Romeo y Julieta No.
Size: 4.50 X 44
Romeo y Julieta cigars were created in 1875 by Inocencio
Àlvarez and Manín Garcia but it was not
until a Spanish emigrante, Fernández Rodríguez,
bought the brand in 1903 that their popularity became
truly global. Rodríguez, nick-name Pepín,
was a lively character who never missed an opportunity
to promote his cigars. Amongst other exploits he bought
a racehorse, named it Julieta and entered it into the
grand race meetings of Europe. Other ideas included a
cigar shop in the hotel Capulet de Verona, the setting
of Shakespeares play and from which location unsuspecting
tourists were offered a complimentary cigar. Romeo y Julieta
cigars are also credited with having introduced the Churchill
cigar shape in honour of Great Britain's wartime leader
who visited the Habana factory in 1946. There is an apocryphal
story that Sir Winston Churchill used to insert a straightened
paper-clip into his cigar during important meetings with
foreign heads of state. His often unpleasant and hostile
guests became fascinated with the ever-lengthening body
of unfallen ash and had their minds diverted from the
delicate negotiations at hand. We do not suggest you try
this trick at home. Oh well, go on then...
Reviewed by: Will Copeland
Date: January 2005
These smell great when you open the tube; rich and tangy,
really vegetal or earthy. The first few puffs were quite
mellow but it got stronger quite quickly. Good flavour,
plenty of body and a feeling of satisfaction when I\'d
finished. The only negative was that the last inch or
so was a bit tarry and strangely tasted a little like
a re-lit cigar.
Really good smoke.
Reviewed by: MrChef
Date: June 2004
A classic Cuban in a non-classical way. Everything about
the looks of this cigar IS classically Cuban. Solid construction
although a little rough. It’s not the prettiest
cigar in the world. But as they say, don’t judge
a book by its cover.
The preburn aroma tells you that what you have in your
hand is a genuine Cuban classic. It’s rich and earthy
and pure tobacco.
Upon lighting up this particular stick started out a
little bitter, which was quite a surprise to me but happily
within the first five minutes it settled into a very fine
smooth smoke. Now the really UNclassic part for me was
how mild this cigar was. I’ve smoked plenty of Cuban
cigars and most of them start on the strong side of medium
and get even stronger from there. But this little baby
was quite different. Except for the initial couple of
minutes this thing was more on the mild side of medium,
and even for a smaller stick it burned relatively cool
all the way down. The burn by the way was smooth and even.
The ash solid and white and the taste was pure tobacco
pleasure. I also am becoming more partial to tubed cigars
these days….they are just easier to carry around
with out too much fuss.
I’ve look around and Pablamos
Cigars out of Spain seems to be one of the best places
to pick these things up. You can read more about Pablamos
Cigars on our Affiliates Page.
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