Monday, March 28, 2011

Cigar Review : Ramon Allones Small Club Coronas


Can't remember when was the last time I ever did a cigar review. It has been a long overdue entry as I haven't been drawing for a long long time. Probably because my parents didn't like it and they said it paint a bad picture of me. Oh well, parents are never satisfy with whatever we do. But then again, I enjoy having a good smoke once in a blue moon and so far, this is going to be my 3rd cigar of the year!

Ramón Allones is a premium Cuban cigar produced on the island of Cuba for Habanos SA and another factory in Honduras producing for General Cigar Company. This is also one of the very firsts cigar brands to utilise colourful lithographs for its cigar box art. The brand has changed a few hands and finally it belongs to the Cifuentes family. Production was moved to the famous Partagas factory and the Ramon Allones are still made in that factory until today.

Picture taken from friend's Cigar Blog

There are many reasons why I fall easily in love with a Ramon Allones Small Club Corona. First of all, it's not easy to find some of these cigars as they are made in small quantity. I got my box all the way from Dubai when I visited the city 2 years ago. With a length of just 11cm or 4.3inches and a ring of 42 (refer to ring guide here), it's possibly one of the best "small" cigars around!




This is a medium-bodied cigar with rich wood and coffee flavours. You can already feel the flavours from the first few draws. The cigar improves as you go along and it's ashes were even and it draws very smoothly. As you go along, you might experience some hints of herbs, spices and a little peppery notes. As you draw nearer to the last inch, the flavours get more intense and you might get some chocolatey notes as well.

Definitely a graceful cigar that makes you go Ooh-la-la....

Although this is no cigar for mornings, it actually make a very good evening smoke. It takes about 30 minutes to smoke this small guy which makes it a good quick format for those who doesn't have the whole night.

It might be just a small guy, but it was truly satisfying! Good things need not come in big packages... *wink*


9 comments:

Sean said...

Gosh, the description for the cigar almost sounds like a red wine! Definitely delicious then :D

eiling lim said...

Sean: Yeah and just like wine, they are layers of flavours from the first draw to the last.

Anonymous said...

this is truly erotic description. good job!---> 'It might be just a small guy, but it was truly satisfying!'

suituapui said...

Not into cigars...

Anonymous said...

I like the Small Club as well but just dont get the Specially Selected. Cant wait for your write up on Manila cuz im goin next week. So please give me some travelling tips there.

Zain

Huai Bin said...

It looks like a lovely cigar! I haven't had cigars in a long time. This looks very promising - 30 minutes is very practical, unlike some of the larger ones which would require you to make time to really enjoy it. :)

eiling lim said...

Anon: It's the best way to describe it.

STP: I know...

Zain: With the rate I'm going, maybe by the time I post them, you're already in Manila! Visit Green Belt for all the restaurants & shopping.

Huai Bin: Hmm... but I thought you don't smoke cigars!

little cigars said...

When you buy the cigars online, there is no question of limited stock, unavailability of the brand, high prices and taxes. As buying cigars online, gives you the opportunity of enjoying great discounts as they are tax and duty free.

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