W – Ecuadorian Habano 2000
B – Mexican San Andres
F – Dominican, Nicaraguan
Origin – O.K. Cigars, Villa Gonzales, Dominican Republic
Following-up last year’s 93-rated AVO Syncro Nicaragua, the AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata brings an entirely new blend to the roller’s table. Having enjoyed the brand’s first foray into Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Fogata was a natural choice for review.
Pre-light draws gave up a taste of warm, sugary woodiness.
Once lit, the cigar opened with smooth draws producing flavors of rich and dark woodiness with a steady flow of nutmeg-like spice in the background. Black & grey-striped ashes were stacking nicely.
In the second 3rd a thick wave of sweet cream came crashing down on the Fogata’s dark and woody profile. The cigar was burning razor-straight and I was blowing out thick, dense plumes of smoke with each draw. Eventually nuances of cashew and leather surfaced, adding to the complexity.
In the final portion of the cigar the leather became fully realized and the omnipresent wood notes turned a bit stronger and darker. The spicy undertones from the beginning of the cigar also made a triumphant return, just in time to liven up the last few puffs.
As expected, the AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata delivered a brilliant smoking experience, with every puff hitting like a satisfying punch of richness to the senses. Flavors were suitably deep for my preferences and the burn and draw performance was exemplary. For fans of strong and engaging Nicaraguan smokes, this one’s an absolute no-brainer. Grab yours here at the lowest prices we can legally offer.