Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Robusto
Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Box code : April 2012
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9 each
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Please welcome DrFever, our newest contributor. He starts with a review of the Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill, a well-known Cuban robusto.

This Cuban cigar comes in at just under 5 inches in length (4.8” to be exact) with a ring gauge of 50. One of my preferred cigar sizes.

This particular sample came from one of my 25 count boxes with a box code of April 2012. It is a fairly young cigar but I have found that these cigars do smoke well fairly young. I have been smoking these cigars since 2007, a year after their official 2006 release. In the past I have picked up some single tubes of these but this box was brought back to me by a vacationing neighbour while travelling to Cuba.

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Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales

Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Churchill
Size : 47 x 178 (7.0")
Box code : 1998
Discontinued : 2002
Hand-Made
Price : N/A
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Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales is an early 1970’s release discontinued in 2002. This was a gift from a fellow aficionado at the last Montreal Winter Herf that we help running. Let me say this right off the bat, I don’t like Romeo y Julieta as a marca. I didn’t try every one of them but I have no plans to do so. A cigar that’s 14 years old deserves a try though so here are my thoughts in a more condensed format than usual.

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Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos

Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Sports
Size : 117 x 13.89 mm (4 3/5 x 34)
Box code : PBS SEP 08
Machine-Made
Price : $2.40 each
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Today, Ray_I reviews a cheap machine-made Cuban, Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos. Enjoy!

My BOTL, you know how it is, the seductive siren song of the Cuban cigar. How many times have you had friends over and there is that one guy… that guy who doesn’t smoke much but “just has to try a Cuban”, the guy who wears you out till relenting you part with one of your favorite sticks only to see him smoke only half of it… a travesty… that is the journey that led me to the Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos at as low as $60 for a box of twenty five; I thought, what the heck, maybe this is how I can smoke a Cuban cigar everyday.

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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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