Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Syncro Nicaragua Short Robusto

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Cigar Info

Inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of cigar legend Uvezian, Cigars has ventured beyond its Dominican roots, capturing exotic notes from vibrant cultures around the world to create an exciting collection of blends called Syncro.

On the island of Ometepe, in the rich soil that lies beneath one of Nicaragua’s most active volcanoes, a uniquely sweet and spicy tobacco is grown. Known for its wild character and peppery notes, Cigars carefully blends this Nicaraguan tobacco with only the finest Dominican leaves, famous for their earthy flavours and soft, creamy notes.

“Experience the thrill of surprising notes from diverse cultures! Syncro brings new and exciting blends to delight today’s aficionados. The fusion of tobaccos from various origins allows the creation of new and surprising taste experiences that will, in the way, generate memorable sharing moments,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Innovation.

“I am delighted to share with you and aficionados around the globe this exciting new line of Cigars. Cigars are ready to give the performance of a lifetime. It’s about surprising and enjoyable experiences, the blending of various cultures – experiences perfectly in sync with the moments worth sharing,” says Uvezian.

The is available in 4 vitolas Box pressed Short Robusto 52 RG x 4” US $ 7.90, Box pressed Robusto 50 RG x 5” US $ 8.90, Box pressed Toro 54 RG x 6” US $ 9.90, Box pressed Special Toro 60 RG x 6” US $ 10.90

The series was presented at the IPCPR in 2015 and is now available at selected US-only retail locations. The global launch is foreseen for 2016.

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Vital Stats:

Length: 4″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Filler: Nicaraguan tobacco from Ometepe, Dominican tobaccos (Piloto, San Vicente Mejorado and hybrid Olor/Piloto), Peruvian tobaccos from Olancho
Number of reviewers: 5 —– (Throck) () (ThaGreatWazoo) (McGreggor57) (SosaCub4Life)
Price: $7.90
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: July 2015
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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“Wrapper is just a tad rustic looking, mostly due to some protruding veins. The box-pressing job is quite good.” - ()

Aroma: 89

“There was a nice rich deep pepper coming off of the wrapper and near the foot. The cold draw was smooth with a firewood finish.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

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First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The first third was quite an explosion of deep flavors of earth notes and leather. It had a nicotine kick which lasted the duration of the smoke.” - (Throck)

“So far I am really enjoying this cigar. There is some great spice to it during this 1st third. Nice pepper spice on the retro, also picking up some baking spices and maybe some cinnamon. The cigar is burning perfect and holding a great ash.” - (SosaCub4Life)

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Second Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The second third was much more of the same. The strength still held medium to strong and the overall complexity and body were almost near the full side. The cedar wood and pepper profile remain in the forefront with a continuously crisp and not too overpowering retrohale.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

“Although pepper is still present the intensity is decreasing. Cedar and light coffee round out the bulk of the profile while some florals find their way into the background. The balance is pretty good.” - (McGreggor57)

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Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final third diminishes slightly. Much more pepper and heat are coming off of the cigar. There is also a slight char beginning to form, which is affecting the overall flavor. The finish to the cigar putters out significantly.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

“The final 3rd is a good mix of spicy and creamy. The spices picked back up at the end and it was more like the 1st third but more creamy.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 94

“There was a very good clean draw on this cigar. I used a straight cut at a slight angle and it seemed to give off a fair amount of smoke and a good amount of flavor from the cigar.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

Burn: 91

“A beautiful burn that would hold its ash for 1.5 inches. Great smoke production as well.” - (Throck)

Construction: 90

“Construction was great. Great burn line, held a strong ash, produced tons of smoke. Just a great cigar.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 92

“This was a wonderful little stick. It had a lot of punch in the first third and this persisted with a little less flavor, but still pleasant. I will be stocking up on these soon.” – (Throck)

“A smoke that was very decent during the first two thirds, but unfortunately the final third was not worth pursuing.” – ()

“For a smaller vitola this was an absolute powerhouse of flavor and strength. It was still a quick smoke, but gave enough during the first and second third to intrigue you. There was a good flavor profile and consistency throughout, which left me wanting to try more. I do recommend grabbing a few of these letting them age for a little while and then enjoying when the time comes to have a fuller bodied cigar.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

“I rounded this score up. Shorter cigars have less time to establish their flavors but this one came out strong and well balanced. Pepper and vegetal tones gave way to cedar, light coffee and floral notes. Although there was a bit of harshness near the end I found the shorter smoking time enjoyable with the flavors presented.” – (McGreggor57)

“Overall this was a very good cigar for me. I really liked the peppery spice at the start and then the transition into a more balanced smoke. It kept the spice throughout which was nice. Construction wise this cigar can’t be beat.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 44

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 92% 92%
  • Second Third 92% 92%
  • Final Third 89% 89%
  • Draw 94% 94%
  • Burn 91% 91%
  • Construction 90% 90%
  • Overall Experience 92% 92%

Total Score - Very Good



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