Name – Romeo y Julieta ROMEO 505 Nicaragua
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Nicaraguan Habano Jalapa
Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan
Pricing – $9 -$9.70
Body – Full
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.)
Aroma – Barnyard and wood.
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Natural tobacco and light wood.
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.
Scotch – Basil Hayden
Wine – 2014 Conundrum Red Blend
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.
About Romeo y Julieta – http://altadisusa.com/cigars/romeo-y-julieta
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