Ramon Allones Gigantes

Ramon Allones Gigantes
Ramon Allones is one of Cuba’s older brands, dating back more than 150 years. The sizes in the brand have been culled down to three, not counting this special release and Regional Edition sizes (eg Lebanon). That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Smaller production means all Ramon Allones cigars are made in once place, the Partagas factory in Havana. (Many of Cuba’s bigger brands are made in various factories.)
“It’s a connoisseur’s brand,” says Ajay Patel of La Casa del Habano in Teddington, England, the United Kingdom’s sole Casa del Habano. “The guys who know cigars, they’ll go for that.”
Ramon Allones’ three standard sizes are very high quality. In a vertical brand tasting of Ramon Allones published in the April 27 Cigar Insider, the trio of core Ramon Allones cigars all scored in the 90s, with a 92 point showing for the Ramon Allones Gigante, a double corona (or prominente) and the Specially Selected (a robusto).
The Ramon Allones Gigantes is filled with a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone, characterised by their intense and complex taste.
There are a few things to expect when we are smoking a Ramón Allones blend: a fairly complex profile with some nice sweetness that may take a number of different forms, flavors of leather, cedar, hay and earth and a bit more strength than the vast majority of the brands in Habanos’ porfolio. However an unpleasant bitterness finish at the start of the first third can affect a bit the overall enjoyment of the cigar. But the complexity and balance are among the better Cuban cigars I have smoked, with no technical issues whatsoever.
Information/facts
Brand/Merk
Ramon Alones
Wrapper/Dekblad
Cuba
Shape/Vorm
Round
Serie
Gigantes
Filler/Binnengoed
Cuba
Taste/Kruidigheid
mild
Origine
Cuba (Habanos SA)
Binder/Omblad
Cuba
Aroma
Nutty and earthy from the first puff, the cigar becomes stronger and more complex with notes of caramel, almonds and a leathery finish.
Smoke time/Rookduur
90 min
Ring
48
Draw/Trekweerstand
Very good
Strength/Sterkte
Light – medium
Length/Lengte (mm)
193.7
Type
Longfiller
Format/Formaat
Prominentes/double corona
Varia
92 points in Cigar Aficionado
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