Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Ramon AllonesOrigin : Cuba
Format : Robusto
Size : 124 x 19.84 mm (4 7/8 x 50)
Ring : 50
Weight : 11.66 g
Box code : POS MAR 07
Price : $230 for a box of 25

The Ramon Allones Specially Selected (RASS) is a popular Cuban robusto that has a pretty loyal following and you can count me among them. This is a cigar I’ve enjoyed for a while now and thought it was time for a formal review. This cigar is available in dress boxes of 25 and cabinets of 50.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★½☆
Not a very luxurious looking cigar with a lumpy feel, some large veins, and a green water spot on its cap. The colorado shade wrapper was well applied though, and this RASS had a nice box pressed shape. This cigar had an inviting sweet tobacco prelight smell.

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
This robusto had a perfect draw and a fairly even burn. The ash held very well and this cigar required no relights.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
This RASS was toasty upon lighting then gave way to a heavy dried fruit taste, particularly dark cherries. The smoke produced by this cigar was so dense it almost seemed syrupy, and was medium in strength. It was a little unrefined in the 1st half, but smoothed out nicely in the 2nd with the flavors becoming more mellow, yet still very present. This cigar is unique in that it had a fruity taste without being sweet, and the taste of dried fruit remained on this cigar’s long finish. I wouldn’t say this cigar was real complex, but the sheer depth of its flavor was amazing. The flavor profile remained consistent from beginning to end.

Value : Rating: ★★★★★
This cigar is priced very reasonably compared to other Cuban robustos. It has been a consistent smoke for me in terms of construction quality and taste.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★½
This is just a great cigar at a great price. Its flavors are in your face and to the point making it a good cigar for beginners as well. Also, I sense excellent aging potential in the box that I have and am looking forward to tasting them with 2-3 years more age. If you’ve never had one and get the chance try one. The RASS has become a staple in my humidor and is a no-brainer box buy.

6 Comments on “Ramon Allones Specially Selected”

  1. Alexandre says:

    My favorite cuban cigar!

  2. Adam Hughes says:

    I picked up a few of these last summer, and I haven’t had a chance to get around to smoking them. But after reading this review I now feel compelled too. If age is good for these smokes the last year or so should show.

  3. Great review, This stick is a favorite of mine. It ranks among my Top 5. This is a cigar that gets more and more stellar the more age it has. I still have a few from an ’05 box that are smoking like they were made from a piece of heaven.

  4. Matt said it all. One of the best. Always a staple in my house…electricity, running water, and these.

  5. Great robusto,maybe the best.I don’t like robusto size,but i love this puro.an “old style” gorgeous puro,realy taste of first quality tabaco and nothing else,never find a medium or bad box.Top of the top

  6. A fantastic cigar … Consistency is the name of the game with this cigar and one that should be a staple in any well stocked humidor.

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