Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos

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1 review for Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos

  1. Ray_I

    Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos

    Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
    Format : Sports
    Size : 117 x 13.89 mm (4 3/5 x 34)
    Box code : PBS SEP 08
    Price : $2.40 each

    Today, Ray_I reviews a cheap machine-made Cuban, Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos. Enjoy!

    My BOTL, you know how it is, the seductive siren song of the Cuban cigar. How many times have you had friends over and there is that one guy… that guy who doesn’t smoke much but “just has to try a Cuban”, the guy who wears you out till relenting you part with one of your favorite sticks only to see him smoke only half of it… a travesty… that is the journey that led me to the Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos at as low as $60 for a box of twenty five; I thought, what the heck, maybe this is how I can smoke a Cuban cigar everyday.

    Appearance & Construction : [rating:3/5]
    Rough, if I didn’t know these where machine made I would think these were “Practice Rolls”. Lots of little imperfections here and there but no soft spots.

    Flavor : [rating:3/5]
    Now this is where it counts right? Prelight is slightly salty and nutty flavored. After lighting it seems to be typical flavors of the Romeo y Julieta brand, cedar and toasted nuts layered with herbal undertones. Some complain of a tight draw; I have smoked 7 or 8 of these and have yet to encounter any issue. Burns straight and the ash lasts about an inch before falling. I wouldn’t call this cigar light and I wouldn’t classify it medium, the fact that the pepper comes on so late in the cigar fools the senses. Of course, only lasting 20 minutes means it’s over way too soon. This isn’t a complex cigar by any means but it does have enough variation in its short smoke time to be satisfying.

    Value : [rating:5/5]
    Great value, as a quick everyday smoke, the Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos has been a great find; I have ordered 4 boxes and enjoy the consistency of this little cigar. As for its original intended purpose, anyone I have shared one with has been happy, making the Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos perfect introductory cigar.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4/5]
    This is a good cigar at anytime of day… for a quick 20 minute holiday pick up a box… or don’t – more for me! Viva la Revolucion, Cubans EVERY DAY!!!

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    • Beneluxor

      Agree these are decent value in a Cuban. The two of these that I have smoked were quite nice-looking, one of them tho indeed a bit of a tight draw, benefited from a poke with a cigar-piercing tool (at times handy for 40-ring-gauge & under Cubans). Amongst RyJ sticks I might prefer the slightly longer & wider 125mm x 39 ring gauge Belvederes at around the same price point.

    • Philoveritas

      A good buddy brought me back a box of these and he got them for Cuban price. The top layer of the box was nice, I was blown away they were exquisitely flavourful for a slim stick. The bottom layer had some bad rolls but only 4-5 duds out of the 25. The sports largo is just a more masculine sounding name to a format usually marketed to women smokers. Like the reviewer, I also have dreams of stockpiling these for an everyday smoke.

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 4 5/8
Ring Gauge 35
Vitola Short Panatela
Construction Hand Made