Review: Ramon Allones 2010 Canada Gordito de Allones

Each year the regional releases for each Cuban cigar market are looked forward to with anticipation. The Canadian Regional market tends to be one of those high on the list. With extremely high taxes, a cigar needs to be exceptional to play in this market.

It was produced in 2010 in 10 count boxes with 2,500 boxes shipped. For me the 10 count box is an ideal size for the Canadian market. I’m also a big fan of most of the production lines of Ramon Allones.

 

Vitola: Robusto Extra

Size: 5-3/5” x 50 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Cuban

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One per Reviewer

Price Point: $15

Cigar Purchased: Box buy

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

 

 

Overall Cigar Federation Average Review: 90 AKA “Box Split”

“I didn’t find it to be super complex but you won’t care because you’ll be too busy enjoying it.”

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 90 AKA “Box Split”

The nose on this surprises me with a combination of hay and light white pepper. I don’t often get pepper on Cuban cigars so I’m intrigued.

The first third kicks off with that sweet unmistakable Cuban tobacco flavor and some milk chocolate undertones. Wow, we’re really off to the races out of the gate. There is almost a sweet cherry on the retro-hale. Delicious.

The middle third more of the same flavor profile with the addition of dry wood notes mixed in.

The last third has some spices coming through to build on the flavors carried through from 1 and 2.

This is an extremely tasty Canadian regional edition. I didn’t find it to be super complex but you won’t care because you’ll be too busy enjoying it. I’m very glad I went in a group box buy for this. A fantastic addition to the Canadian regional line-up. I really appreciate the 10 count boxes because you don’t need to invest deeply and can always grab a second box if you fall in love with it.

 

Pairing Recommendation: 

The Glenlivet Nadurra. Full stop. You can thank me later.

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Comment by Charlie on December 2, 2014 at 10:59am

Ramon Allones (imo) has made the best RE cigars over the years. My favorite came in 2009, the RA Petit Unicos, more my size, they have aged well and will be a great smoke years down the road. I have a few singles of the 2010 but the 2009 was a box buy in my book. Perfect construction always helps...


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Comment by Jason Meyers on December 2, 2014 at 11:17pm

Great review. I've been exploring the RA line lately and have been enjoying them very much. One of these days I hope to try some of the regional and special releases.

Comment by Habana Mike on December 4, 2014 at 12:22am

Nice review, I've enjoyed a Gordie or two. Pretty good sized stick.

Think I may have a couple more in the humidor, hope so!

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