Cigar Review: ROMEO San Andreas

Basic Information:

Name – Romeo San Andreas by Romeo y Julieta Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Mexican San Andreas

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan and Dominican

Pricing – $9.00

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is dark chocolate in color. Really rough to the touch, almost like sand paper. One vein visible and some clearly lifted seams that really show themselves near the cap. Appears to be finished with a messy double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Hay

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Spice

After Toast:

First Third – Lots of flavor happening right out of the gate from sweet cedar to spice then to a leathery finish and a late black pepper tickle. Few minutes into the smoke, a nice dark roast coffee note kicks in and the leathery note firms up the finish. The burn is pretty tight here and ash holding strong.

Second Third – The coffee note is present but a creamy chocolate comes into play with the leather beginning to pick up strength and lingers for a while on the palate. The burn corrected to sharp. Ash fell at the 2-inch mark.

Final Third – Creamy cedar, spice and chocolate notes pick up strength in this third and that leather component settles down a bit on the finish. Few minutes into the final third, an herbaceous note, like clove, is uncovered. A pleasant unexpected surprise. Towards the end, the cedar kicks back up with pepper and leather on the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Beer – Dos Equis

Wine – Belle Grives Morgon 

Coffee – Espresso

Overall Experience:

The Romeo San Andreas was a phenomenal addition to the Romeo y Julieta Cigars line. I have loved this line since it came out and have liked every cigar they released with exception of last years 505 Nicaragua, which I found to be inconsistent. This Romeo San Andreas though, happy to get my hands on this at the Big Smoke event hosted by Cigar Aficionado at the Fontainebleau in Miami! Everyone should try one of these pronto! 

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – N/A

About Romeo y Julieta – https://www.altadisusa.com/cigars/romeo-y-julieta

Romeo San Andreas by Romeo y Julieta Cigars

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