The Romeo y Julieta | 1875 Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan Puro that was shown off at the 2018 IPCPR show. It is rolled at the Plasencia factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
The blend uses all Nicaraguan habano tobacco and comes in four vitolas: Bully (5 x 50) — $6.80, Toro (6 x 50) — $7.10, Churchill (7 x 52) — $7.70, Magnum (6 x 60) — $7.95. All comes in boxes of 25 except the Magnum which is 20.
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
Binder: Nicaragua Habano
Filler: Nicaragua Habano
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Blender: Grupo De Maestros
Number of reviewers: 5 – Diana (ArmyRN) Kevin J. (maninblack77) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Daniel S. (Daniel S.) Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Age: 8 Months
Release Date: July 2018
Contributed by: Altadis USA
“Great looking cigar. Slight oils in the wrapper. A few noticeable veins. No soft spots and solid feel in the hand. Nice cap. Very well constructed.” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)
“I’m really digging the sweet cedar notes of this cigar…there is also a bit of exotic spice that I’m hoping will translate into the flavors throughout the entire smoke.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“From first light throughout the first third I’m getting nice tobacco notes with some hay in the background. White pepper and citrus on the retro. Great burn line with no touch ups needed. Really enjoying it so far. ” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)
“The initial flavors have lived up to the promise of the initial aroma…sweet cedar, and a hint of white pepper spice. The exotic note hasn’t crept into play yet, but there is a hint of leather and some cream as well to round out the initial puffs. A really nice, mild start.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“The second third brought back the graham cracker notes from the beginning and accompanied this time with a cumin-like earthiness. The body is quite light, though, and could be better in my opinion. The sourdough quality from the first third remained on my mind and palate, though the flavor was now absent. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“I really wanted this cigar to pick up with the complexity and body. Some toasted tobacco notes came through with a hint of honey and cedar as the pepper backed off and became a tingle on the end of my tongue. I didn’t get any additional flavors as the smoke progressed but it was still a pleasant cigar.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“White pepper tapers off but citrus notes get stronger on the retro. Still.medium bodied but really digging the flavors. Wrapper cracks slightly near the end but it doesn’t affect the experience. I’d highly recommend this cigar. Very enjoyable. ” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)
“The white pepper has faded significantly along with the sweetness. In their place is an earthy baking spice that is slightly tingly through the nose and lingers on the palate. There still isn’t much by way of strength but the flavors are solid.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“No problems were noted on the draw. The cigar had a straight cut and remained consistent in the draw throughout the smoke. ” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“Straight burn line with only 2 touch ups needed. Performed very well considering how windy it was when I smoked it. ” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)
“The construction was steady and had no problems during the smoking experience. The wrapper remained intact with no cracks or lifting and the cap held nicely also. ” –Diana (ArmyRN)
Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 90
“This was a pleasant cigar that just didn’t hit the notes, body or complexity that I was hoping for. I enjoy a woody cigar at times but when that it the over riding flavor with pepper and just a hint of some honey, it won’t do it in the long run for me. I wanted more, I didn’t get it but still a pleasant cigar.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“Loved the flavors in this cigar. Especially the citrus notes on the retro. Highly recommended this cigar. Box worthy in my opinion. ” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)
“For a mild cigar this one checked off many of the points I like from a fuller bodied and fuller flavored cigar. I feel this is a cigar for almost anyone to enjoy, and look forward to smoking one again soon!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“Unfortunately I was not really able to get into this cigar because of the construction.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.)
“My wife hates sourdough breads and sour beers. I on the other hand love both quite a bit. I mentioned this because the cigar began with sourdough bread notes and I found that that’s not something I appreciate in a cigar. As she would say it tastes spoiled. That flavor stuck on my mind and palate didn’t do the cigar justice. It wasn’t until the end of the cigar that the flavors morphed into something that was about to get the earlier flavors out of my mind. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 76
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