Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduro
The Romeo name dates back to 1875 Cuba, Romeo y Julieta is one of the most recognizable names in the cigar industry. The Romeo Y Julieta Reserve Maduro features a dark, rich-tasting Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, it has a tasty Nicaraguan binder, and a robust blend of Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Dominican long fillers.
With a dark, rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduros are an excellant complement to the famous Romeo y Julieta line of cigars. This tasty Nicaraguan binder has a bold blend of Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican long fillers to finish out the cigar, creating for a deep, fuller-bodied smoke boasting a lovely aroma and taste.
Brand Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
This maduro offers a deep and dark rich oily wrapper, almost jet black. The toro size is very nice looking, it has a leathery feel with some veins throughout the construction and a toothy look. It looks to be a very strong cigar but it comes in as a medium body. A firm feel and a strong pack.
With Romeo you get quality, this maduro has a nice even burn and draw. Slow and steady it was a solid medium-bodied experience with notes of coffee, leather, cocoa and underlying of lively spice. The finish is long and it will have you wanting more. The heavy earth is there throughout and the nicotine strength can be a bit much for some.
Before the light up
Upon lighting this maduro, you get a wonderful aroma of chocolate, spice and salt. The leather nuances come through when taking a deep breath in.
Draw and Burn
The draw is a but tight to start, the burn is even and the ash is a nice white. It can be a bit difficult. The smoke output is decent, not over the top. Burn is warm and steady, you can sit this cigar down at times up to a couple of mins before picking it back up. It is a slow burner and for me with maduros that is fine in my books.
The start of this maduro is nice, it gives of a sweet chocolaty aroma mixed with a cocoa and spice. The ash is a real nice white color and holds a bit, but flaky. The aromas are wonderful. That earthy maduro flavor comes through and sticks with you. Consistant flavor, not to complex.
The earthyness of this cigar is ever so present, not much changes with this. It is heavy at times especially if you are not used to maduros. It could knock you on your bottom. The nicotine is strong but not heavy. Chocolate and earth, a hint of sweetness. Citrus perhaps. Having a drink on hand will help take away some of that earthy taste.
Now maduros are not for everyone but on a scale of 1 to 5 for strength i give this a 3. The burnline is decent, the cigar is pretty much a full body now. It pairs up well with a dark strong coffee, a beer in a stout form or in this case a rye. I like all of the above . Would i go out and by a box or a handful of these, probably not but i did enjoy it, i didn’t love it but i would keep 1 or 2 to have in the humidor because i like the Romeo line.