Romeo y Julieta ROMEO 505 Nicaragua

Size – Toro

Wrapper – ​Nicaraguan Habano Jalapa

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan

Pricing – $9 -$9.70

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

​Band – The band is orange, black and gold.

Cigar – The cigar is milk chocolate in color, oily with very few veins. It also has slight visible seam and is double capped. (This cigar is a little moist since I am at a cigar lounge, sometimes that happens as they tend to over humidify. That’s why it’s best to age them in your preferred humidity.)

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard and wood.

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Natural tobacco and light wood.

After Toast:

First third – ​​Initially a heavy nutty flavor comes into play mixed with a pretty strong black pepper that sticks to the back of the throat and set it on fire temporarily. After a few minutes, a nice chocolate note begins to calm the palate. Baking spices begin to come into the mix.  Burn is wavy. Ash is a dark gray and flaky.  Don’t anticipate this ash hanging on too long.

Second Third – ​ ​The baking spice notes carry into the beginning of this third along with the black pepper still sticking around on the finish. At this point it may have hit a damp area and went out.  Relight was needed. Nutty notes and espresso come out halfway through.  Burn was sharp after the touch up.

Final Third – ​ ​​The nutty notes and spice come back at the beginning of this third.  Slight bitter and a harsh oily taste to finish.  Burn finished near sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Basil Hayden

Wine – 2014 Conundrum Red Blend

Overall Experience:

​​This experience of this Romeo y Julieta ROMEO 505 Nicaragua was just ok. It’s not the best RyJ I have ever had by any means but a nice change of pace from their usual mild to medium line. The first Romeo by RyJ is much better. The Anejo is the best of the three.

Ratings:

N/A

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