A new line of limited edition cigars from AVO is debuting today, as the AVO Seasons Limited Edition Series 2023 Spring has gone on sale at Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911 stores and other AVO retailers across the country.

The cigar is a a 6 5/8 x 50 diadema vitola, a size that will be used by all four releases in the Seasons series. The blend uses an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper, while the binder and filler come from the Dominican Republic. According to a press release from the company, Dominican San Vicente seco and hybrid 192 visos are in the filler and contribute to an aroma reminiscent of spring, with one of the fillers having been aged for 14 years. The company says the overall profile is marked by flavors of wood, cream and coffee.

Pricing is set at $18 per cigar, an MSRP that all four cigars will come with, and like the upcoming releases, the Spring cigar is limited to 4,000 boxes of 10 cigars.


Next up is the Summer release, which has a blend that uses an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper, Mexican binder and Dominican fillers, one of which has also been aged for 14 years. The company says the profile is vibrant with an intensity level that reflects summer’s ever-present heat.

Fall’s blend uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, while the binder and filler both use Dominican tobacco, and once again some of the filler has been aged for 14 years. The company described the profile as offering complex notes of dried fruits, mixed nuts and sweet spice that get complemented by creaminess.

Finally, the Winter blend is said to offer an herbal and woody profile, with accents of creaminess and baking spices. Its blend features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and Dominican tobaccos for the binder and filler. It also features a filler tobacco that has been aged for 14 years.

“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,” said Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff. “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.”

Images courtesy of Oettinger Davidoff AG.

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