I got this classic from Ramon Allones from a Dutch friend when we were smoking in our favorite B&M in Amsterdam, Hartman cigars. This minuto is only 4¼x42 but its reputation is much bigger. Even though I am a Ramon Allones fan, I have never reviewed this cigar so it is time to change that.
The cigar is box pressed and the medium brown and medium oily wrapper has one big vein running over it. The color of the wrapper goes great with the brown in the band. The cigar feels silky and well constructed. The predraw is fine but tasteless. The cigar has a mild hay smell.
I taste some earth, quite full flavored and that’s about it. The cigar starts very one dimensional and only after ⅓ it gets a little spicy.
After ⅔ the cigar gets some pepper with the earth and I also discover some leather, but a spicy earth flavor remains dominant. Near the end I also taste some herbs.
The smoke time of this small cigar is about 45 minutes. The draw was good and I got a lot of smoke. The burn was crooked. The compact and firm ash is light colored, almost white. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes.
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10