Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Churchill
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Hand-Made
Price : ~$19 each in Canada
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The Romeo y Julietta Churchill is as classic as classic gets. It is quite popular amongst occasional and seasoned smokers. A pre-1960 release, it has been in vogue since then. As some of you know, I do not hold the Romeo y Julieta marca in my heart but I was advised by a real hardcore aficionado that the new batches were up to par with the Churchill heyday.

Appearance : ★★★★½
This is a smooth looking wrapper with little to no veins showing. The cigar is soft and the wrapper is very pungent. I can smell sweet and tangy tobacco.

Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Construction : ★★★★☆
The Churchill has a firm touch and seems to be filled perfectly. The foot is nice and tight without looking over-packed. The triple cap is lying neatly and tightly on the head of this cigar.

It gives me a clean punch cut and a great draw with a slight resistance. In my opinion, this is the best draw one can get.

Flavor : ★★★★☆
There are light aromas of tobacco and citrus at cold.

1st third
This is starting very lightly but it is a treat. The smoke seems to be thin in the mouth but it is very tasty. The smoke is also pungent and sweet smelling. There are a lot of sweet flavors. I can taste honey, caramel and some coffee. The after taste is very clean and short. There aren’t any flavors left in mouth. The caramel flavors are really well defined. I am really enjoying this.

2nd third
The second part is very similar to the first one. It changes slightly and adds some toasted bread flavors. The sweet honey/caramel aroma is turning into a strong defined sweet cherry flavor. That’s pretty unexpected but quite good. There is more smoke and still no aftertaste lingering in the mouth. Past the halfway point, I can feel the nicotine build up. The body is light-medium.

3rd third
The sweetness that I tasted on my lips is now leaving. The Churchill stepped up to medium body and you can feel the power building up. I can’t nub this one as it is giving me a lot of nicotine.

Value : ★★★½☆
I think if these were constantly as good as these, they would be worth investing in a few boxes to keep a steady stock of. Their lack of consistency and price point make them of poor value in my eyes. I have limited humidor real estate and these won’t make the cut unless they start being consistent.

Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Overall Rating : ★★★★☆
This particular cigar was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be looking for more new Romeo y Julietta Churchill because they have their place in a regular rotation if they keep this type of quality.

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6 Comments on “Romeo y Julieta Churchill”

  1. Had two R&Js this week. They were supposedly Cubans. Who knows though. THey were pretty tasty, just don’t know if they were authentic. They were brought back to me from London, by my boss. So hopefully they are legit :)

  2. 19$ each in Canada ??? Wow, that’s robbery!

  3. Good review. It’s clear that you got a “good” one. Most of those I’ve smoked have simply been too mild in terms of both strength and flavor. However, at $19, I wouldn’t risk a box — too many clear better cigars at better prices out there.

  4. @B.I.G. Yes indeed and that’s a good price for a retail here.

    @Matthew I totally agree, I had never had one that was this before and I smoke a few from different years. I would buy many others before a box of these.

  5. Pinstripes says:

    I’ve had a few boxes and have always enjoyed them. There have been a few that pretty much tasted the same throughout, but for the most part, it’s my go to Churchill.

  6. This was my very first cuban cigar. I mean this cigar was so beautiful. The flavors was so delicious and delightful. I was a skeptic for cuban cigars until I tasted this smooth and yummy cigar. I would not suggest smoking this on an empty stomache beacuse this cigar crept on me. Take this slow, relax, and enjoy if you can get your hands on this cuban delight. This cigar had a beautiful light wrapper with a lovely gold label. The ash on this cigar sat for long time, what great structure. It was truly a dream.

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