Blind Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo ToroCigar Info

Inspired by the worldly spirit and endless curiosity of cigar legend, Uvezian, Cigars first ventured beyond its Dominican roots in 2015; capturing exotic notes from vibrant cultures around the world to create an exciting collection of blends called Syncro. The first with spicy, sweet notes from Isla Ometepe with the Syncro Nicaragua, nextfrom the regions of Nicaragua’s Esteli and Condega regions with the wildly exotic Syncro Nicaragua Fogata. now travels further south to uncover a primal rhythm of color and complexity, finding harmony with the unknown to create the new | .

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.

Ritmo, Spanish for rhythm, offers a completely new experience rich with mystery and possibility. is a blend of tobaccos from Peru, Brazil and Ecuador with Central American tobaccos from Nicaragua and Mexico. It is available in Robusto (Box-Pressed) 20 cigars 5 x 50 RG $10.90, (Box-Pressed) 20 cigars 6 x 54 RG $11.90, Special (Box-Pressed) 20 cigars 6 x 60 RG $12.90, Torpedo Largo (Box-Pressed) 20 cigars 7 x 54 RG $13.90.

Blind Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo ToroVital Stats:

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Honduras,
Number of reviewers: 4 () (A Huge Nerd) (McGreggor57) (Jokey Smurf)
Price: $11.90
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: March 2017
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“This is a very handsome box pressed sized cigar that is sporting a dark, slightly reddish hued wrapper leaf with very minimal veins. The leaf is a bit dry to the touch but has a nice oil sheen when looked at under lighting.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Aroma: 89

“The aroma reminds me of lightly composted and dry hay… Slightly sweet and just the faintest hint of citrus.” – (Jokey Smurf)

First Third

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

“A nice pepper and sweet spice kick starts things out. The draw has plenty of smoke and brings some coffee notes and a few hints of dried fruit. The retrohale is sweet and mellow.” – (A Huge Nerd)

“Rich oak with a mix of dark coffee and bakers chocolate in the background establish themselves almost immediately. Black pepper on the nose gives just the right amount of bite. The flavors strike a balance quickly and never really waiver during the entire third.” – (McGreggor57)

Second Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The flavor profile really expands nicely in this middle third. Some roasted almonds and dry earthy tones at the same time. The coffee and sweet flavors are still present. The retrohale is increasing in pepper and kick.” – (A Huge Nerd)

“Charred toast replaces the dark coffee and adds a nice depth to the oak. The bakers chocolate is barely hanging on in the background while a developing leather catches some of the peppery notes, I notice this cigar is becoming a bit spongy in my hands.” – (McGreggor57)

Final Third

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The final third definitely increases in pepper and richness. Some leather and fruit notes join the coffee and the spice for a good finish.” – (A Huge Nerd)

“The black pepper intensifies on the retrohale and spills onto the palate. The oak char is developing an edge to it, bordering on harsh. The leather is beginning to fade and the cigar is beginning to smoke hot.” – (McGreggor57)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“No complaints here. The draw was really excellent for the duration of the smoke.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Burn: 88

“There was a definite rocky start with a pronounced crooked burn. This corrected easily enough, but probably marred the flavor and experience throughout the initial third.” – ()

Construction: 89

“This one developed a sponginess mid way through that seemed to have an affect on the flavors.” – (McGreggor57)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 87

“In terms of flavor, this would likely be a good introductory cigar for a novice. The flavor profile is light, accessible and pleasant. Creamy, floral and mild mannered with a bit of a kick toward the end. Anyone with an interest in experiencing cigars would likely be impressed. The construction problems would be a drawback for a newcomer however.” – ()

“Solid flavors and an excellent burn with transitions that made sense and worked well together. This cigar seemed to tell a story, and I would be more than happy to smoke it again. Well done.” – (A Huge Nerd)

“This cigar took no time settling into a nice peppery oak profile. Hints of dark coffee, bitter chocolate and toast added some dimension. The leather managed to keep the flavors well balanced for the first half. Sadly the cigar became spongy in the middle, resulting in an awkward mix of the flavors before developing a harshness. .” – (McGreggor57)

“My hopes were high based upon the appearance of this cigar. Unfortunately there is more to a cigar than looks… And this was a good reminder of that fact. This was not a cigar that is chose to visit again based upon this sample.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 75

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Blind Cigar Review: | Syncro Ritmo South America

Overall Score – 89 – Good

  • Appearance 90% 90%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 86% 86%
  • Draw 93% 93%
  • Burn 88% 88%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 87% 87%