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Who is Ramon Bueso?
A few years ago, that question rung across the halls of CIGARfest as enthusiast after enthusiast frantically scrambled to get their hands on the hottest, newest, boutique release. The cigar that caused all the pandemonium — Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project. An ultra-smooth, ultra-savory blend that introduced the world to the legend of the Bueso name, this cigar started a trend of fantastic releases from Ramon. Today, we're proud to present his newest blend, one that's destined to be a national treasure in humidors the world over: Ramon Bueso Exclusivo.
While the Bueso brand has only been around for a few years, Ramon himself has spent decades honing his craft in the world's most illustrious cigar factories. And that skill is fully utilized in making Exclusivo. A gorgeous, Connecticut wrapper hugs Nicaraguan long-fillers to deliver a creamy and slightly peppery profile that'll be sure to wake you up. As the cigar progresses, slight notes of coffee and cedar join the mix. Full in flavor, but not in body, Exclusivo is deserving of a look from even the most grizzled cigar veteran. Quite simply, this is a perfect mellow cigar. Don't hesitate.
For a limited time, grab a Ramon Bueso Olancho Vintage Robusto 10-Pack (worth $80) for just $5 more when you buy any qualifying box of Ramon Bueso cigars!
Dare I say, crowning achievement?
Although it’s only been a few years since Ramon Bueso’s first project, it feels like I’ve been waiting for decades. I, like many of you, am a huge fan of Bueso’s other blends. Genesis is still in my regular rotation, and there are few things finer than an Odyssey paired with a hot mug of coffee. But I’m greedy, and I want more. Well, finally, that wait is over. Ramon Bueso Olancho Vintage is here, and burning one of these feels like coming home from a long trip.
This is the cigar that Ramon always wanted to make, and his passion really shines through. All of the tobaccos in this blend are absolutely flawless, aged, handpicked leaves, with each cigar receiving personalized attention and care. So what's in this recipe? We've got an aged 2005 binder leaf from Talanga Valley, and a wide variety of long-filler leaves including selections from 2008 Nicaraguan Esteli, 2010 Honduras La Entrada, 2008 Honduran Jamastran, and 2003 Honduras Olancho. On top of all of that, the wrapper is a Colorado Oscuro Olancho, grown exclusively for this cigar. These leaves were purposefully fermented for a shorter amount of time than industry standard, and the experiment paid off with an absolutely unique flavor unlike any other cigar on the market.
Lighting this one up, I find a medium to full-bodied blend with blasts of earth, spice, leather, and cedar in a harmony that feels different than anything I’ve burnt before. Each cigar this guy puts out tastes better than the last, and with Olancho Vintage, we’re seeing Ramon’s finest work to date. I’d easily recommend this cigar to any enthusiast. Stock up, because with the rarity of these fine leaves, this is one limited release you absolutely don’t want to miss out on.