November 13, 2007
Origin : Cuba
Format : Robusto
Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : 11.66 g
Price : 9.50€ each
This was the very first Ramon Allones that I tried and it was a very pleasurable experience. Being a fan of Robustos, I was browsing some cigar ratings and noticed that Specially Selected was rated high. Since I managed to find some in my cigar shop, I decided to give it a proper review.
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
The appearance is flawless, it is, in my humble opinion, how a good Robusto should look. Very carefully wrapped (amazing chocoloate color), smooth and beautiful. The band, red and gold, is also very neat.
Construction : [rating:5/5]
Superbly constructed, Ramon Allones Specially Selected had a perfect draw all the long and brought me generous clouds of white smoke. The burn was rather fast and steady.
Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
The beginning is all cedar and mocca, with frequent hints of black pepper. In the second third, all the spice disappears and the flavors become creamier, reminding me of coffee with milk. The last third brings mildness, it’s as if some sugar was added to the cup of coffee. Soothing. Do not smoke it to the nub, when you feel it is time to put it down, better do it.
Value : [rating:4.5/5]
That’s just the price you pay to get a high-quality Cuban Robusto.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall]
Honestly, I am very happy to have discovered this brand. I will make sure to try other cigars from their catalogue (there are not many anyway). Comparing Specially Selected to other cigars of the same format I smoked, I can say that it is one of the best, along with Partagas Serie D No. 4. Furthermore, I am fairly sure that this stogie is more suitable for beginners, since its flavors are somewhat less complex.
October 17, 2012
This was a smooth mother….(shut your mouth)! I’m just saying, I enjoyed the stick from start to finish.
December 15, 2009
Thanks for the review. My cigar shop has them on sale, and I was not sure if I should buy. I’m doing so right now!!
May 1, 2008
Honest & discrete, an involving cigar alike a “love story”.
Hope it never ends, but like any love story, to an end it’ll come.
A 5 stars preferentially robustos cigar.
January 23, 2008
I definitely agree with you. Very surprising – who would have thought 5 years ago – I remember one friend giving me this one to try and it was almost unsmokeable. Today, these Ramons are quickly becoming a reference.
November 15, 2007
One of the prettiest cigars i’ve ever seen. Nothing fake about it, just a good cigar with a bold appearance and a stout flavor. Didn’t feel all that sturdy, but it sure did smoke good.
November 15, 2007
I gotta say I wasnt overly fond of the appearance, but it sure made up for it in the smoke. Spicy and sweet, like I like ’em
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