Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Torpedo - 2021 #22 Cigar of the Year

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Selected by Cigar Aficionado 2021 #22 Cigar Of The Year – Rated 92

Ramon Allones Torpedo by AJ Fernandez is the cigar that AJ Fernandez considers to be his crowning achievement. The Ramon Allones name has significant meaning to Fernandez, as it was one of his father’s favorite cigar brands as he was growing up in Cuba. Fast forward to modern times and Ramon Allones has come to be just another Cuban heritage brand that has fallen by the wayside and been all but wiped completely off the map. That is until AJ Fernandez stepped up to the plate! In 2017, the brand was completely taken over by AJ Fernandez and his world-famous team—production, sales, and marketing. Quite the bold move to say the least, but if there is anyone on the planet that could give new life to the Ramon Allones name, AJ Fernandez is just the man for the job. The blend is nothing short of exquisite, as the Nicaraguan-made masterpiece features an all-Nicaraguan filler and binder blend including aged exotic leaves from some of Nicaragua’s most fertile growing regions. The wrapper is a dark, oily, heavily-aged and expertly selected Habano Oscuro leaf from Ecuador. Did this recipe have what it took to bring the Ramon Allones name back to life? Well, we can let the prompt trio of 92 ratings in Cigar Aficionado do the talking. Let the connoisseurs rejoice!


The cigars themselves are individual works of art. From the oily chocolate-brown wrapper leaf to the seamless roll and the firm, uniform pack, it takes no genius to know these sticks are the real deal. The packaging is equally impressive, the bands taking a modern twist on a classic Cuban style design and the luxuriously refined, fancifully decorated cedar chests resembling somewhat of a kingdom treasure. Each cigar is constructed to the highest standards, the production closely monitored by AJ Fernandez himself. The draw is easy and hugely productive, the burn is precise, and the ash holds tight. Voluminous clouds of thick blue smoke produce an intense explosion of white pepper and cedar from the first light. Soon, chocolate, earthy tobacco, and distinct sweetness join the party. The finish is thick and heavy, the retrohale is intense, and from light to expiration, Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez is at the crest of full-bodied and full-flavored. Perhaps this can be considered the first true “powerhouse cigar” produced by AJ Fernandez. However, despite its brute strength, Ramon Allones is never hot, harsh, or remotely unbalanced. Each puff is equally as flavorful as the previous, and there truly is never a dull moment with this masterful production.


It is easy to see how the rave reviews and high ratings emerged so quickly. Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez is simply what this industry has so desperately needed in recent years: an extremely high-end powerhouse cigar blended by and for the most discriminating aficionados and built to satisfy those who love rich, full-bodied and complex cigars. Beginners need not apply, as Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez is made specially, particularly, and exclusively for those aforementioned individuals who take cigar smoking so seriously that they willingly wait for years for such an amazing offering as this. The Torpedo is made for fans of figurados in search of a better feel in the mouth. At 6 ½” x 54, this cigar is not for the faint of heart. Expect intense, concentrated flavor and an eventful, lengthy burn time. Ramon Allones pairs well with scotch, tawny port, full-bodied beer, or even black coffee and should, as any full-bodied cigar, be enjoyed on a full stomach. AJ Fernandez has given new life, so to speak, to many Cuban heritage brands in recent years, but Ramon Allones is most definitely something more. Some would compare it to a modern take on cigars such as Arturo Fuente Opus X, Ashton VSG, or Padron 1926. It is safe to say that Ramon Allones is back, better than ever, and (hopefully) here to stay! If you are a true cigar connoisseur and want to experience one of the most incredible new cigars in recent history, Ramon Allones Torpedo by AJ Fernandez is a not simply a recommendation, it’s a must-try.

Additional Information
Strength ●●●●○ Medium-Full
Brand Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez
Size 6 1/2 x 54
Wrapper Medio Tiempo
Binder Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler Nicaraguan
Origin Nicaragua
Shape Torpedo
Rating filter N/A


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