Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

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1 review for Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

  1. J****

    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

    Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
    Format : Robusto
    Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
    Ring : 50
    Box code : EST OCT 07
    Price : ~$9 each

    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.

    Appearance : [rating:4/5]
    A classy looking cigar with a deep Colorado shade wrapper and a well made triple cap. However, this cigar had an awkward boxpress, which made it seem flatter on one side. It had a toasty tobacco prelight smell.

    Construction : [rating:3/5]
    Strangely enough, this was a tale of two cigars. The first half exhibited a perfect draw and even burn, and even held a long ash. Things went south in the second half though, as it just kept going out. The need for multiple relights caused the burn to stagger at this point.

    Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
    This cigar was very woody at the beginning and developed a distinct floral taste as well about 1/2″ in. The smoke texture was smooth and tasted of white pepper on the finish. It was medium in strength and the flavors stayed consitent from beginning to end. The depth of the flavors was impressive, though I’m not sure how much I liked the combination. I personally found the floral taste to be a turnoff.

    Value : [rating:3.5/5]
    This Short Churchill is pretty much priced right in line with most other Cuban robustos. Of course that price varies greatly from market to market.

    Overall Rating : [rating:3.5/5]
    I found this sample to be an improvement over the previous Short Churchill I had last winter in terms of smoothness and complexity. However, the floral taste seems to be a development of the aging process, as I don’t recall tasting it before. I will probably let them sit another 6 months to a year to see how they change.

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    • D**

      I’m surprised to see all the negatives on this cigar after smoking a few myself. These get better and better if kept at 65% humidity. Simply amazing smoke! Woody, sweet, thick plumes of smoke. This is a rich tasting cuban cigar that is one of my favorites. Not sure where you guys got your stock, but mine were from a 6 month old box purchased from Switzerland. Again, to each his own, but my experience and two friends that have sampled this cigar is very different from you guys. Smoke em if you got em!

    • O*** K*****

      This type its my best one . i enjoy it everyday
      add to teh WIDE ONE.

    • n********

      TAU/Oct 11 box date: Ditto on the review. My first of 15 tubed R&J Wide’s. Nice appearance in spiffy cedar lined tube. Super loose draw which is an immediate indicator to me that disappointent is ahead. Nice burn- went out once. I found it to be a tad harsh and green. No exceptional qualities. This cigar needs age.

    • T*****

      Yet again an R&Y dissapoints me. I’ve smoked 3 now and do not see anything impressive here. An R&Y Yes, A good cuban? No. The whole line of generally available R & Y smokes are not up to par for cubans. The hihger end ones are superb but these are overated.

    • c********

      Très beau Robusto fumé à Cuba la semaine dernière.Meilleur et plus équilibré que le Partagas D No 4 qui à mon sens était plus linéaire que d’habitude.
      Le Roméo est boisé- herbacé mais très équilibré
      et onctueux.Bon jusqu’à la finale.
      Excellent rapport qualité-prix à 6.20 CUC (Tubos)

    • C**** M*

      Another nice review! Thanks for the info.!

    • M*

      I was so very disappointed in these. I was super excited to try these because I absolutely loved the normal sized churchills. They were a bit harsh in my opinion. They tasted really green and maybe the problem was that they needed to sit for longer than they did, 7 months or so.

    • D****

      Same opinion as Inspector here, floral = RyJ in general though. I tend to like it.

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      I reviewed this cigar 2 years ago and came to the conclusion – not a robusto I’d smoke on a regular basis.

      My review:

    • K********

      Great review. Doesn’t sound like something I’d be interested in them though.

    • H*********

      I’ve got a few of these left from a box I got in Zurich. A little on the pricy side for a stick of this quality, but normal for Cubans.

      I also found they need to lay down for a while…Cuban tobacco just isn’t aged like the NCs I enjoy.

      3-3.5 Stars is what I would give this also – great review!

    • S****** P

      Good review and great descriptions.

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 4 7/8
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made