Ramon Allónes Specially Selected, Cuban Cigar Information
One of the most consistent and popular Cuban Robustos in regular production. Launched in 1980, the Specially Selected contains all the hallmarks of the brand - stewed fruit, honey all balanced in a complex smoke.
Specially Selected in cabinets of fifty are usually difficult to source yet are well worth time tracking down.
Italian Exclusive 2014 Ramon Allónes Specially Selected Ceramic Jar
In July 2014 Diadema, the Italian distributor for Cuban Cigars released an exclusive, Ramon Allónes ceramic jar limited to three hundred units. Each jar stores twenty five Specially Selected robustos. On launch, each jar was for retail at €400.
My view on the Ramon Allónes Specially Selected
One of my favourite Robustos, the Specially Selected has so many things going for it. Firstly, the Cigar oozes all the dark , stewed fruit, tobacco notes for what the Ramon Allónes brand is all about. Secondly, the Specially Selected is very reasonably priced compared to other Robustos and Hermosos No. 4 sized cigars. For the price, the cigar punches above it's weight. Third and finally, there is plenty of scope for ageing. After three to five years, the rough edges drift to the wayside, with the dark stewed fruit notes settling down into a more softer, creamier composition.
Reviews from the Internet
The Ramon Allónes Specially Selected is one of the most reviewed Cuban cigars on the Internet due to it's price point and being relatively easy to obtain.
The popular cigar news and reviews site Cigar Inspector has to date three separate Specially Selected reviews, spanning over several years:
Along with a large selection of written reviews, there's plenty of YouTube videos to watch also: