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The New AVO Syncro Nicaragua Forgata Is Now Global

June, 2017 (Basel, Switzerland) – This second release under the highly-rated Syncro Series, Syncro Nicaragua Fogata, was voted as #3 cigar of the year 2016 by Cigar Snob, and has received numerous, highly acclaimed appraisals, as well as top ratings in prestigious cigar magazines in the USA.

AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata delivers new frontiers in cigar experiences. Pulsing with the rhythm of Nicaragua’s more intense Estelí and Condega tobaccos and composed with the softer, creamier notes of our Dominican grown tobacco, aficionados will savor every note and be delighted by the fusion of wild complexity blended with unprecedented harmony,” said Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

Forgata, meaning bonfire or campfire in Spanish, was a great inspiration for this new cigar. It is one of the favorite settings to share unforgettable and intimate moments closest of friends. With Syncro Nicaragua Fogata, AVO the brand went off the beaten path in search of more intense taste experiences and is proud to now share with cigar aficionados this vibrant new blend in our portfolio. Having savored the spicy, sweet notes from Isla Ometepe, the AVO Syncro Series now ventures deeper into the rugged landscape of Nicaragua – collecting and composing wilder, richer and more intense flavors. Venturing north into the dark, mountainous soils of Nicaragua’s Estelí and Condega regions, our master blenders have captured the strength and spice from this rugged, yet fertile terrain.

THE FOGATA EXPERIENCE: Composed with faraway notes from Ecuador, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and paired with the spicy sweetness of Nicaraguan tobacco, AVO Syncro Fogata is an intense, yet perfectly smooth and balanced cigar. As soon as the flame touches the cigar, one is greeted with a wildly exotic flavor profile, revealing its artful composition from the very first moment. This strong blend tantalizes the palate with its aromas, influenced as they are by the Visus and Ligero filler leaves from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The remarkable and alluring coffee, salt, cedar wood, citrus and sweet flavors complement the overall intensity.

This is your invitation to venture deep into the untamed heart of one of the world’s most celebrated tobacco regions. It is an opportunity to unearth the vibrant spirit that lurks within and synchronize your wilder side with the harmony of AVO, enticing you, to once again, Savour Every Note.

BLEND INFORMATION: Wrapper: Ecuador “Habano 2000 Clara” Binder: Mexico “Negro San Andreas” Fillers: Nicaragua “Estelí Ligero”, “Condega Visus”; Dominican Republic “Yamasá Visus, “Piloto” and “San Vicente Ligero” Formats: Short Torpedo (4½" x 52); Robusto (5" x 50); Toro (6" x 54, available in tubos; Special Toro (6" x 60)

The cigars are offered in 20 wooden boxes and four packs.

LAUNCH AND AVAILABILITY: The AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata cigars are already available in the USA. The products will be shipped to Europe and the rest of the world from May 2017 onwards.

ABOUT AVO CIGARS: AVO Cigars started when the brand's founder, Avo Uvezian, a legendary, world-renowned jazz and cigar composer, met cigar Master Blender Hendrik Kelner in 1982 in the Dominican Republic. A fruitful cooperation between the cigar pianist and cigar composer began to develop, which resulted in the launch of the AVO Classic Series, to almost immediate success. The two creative masters collaborated with one purpose: to help aficionados to “SAVOUR EVERY NOTE” in life through delightful cigars.

MEDIA CONTACT: Oettinger Davidoff AG Melanie Büscher Media Relations & PR Manager Global Marketing & Innovation Hochbergerstrasse 15 CH - 4002 Basel Tel. +41 61 279 36 24

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