Davidoff has announced a new limited-edition release for their AVO brand of cigars, AVO Seasons Limited Edition Series 2023. AVO will release one cigar per season over the course of the year 2023. Each comes in the same unique diadema vitola. Details have been given for the Spring and Summer versions.
This special release has been carefully created by our Master Blenders who have worked with tobaccos across multi-faceted origins to craft the perfect seasonal blends. Tobaccos from each cigar can be found from diverse growing regions such as Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, with tobacco aged for up to 14 years. We encourage our aficionados to enjoy each cigar while experiencing a moment unique to each season: walking through a garden in spring, watching the setting sun on a summer evening, feeling the air turn crisp as autumn leaves fall, and sitting by a crackling fire in winter.
Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff
All four editions are presented in boxes of ten cigars each. The packaging design reflects each season individually with respective icons, varnished patterns, season-typical colours and graphics. As an ensemble, the boxes illustrate the flow of one whole year with visually connected patterns and themes.
The cigars’ respective blends were created from different tobaccos to capture each season with a fitting taste experience. All blends come in a 50 RG x 6 5/8″ diadema format and described as having medium intensity.
The limited-edition cigar dedicated to the first months of the year kicks off the series. The spirit of optimistic reawakening after a long and cold winter is perfectly captured by the diadema format. The smell of spring is imitated by floral notes from the Dominican San Vicente seco and the Hybrid 192 visus tobaccos, which were patiently aged in the Dominican Republic, with one of its special filler tobaccos having aged for 14 years. The light-coloured Ecuador Corojo wrapper has a sweetness permeating the experience and reflects the bright colours and feelings of the season through well-balanced flavours of wood, cream, and coffee. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper with Dominican binder and filler.
The cigar reflecting summer is reminiscent of the hot sun that characterises and shapes the season. This diadema is vibrant, with an intensity level which reflects summer’s ever-present heat. The shiny and dark brown Ecuador Corojo wrapper adds complexity and at the same time delightful notes of pepper, whereas the Dominican filler tobaccos, one aged for 14 years, provide creamy and fruity notes. In the second third, flavours of dark chocolate enhance the overall taste experience. The blend uses an Ecuador Corojo wrapper with a Mexican binder, and Domincian fillers.
In autumn, the feel of cooler temperatures is a refreshing change after a long summer heat. Colours of the fields alter as the days grow shorter. It is a time to reflect upon memories from the past year and to celebrate time-honoured traditions. The combination of the San Andres Maduro wrapper, and Dominican filler tobaccos which were aged for up to 14 years, brings out complex notes of dried fruits, mixed nuts, and sweet spice. These notes are uplifted by a lush creaminess. This blend uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper with Dominican binder and filler.
Winter is a time of year when things slow down. Hibernation and indoor gatherings are savoured. A crackling fireplace, a warming drink, and this beautiful cigar are the perfect combination for cosy moments at the end of the year. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper is as bright as untouched snow, carefully blended with Dominican filler leaves that are aged up to 14 years. The blend delivers herbal, woody notes with a beautiful creaminess and rich, warm hints of baking spice throughout. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Dominican binder and filler.
The first release of the AVO Seasons Limited Edition Series 2023 (Spring) was launched in March 2023. The Summer edition just started shipping.