The Romeo y Julieta Cigars brand was introduced in 1875 in Cuba and quickly became a hit with smokers. It has won several accolades over the years starting in 1885 when the brand was awarded a gold medal. The cigars were developed by Mannin Garcia and Inocencio Alvarez who named the brand for the leads in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy. In 1903, Jose Rodriguez Fernandez took the brand to a higher level after acquiring it from its founders.
The famous Churchill shape was introduced by the Romeo y Julieta Cigars brand. In the early years, some of the cigars were personalized to match the specific needs of the brand’s top customers. The venture continued to flourish long after Jose Rodriguez Fernandez (nicknamed Pepin) passed away in 1954 at the age of 88.
Romeo y Julieta Cigars Review: Top cigars
The brand offers almost two dozen shapes and sizes from which to choose. Each of these premium cigars provides a uniquely exquisite smoking experience. From mild cigars to the full-bodied, smokers are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to the range of flavors and taste.
Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill
The Wide Churchill comes in a wrapper that makes smokers feel like they are about sample a stout cigar. The branded number does live up to expectations with plenty of flavor. It is an affordable hand-made cigar. The draw is practically effortless and it yields columns of smoke with fruity and woody notes. Although its construction does not match some of the premium options offered by Romeo y Julieta, the Wide Churchill excels in taste, which is consistently high quality throughout all thirds.
Romeo y Julieta Capuletos
This hand-made cigar is a medium strength, limited edition that was introduced in 2016. Romeo y Julieta Capuletos have the distinction of being the only sobrasaliente size under the Romeo y Julieta banner. Its stick boasts a distinctively elegant appearance characterized by the dark wrapper. The edition features two bands and it is impressively rolled. Smokers are sure to notice the intricate construction, which is confirmed by the cold draw.
Its notes of cellar wood, sweet spices and leather are characterized by awesome flavor intensity that has a creamy texture. The flavor does strike the senses with an unexpected hint of cocoa and grapefruit skin, which gives the draw somewhat of a bitter taste. The stick burns evenly and the ash retains its shape throughout. Smokers can expect medium smoke and temperature. The flavor profile does change slightly in the second third of the smoke.
Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchill
The Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchill is available in the Petit Robusto size and it was launched in 2012. The cigars have proven a great success ever since their introduction thanks to the near flawless stick appearance and premium flavor. The impressive wrapper adds a touch elegance with its shiny and smooth material. It has a moderate amount of veins while the product’s bunch is consistent and firm.
After lighting the cigar, it starts with rich cream-like flavor with a hint of wood and honey. Its range of flavors are balanced and they can tickle the taste buds of any aficionado.
Romeo y Julieta Belicoso
The Romeo y Julieta Belicoso is a limited edition that was launched in 2005 and it comes in a petit piramide size. The edition’s pre-draw emits woody and butter notes before delivering balanced spicy (black pepper) flavors. As the smoke progresses, one enjoys a tantalizing combination of saltiness and sweetness.
The overall appearance of the Romeo y Julieta Belicoso has a rustic appeal. The cigar’s age undoubtedly contributes to the stick’s quality.