It’s been quite some time since I blogged a cigar, but as good as the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real may be, there’s only so much that can be said about them. Now that I’ve finished that box this summer, I felt it was time for the next great smoke.
Normally the Avo line is out of my price range (single, celebratory smokes excepted), but I found a great deal at an online store and pounced. I would prefer to visit a brick and mortar cigar shop, but I don’t always have that luxury out here.
Plus it’s damn hard to turn down a savings of nearly 50%.
The Avo is every bit as good as I remembered and then some. Their smooth draw and solid construction make them a joy to hold, and they produce plenty of silky smoke. The bold, earthy flavor gives way to a creamy finish with a hint of leather. This finish survives to the next puff, but is far from overstaying its welcome.
In short they are worthy successors to my beloved RyJ Reserva Reals, if not superior. I’m on my third from the box and it’s just as pleasing as the first. If this continues, I won’t hesitate to order the next box.