In A Domaine By Itself, 14th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Avo Domaine for me has always had a hint of mildew, yet it remains my favorite cigar in the Avo brand. Thankfully, the mildew notes never appear in the smoke itself in my experience and as a result it should never ever be judged before lighting it up. The foot of the cigar has some barnyard notes of earth and hay.
Once the cigar is lit there is that classic Kelner experience that one has come to expect on the initial draw of his cigar and that is barn. There are notes of hay, and dirt and a rich buttery note as well. As we work past the nipple of the perfecto the cigar loses some of that earthy component and becomes buttery with a hint of spice on the finish.
In the second third of the Avo Domaine there is a roasted nut note introduced that becomes the focal point of this wonderfully tasty cigar. At the half way point of this savory cigar there are some cedar notes introduced and the aroma is slightly floral.
The last third of the cigar returns to the roots of the first third with some earthy notes and hay. There is also a sweet cocoa note that has is noticeable on the finish. The aroma is really noticeable as the cigar dwindles down to the nub and there is some pepper notes on the retrohale.