Origin : Cuba
Format : Churchill
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Price : ~$19 each in Canada
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 : Rating:
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.
Construction : Rating:
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 : Rating:
There are light aromas of tobacco and citrus at cold.
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.
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.
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 : Rating:
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.
Overall Rating : 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.