Allones Extra; I`ve been waiting a long time for this!

November 23, 2011
This is a first time that a Ramon Allones features in the Edicion Limitada line, and it has just landed in the Greek market. It is exactly as I expected it to be.

Ramon Allones is one of the most historic Cuban brands, but not equally known or popular. Although they haven`t released any new cigars recently, their –relatively small- range includes two of my favourite Habanos, the exquisite Robustos Specially Selected  with an excellent value for money and the imposing Gigantes, possibly the best Double Coronas produced in Cuba. 

Many years ago I wrote that I hoped to some day see a Ramon Allones in the Edicion Limitada line. I felt that their character fits perfectly with the roasted and spicy character that all Edicion Limitadas share.  So, this year it`s their turn, and the Allones Extras are here. It is an enhanced Corona, with the typical 143mm length but slightly larger ring gauge (44 instead of the classic 42). Allones Extra  are impeccably rolled with outstanding draw. Their smoke is powerful, hefty and spicy. The distinctive roasted character harmoniously combines with flavours of black pepper, chocolate and earth.  (Rating: 8,5 / 10).

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0 - 3
Poor
3.5 - 4
Average
4.5
Acceptable
5 - 5.5
Satisfactory
6 - 6.5
Good
7 - 8
Very Good
8.5 - 9
Outstanding
9.5 - 10
Excellent
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