Romeo y Julieta Cazadores (1998)

Romeo y Julieta Cazadores (1998)

Romeo y JulietaOrigin : Cuba
Format : Corona Grande
Size : 6.375 x 43 (162 x 17.46 mm)
Year : 1998
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7-10 each
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Summer has never been complete for me without the presence of a glowing campfire. Maybe that explains my affinity to cigars as well but I digress. Recently, the wife, in-laws and I decided to have the 2010 summer initiation of their fire pit. After getting it cleaned, lit and stabilized I found myself fully relaxed, tranquilly looking out across a golden field behind their home. Deciding that it was the perfect setting for a special cigar I opened my humidor and set eyes upon a gift from a fellow BOTL and my next adventure; a 1998 Romeo y Julieta Cazadores.

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Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Robusto
Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Box code : EST OCT 07
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9 each
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I have been sitting on a 10 ct. box of these Short Churchills for over a year now. They tasted young and rather unimpressive to me when I first got them, so I gave them a little rest before this recent revisit.

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Romeo y Julieta Duke 2009 Limited Edition

Romeo y Julieta Duke 2009 Limited Edition

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 140 x 21.43 mm (5.5 x 54)
Ring : 54
Hand-Made
Price : ~13€ each
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Romeo y Julieta Duke is the biggest of 2009 edicion limitadas. It is a 5.5 x 54 grand robusto, slightly shorter than Montecristo Sublimes that I recently reviewed. This is not the first limited edition from the brand, far from that - Romeo y Julieta have released 7 LEs (more than any other brand), including this one. I cannot say anything about the older releases, but the most recent Escudo seems to be a decent smoke. I smoked two cigars for this review and they were pretty consistent in terms of flavor and construction.

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Cheap Smoke: Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs

Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs

Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 5.1 x 42
Price : ~$4.00
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Handmade since 2002, the Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs is another decent Cuban cheapie. Satisfying aesthetically-wise, these cigars provide a consistent construction (at least in boxes from 2007 and 2008). Upon lighting, one can find typical R&J flavors, which are floral and cedary. The smoke is medium-bodied and never aggressive. At $4 per stick, that's a good buy.

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Romeo y Julieta Churchill Tubo

Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Churchill
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$16 each
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In this age of short stubby stogies, the Romeo y Julieta Churchill is a very impressive cigar. It also comes with a lot of background, having been the preferred cigar of Sir Winston Churchill. Bringing this cigar to your mouth one gets a sense of history, brought out by its classical length. I paired this cigar with filtered water, Gotan Project's 'Lunatico' and Peter Gabriel's 'Last Temptation'.

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Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe #3

Romeo y Julieta Cedros Deluxe #3

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Petit Corona (Mareva)
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8,46 g
Box code : GEA OCT 07
Hand-Made
Price : ~7€ each
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Romeo y Julieta is a brand that never managed to impress me. Along with Cohiba, it is often mentioned by people who never smoke when they are asked about cigars. Cohiba, despite its higher price, deserves the recognition it has. Romeo y Julieta, on the other hand, is IMO a middling Cuban brand as even the Short Churchills which received a lot of praise didn't do it for me. This review is for the Cedros de Luxe #3, a petit corona that is, as I just said, quite an average cigar.

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Romeo y Julieta Escudos 2007 Limited Edition

Romeo y Julieta Escudos 2007 Limited Edition

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Grand Robusto (Gordito)
Size : 141 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : 11.66 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15 each
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Romeo y Julieta Escudos are only available in the 2007 limited edition. In Spanish, escudo means shield or arms and there is not much information about this cigar. We only know that the tobacco leaves for the wrapper, binder and filler have been aged for at least 2 years. The factory name, gordito, is simply a longer robusto.

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Romeo y Julieta No. 2 (Tubo)

Romeo y Julieta No. 2 (Tubo)

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8,46 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~5€ each
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I am having some tough luck with petit coronas recently. First, the disappointing RASCC and now the pale and hardly memorable Romeo y Julieta No. 2. Not to mention that one of the cigars was moldy. I guess it's time to get back to my beloved robustos...

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