Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

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    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

    Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
    Format : Robusto
    Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
    Ring : 50
    Weight : N/A
    Price : 8.80€ each

    In my neverending quest to find the best robusto ever, I have decided to give Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills a try. Recently appeared on the market, I’ve heard rumors that this cigar was exceptionally interesting. However, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

    Appearance : [rating:3.5/5]
    I noticed that the wrapper was a little bit rough to the touch, although it had a beautiful almost-maduro color. The double band looks beautiful, but mine was a little bit torn (see picture below); the torcedore must have been less careful than usually.

    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills
    Construction : [rating:3.5/5]
    Not too impressed with the construction either. In spite of a good draw and lovely amounts of smoke, the Short Churchill didn’t feel right, probably because of the first bad impression I had when I noticed the wrapper’s imperfection. I had to relight it twice and I think this should not happen to a cigar in this price range.

    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

    Flavor : [rating:4/5]
    The first third is very grassy and herbaceous with noticeable amounts of woody scents. Somewhere in the middle, the cigar gets remarkably spicy but the spice completely disappears in the beginning of the last third, replaced by strong earthy notes that are present until the very end. Again, the flavors were probably affected by the fact that the stick went out twice. I guess it would have been more delicate.

    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

    Value : [rating:3/5]
    This is not the most expensive Cuban robusto, all right, but I would expect something better for almost 9 euros.

    Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

    Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
    I smoked this one right after the Ramon Allones Specially Selected to compare and I must admit the RyJ completely lost the challenge. Perhaps it was my particular piece though, so feel free to give it a try (and don’t forget to let me know about the result!).

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    • Frank

      I dont think the reviewer should have given this cigar a rating based on his experience with a faulty cigar. Give the tubo a try and you won’t be disappointed. I have had many of these (in tubes, never in boxes) and I always find a spicy cedar kick in in the first third followed by a mellow woods and earth in the second and last third. This is a very consistent cigar for me and is my favorite cuban robusto (yes, even more so than partagas sd4!). Just the aroma alone makes this cigar worthwhile. Just wish the price wasn’t so high, but hey you’re paying for the name, right?

    • Orion

      Picked up a box dated OCT 2009. An outstanding smoke. Perfect construction, lots of flavor and body. Super smooth with enormous amount of thick smoke. Maybe you just got an off stick.

    • handypilot

      I picked up a box of these going through Zurich one day. I have to say that for the price it isn’t that good of a cigar. I wouldn’t ever turn these down and might buy them every now and then, but not a regular stock stick. BTW, never dry-box them too long, they taste like cardboard.

    • Caligo

      maybe you haven’t got much luck… i smoked 3 of those and they were very nicely wrapped, the construction was perfect too. about the flavor i agree.

    • k0mmissar

      I smoked a boxload of these, and came off feeling much the same way, but they have been praised so highly and consistently, I thought there was something wrong with *me!*

      They most certainly aren’t a replacement for a proper RyJ Churchill, with very distinctly different flavour. Much less smooth, and certainly more salty and overwhelmingly spicy around the middle.

      The price is right however!

    • Sander_holland

      I didn’t like it much too. Not up to a standard worthy of its price or Cuban descent. i had to relight too, and it didn’t burn equally.
      the aroma wasn’t all that, but that could be a matter of personal taste.
      i had the tube version.

    • Stark

      Very strange. This is actually one of the only RyJ that I always enjoy.. Was it the tubo version? (don’t know if there are other versions though)

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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