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Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill - Blind Cigar Review

Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

Back in 2013, Altadis U.S.A. gave a pair of exclusive Romeo y Julieta lines to Famous Smoke Shop: Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet and Romeo y Julieta House of Montague. These lines get their names from the two main families in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Juliet belongs to the House of Capulet and Romeo to the House of Montague.

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 Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. There are five regular production sizes: Corona Gorda (6 x 46), Robusto (5 x 54), Toro (6 x 52), Churchill (7 x 50), and Magnum (6 x 60). All comes in boxes of 20 and sell between $136 and $162.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Churchill
Length: 7″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Factory: Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.
Blender: Grupo de Maestros
Number of reviewers: 4 Alan (Eulogy) Mickey T. (irratebass) John A. (Bostoneo) Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Price: $7.50
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: 2013
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Initial Impressions – Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill

Appearance: 91

“This is one brightly shaded cigar. It almost glows with an orange and yellow hue, it’s so vivid. Heavily veined with a couple of blemishes along  the wrapper.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Aroma: 88

“Notes of sweet wood, earth, and mild pepper are on the foot and predraw. Nothing crazy exciting but nice. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

First Third
Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill – First Third

First Third

Flavor: 94
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“There’s a cola mouthfeel that adds a nice dimension to the earthy spectrum of flavors. Natural leather, bitter walnut, mild baking spice, rich coffee, and tobacco are all melding well together but it’s lacking any sweetness. The draw and burn is spot on so far with a fantastic smoke output. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

“Upon taking light with a match very easily, flavors of earthy leather spew out with massive plumes of smoke. After the initial burn-in time, this flavor profile tames down into a smooth ride of luxurious aged tobacco, sawdust, and a pinch of sweetness to keep you coming back for more. I must say, the draw on this cigar is phenomenal, the standard by which most should be judged!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Second Third
Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill – Second Third

Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Flavors and strength are staying consistent, which is fine by me. This is great smoke as it is. I wouldn’t want some odd flavor to come along and ruin this moment. I’ll also add there is a nice light cake type of flavor on the finish that lingers. I just did something I don’t try often which is retro my entire toke. When I retro I will usually blow out about 75% of it through my mouth and finish the rest through my nasal passage. This time I decided to do the entire toke through my nose and it didn’t burn or make my eyes water at all. That’s saying something.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Dashing right into the second third, a harmonious combination of ice cream cone, vanilla, cedar, and cream delight my tongue with its tantalizing smoke. Peppery cream increases its presence as I move on through this third, however never overwhelming.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Final Third
Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill – Final Third

Final Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“I think there’s a bit of sweetness that comes and goes now or maybe I’m just hoping for it. The flavors are still the same; leather, pepper, cedar, rich coffee, and walnut. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

“The last third has a notable bump in strength and intensity of flavor to a medium-full level. Syrupy flavors of black oily coffee, damp wood, and lightly scented leather hit the tongue. Halfway through this third, oddly the syrupy flavor ends and much clarity comes back to the remaining flavors of cedar, black pepper, and now a bit of an herbal note. I finish this sample with an inch remaining” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Overall Impressions – Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill

Draw: 93

“My v-cut gave a bit more resistance than I prefer but not enough to do anything about.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Burn: 98

“Razor-sharp burn from beginning to end. I never needed to do any touch-ups or relights. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Construction: 98

“I really have no complaints about this cigar. Plenty of smoke, ash and was just an enjoyable smoking experience. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 93

“I enjoyed flavors but the lack of transitions held it back a little. At seven inches this is a very large cigar to have the same flavors. I felt that it burned a little quick but the smoke output was great and the burn line was near perfect. It is a good cigar. If I wanted something to smoke for a while doing something else .” –Alan (Eulogy)

“I rarely use the word epic to rate my cigars, but I believe this cigar deserves this moniker. There really is not a bad thing I can say about this cigar other than maybe the size…I am more a corona, petite corona or Robusto type of smoker, but cigar gave me exactly what I was expecting a mild cigar with plenty of flavor and an enjoyable smoking experience……….hell don’t we all want that as cigar smokers???” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“This cigar was one of my favorite “larger/longer” formats I have had in a while. Plenty of mild/medium profiles in the beginning and a medium/fuller profile along the backend gave great diversity in the many facets this cigar gave me. Coupled with an impeccable draw, burn, and construction, made this cigar better than the average bear. Foundational notes of cedar, leather, peppery earth, and cream cemented themselves throughout the session in one form or another and was accented with visiting flavors that helped keep this an interesting stick. I truly believe this is a stick that you would enjoy more so than most others for the given profile. Enjoy!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Cigar smokes like it looks, light with subtle flavors. Was consistent, albeit not too intense. I did get an unexpected finish with notes of espresso and caramel.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 115

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
Alan 959293929395959592
Mickey T. 888595959588100100100
John A. 9292959093100979792
Doug S. 888385858588858885

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Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill – Blind Cigar Review

Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Churchill
Summary
"This cigar was one of my favorite “larger/longer” formats I have had in a while. Plenty of mild/medium profiles in the beginning and a medium/fuller profile along the backend gave great diversity in the many facets this cigar gave me. Coupled with an impeccable draw, burn, and construction, made this cigar better than the average bear. Foundational notes of cedar, leather, peppery earth, and cream cemented themselves throughout the session in one form or another and was accented with visiting flavors that helped keep this an interesting stick. I truly believe this is a stick that you would enjoy more so than most others for the given profile. Enjoy!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
Appearance
91
Aroma
88
First Third
94
Second Third
93
Final Third
93
Draw
93
Burn
98
Construction
98
Overall Experience
93
93
Great