigars

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 50 (SRP $10.90)

Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $11.90) REVIEWED TODAY

Special Toro: 6 x 60 (SRP $12.90)

The cigar is medium brown and has a dry looking wrapper. The cigar has an average or slight above feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were cedar, citrus, citrus peel, brown sugar, underlying cream, nutmeg, and black coffee. There was good black pepper rated at 7 1/2. In some ways these flavors remind me of the orange push-up ice cream treats we had as kids. Nice, sweet start.

At the first third (24 minutes) the ash was still intact. Now I have cinnamon. The pronounced flavors are cinnamon, brown sugar, and citrus peel. There is also still citrus, cedar, nutmeg, and black coffee. The cigar is very sweet. The flavors, like the wrapper, are rather dry. But, it works in this cigar. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is nutmeg, brown sugar, and a little citrus with average lingering black pepper. The cigar is very tasty with a lot of citrus-type notes. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (53 minutes) the cigar is burning very evenly. The same flavor notes are in play but the nutmeg and citrus peel are elevated. I noticed them the most of all the flavors. The cigar is medium bodied and seems to be leaning toward medium to full. The finish is unchanged. With the nutmeg and citrus peel being the lead flavors it took away from the overall enjoyment. I lowered the second third to 93. They didn't ruin the cigar but they did affect the flavors.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 17 minutes. In the final third things shifted around. The black coffee, citrus notes, and black pepper came out more. The citrus peel and nutmeg pulled back a little. With these changes the flavor notes are once again mixing well. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is nutmeg and citrus with much improved lingering black pepper. While the cigar did not get like it was in the first third it was just as enjoyable. I rated the final third 95. This is a cigar that is well worth trying. Very sweet with citrus-like notes in abundance. You can purchase HERE.

Overall Score: 94.33

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