Avo Uvezian's 787 Perfecto cigars are made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos and Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed wrappers. The term "Perfecto" refers to the shape of the cigar, which is tapered on both ends. This particular cigar measures 5 7/8 inches in length with a ring gauge of 50. Avo's 787 line of cigars are also available in the Robusto, Toro, and Torpedo sizes and shapes.
The Avo 787 Perfecto started off as a mild-to-medium cigar, which developed into more of a medium-bodied smoke after the first 3/4 inch or so. The taste and aroma were very pleasing, with a nice rich tobacco flavor. The smoke had a mild sweetness, with only hints of other flavors, none of which were very obvious.
Draw and Construction
The Avo 787 Perfecto cigar was very well made, and had an excellent draw with an even burn. Because of the tapered foot on the Perfecto shape, the cigar was very easy to light. As the cigar burned during the first 3/4 inch, the volume of smoke continued to increase with each puff (as the cigar became wider), and the flavor became more pronounced. The cigar took just under an hour to smoke down to two inches remaining, and did not require any relights or touch-ups. Again, the cigar was very well made, and the Perfecto shape provided an added nuance to a most delightful smoking experience.
Well, you may have noticed that I didn't have anything negative to say about the Avo 787 Perfecto, until now. If price was not an object, then these cigars would be one of the most desirable mild-to-medium sticks on the market. However, with a price of $270 for a box of 22 cigars, there are certainly much better values for similar (but not the same) types of cigars at less than half the cost. Even the Robusto size will set you back about $230 per box. Although the cigars are very good, it is hard to recommend paying more than $10 per stick unless a cigar is more medium-to-full bodied and has the smoothest, richest, and best unique tobacco flavors that you can possibly imagine. Good cigars may be an affordable luxury, but price still does matter (at least to most of us).