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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Another day and another cigar this time coming from the Duke of Wellington just off Sloane Square. Today I am smoking for the first time the #ramonallones Specially Selected. As a big fan of the RA No. 3 I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to try this cigar - though it has also set the bar high as I very much enjoyed that cigar - in fact I bought 2 boxes off the back of that smoke. The Specially selected is a classic Robusto size - 50 ring gauge by just under 5 inches. The smell of this cigar is classic “cigar”, lovely and intense. Surprisingly the first third was quite mellow and creamy though there was a kick to it when drawing some smoke into the pallet showing that this cigar will only get better with age. Into the final third there was a build up in intensity however it never felt overpowering or peppery. The woody notes certainly came forward which did leave a strong after taste though not as satisfying a taste as the No. 3. For those who follow my regular reviews this cigar definitely won’t form part of my morning roster… but it definitely is the perfect after dinner cigar so I will be making the investment to buy a Cab!

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Very aromatic throughout the smoke, this RAMÓN ALLONES is an excellent Havana cigar that is easy to smoke for any aficionado, no matter how experienced they are. With clearly differentiated nuances and a good evolution, it is a cigar to keep in the humidor on a regular basis.

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My first Specially Selected. A thoroughly satisfying and flavourful cigar. Rich, complex, woody. Perfect after dinner, which was when I enjoyed mine.

Despite its reputation for strength, it didn’t feel overpowering and to be honest, I was much more focused on enjoying the wonderful flavours it was delivering.

No doubt I’ll come back to this one again.

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If you want a nicotine rush in short time, then Specially Selected is your choice
This cigar is bold, full body
If you squeeze the cigar you will notice that it is hard, however it has smooth burn and smoke
It is well constructed
This cigar it is one of Habanos Iconic cigar
It is better paired with something strong

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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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