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The Simple Joy of Smoking a Romeo y Julieta Cigar

My name is Max and I consider myself a Cigar Aficionado. There are many great pleasures in life but for me nothing quite compares to unwinding with a cigar. It is the fastest way to relax my mind and really enjoy the moment. While I enjoy trying different flavors and types I always seem to come back to the Romeo y Julieta. Even just saying the name has a relaxing effect.

Why cigars? I can’t tell you specifically but I guess it’s the whole process. Admiring my cigars from my wooden cigar humidor, selecting and rolling the cigars around in my fingers while marveling at the craftsmanship. Using my favourite guillotine cutter and making a precision cut then lighting it with my butane torch lighter of the moment. Then taking the first few puffs to really get it cranking.

Why Romeo y Julietas? Maybe because they were the first cigars I tasted? I can’t tell you exactly but I am always drawn to them. They were one of the first brand names in the premium cigars. They have a huge variety available in different shapes and sizes. With a sweet and woody aroma and the draw as smooth as can be, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say they are my favourite.

I had always been curious about smoking cigars after seeing many fine gentlemen seemingly relaxed and well composed. It exudes a sense of class which got me thinking – I want to be like that! Fast forward 15 years, hundreds of cigars and accessories later and I have developed a great taste for the finer things in life.

The following are my thoughts on the ever classic Romeo y Juliet 1875 cigar.

Overall Appearance:  Slightly green in color with viens. Feels good, looks good, smells good.

Base flavors: Notes of cedar wood, pepper and leather.

Filler: Cedar- aged Dominican tobacco

Wrapper: Aromatic shade grown Indonesian wrapper.

Thoughts: Drawing this cigar is soft and smooth. The flavors and aromas are sweet and woody but after some burn time the cigar gives off a tangy flavor. I would say initially the cigar is medium-bodied eventually becoming more tangy almost peppery. Moving forward the tangy flavor becomes more sweet and cedar wood like. The smoke is smooth and the ash burns evenly. If you don’t like sweet cigars then this cigar is a great choice.