Allones Specially Selected
Ramón Allones / Allones Specially Selected
Length: 4 7/8" | Ring Gauge: 50
Strength: Strong | Vitola: Robustos
£24.60 7% since 1st April 2022
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4.07
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Simply my favorite cigar. Great complexity of taste throughout the smoke with a seamless draw.

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616. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

2021-06-10/ ANDREDIAS95

From my own collection.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy evening, with 18C and 59% air humidity.

Information:
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Origin: Cuba

Factory: Cuba
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Release: 1980s
Availability: Regular Production.

Size: 4.8×50, Robusto.

Wrapper: Hazelnut, smooth with small and protuding veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. It’s naturally box pressed from the box.

Cold draw: Cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a cedar and oakwood combo, coffee beans, walnuts and marzipan sweetness.

2nd third: Hints of black pepper lurks in the background, otherwise it keeps the same.

Burn: Burns fairly even, with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: It returns to the same flavour profile as in the first part.

Duration: 19:55-20:45, 50 min.

Conclusion: A light to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. It’s a solid cigar to enjoy in the afternoon.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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This cigar is one of legends and those who know say it’s the one they would smoke if being about to face the firing squad. Personally I would go for a longer smoke! I also happen not to much love the taste. Is it sour apples: Or damp fruits of some sort? It has a tang to it that can be welcome but I find it hard to place in my smoking line up. Maybe, this cigar was, in its day a different construct and as such the ones I am smoking now are different, since why otherwise would everyone rave about it so much and I would find it a tiny bit of a disappointment?

Put it this way - I would not buy any more, but am happy having the few boxes I do in my keep. I love the Gigantes - which I am told is effectively two RASS stuck together - so this could simply be a case of my palette not responding properly, but that’s how it is.

Let be clear though, this is not a bad cigar at all. It’s well made and often a pleasure but as with some grape varieties in wine, I just don’t yearn for this style.

If you do, then I simply hope you are not smoking it tied to a post, blind folded!

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This was the first cigar I really fell in love with. The size and taste profile has meant it has been a reliable go-to for me. It was the first box of cigars I bought, and I bought it in Havana which always adds some sentimental attachment to the cigar. Also is a terrific cigar to pick out of the humidor and share with someone.

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