Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata Quick Review
I had my niece and nephews over this weekend and didn’t find enough time to squeeze in a full review. That being said, I did find time to put together this quick take on my thoughts of the Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata.
The Good Stuff:
The Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata is an extension to the Avo Syncro Nicaragua line blended to push the boundaries of what the blend can offer. The Syncro Nicaragua sports an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 Clara wrapper, Mexican San Andres Negro binder and Dominicana Yamasa viso, piloto and San Vicente ligero along with Nicaraguan ligero from Esteli and visos from Condega. On paper this is a big step up in body in comparison to the Avo Syncro Nicaragua but we’ll have to see how it pans out. Unlike the Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata is offered in standard round formats (The Avo Syncro Nicaragua featured soft box-pressed formats) and four different sizes: Short Torpedo (4 1/2 x 52), Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 54), and the Special Toro (6 x 60). All sizes come packaged in boxes of 20 and will run between $8.90 and $11.90 a stick. This one was gifted to me by my buddy Jason. Thanks dude!
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000 Clara
Binder: Mexican San Andres Negro
The Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata starts out with a beautiful orangeish/medium brown wrapper which is absolutely as consistent as in color as it gets. The wrapper’s texture is very oily with some slight tooth and an overall delicate feel to it as the wrapper feels very thin. I handle this cigar gently but it does seem very well-packed and I was unable to find any soft spots throughout the cigar’s body leading up to its round rouble cap. The cigar is polished off with the standard Avo band in orange, black, silver, and white with a secondary band with the cigar’s “Fogata” name embossed across the front of it.
The draw on the Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata is incredible. I find that no matter how little I puff on the cigar it pumps out a mouthful of thick, white smoke which quickly dissipates as it hits the air. The cigar gives off little to no stationary smoke as it sits in my ashtray while the burn line is pretty damn wavy leaving behind a flaky mess of medium to dark gray ash. The ash fell all over the place so I recommend being extra careful when smoking this cigar. As I got about halfway into the cigar the burn line began to clean up a bit and I never once had to reach for my torch.
The Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata carries a good amount of the earthy/mossyness that Avo is known for but instead of being on the front of the taste they play a backing roll to the cigars sweetness, honey, cedar, cinnamon, and spice flavors. There was a good amount of pepper at the start of the cigar which isn’t something commonly tied to Avo cigars. After the first few puffs it faded and didn’t really show back up until the very end of the cigar. As the cigar progressed more and more floral and pine flavors peeked their heads through the profile. The Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata carried one hell of a flavor profile.
I was a huge fan of the Avo Syncro Nicaragua and while the Ritmo let me down, the Fogata lifted me right back up. The cigar is complex and flavorful without going overboard in either direction. This is a cigar that you can just light up without having to think about it. You can just site back, relax, and enjoy it. The flavors are bold enough to keep me interested throughout the entire 2 hour experience while the cigar did very little in the nicotine department. While I only smoked one of these and paired this one with water, I could actually see this cigar paired well with an oaked IPA (Think Founder’s Doom or Dogfish Head’s Burton Baton), sweet pale ale, or even a bold cream ale.
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