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.

Appearance : ★★½☆☆
The wrapper is Colorado claro. There are a few large veins running all around. It has a few cracks around the band but nothing major. This is not the prettiest kid in school.

Construction : ★★★☆☆
The triple cap looks spot on and the foot is nice and tight. Clean cut and a perfect draw.

Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales

Flavor : ★★★☆☆
1st Third
This starts off very light body with some tobacco flavor. After just a few moments with this cigar I am presented with some citrus and grapefruit; this is unusual for me but quite pleasant. It`s turning out to be a great reading cigar. The last few bits of this section are showing a hint of ginger.

2nd third
Someone turned this Churchill up a notch, the body just picked up. A lot less citrus and unfortunately blander flavors. A light tangy almost sour taste shows up, maybe some sour bread. Not bad but nothing to wow me.

3rd third
The Romeo starts unravelling but luckily the burn is not affected. Although the base flavors are nice there is no definition like in the first third. It`s like watching a hockey game on regular TV then switch to HD.

Value : ★★½☆☆
I would not buy a box of this. If this cigar performed like the first third all the way through, I would say Whoa! It is just not worth it for me at this point. I would need to find it cheap to pick it up.

Overall Rating : ★★★☆☆
The Prince of Wales underperformed for me. It is good to try a classic cigar but this one clearly wasn’t made for my palate.

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2 Comments on “Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales”

  1. Bespoke lawyer says:

    Great photo! Not clear on your review. Is the idea to tell people what you like or is it to objectively review cigars? Maybe blind-tasting is the only way to eliminate personal bias. Thanks.

  2. You are right. I think blind tasting is the only way to avoid any bias. Usually I try to stay away from those comments but I thought it had to be said to be fair. I have to say that I wanted this cigar to change my mind about it but it didn’t.

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