Cigar review: I have a friend who has the biggest and best Cuban cigar collection that exists in my neck of the woods. In actuality he is not a big cigar smoker but every once in awhile invites me to sit down and have one one of his prized beauties with him. As always how and where I receive the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment.
The cigar was received gratis.
The cigar we smoked was a limited edition Romeo Y Julieta 2005 as pictured below.
My thoughts on this smoke.
Appearance/Construction: Not an overwheming looking cigar with a medium brown wrapper, somewhat soft feel and veins showing. You cannot always judge the cigar by it’s looks but hoping this is not a detriment to the flavor and taste.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: Right away a wonderful combination of spice, cocoa and a nutty essence. Back drop of mild citrus and cedar. Very pleasing to the palate.
Second and Final Third: The smoke gets fuller and richer with each puff. Flavors do not change but become expressive and interesting . A top of the line cigar.
Conclusion and the Overall numbers:
Clearly an outstanding blend with the aging giving you a super smooth cigar. As this cigar is a limited release, I was very fortunate to partake in the smoking of the cigar.
Appearance/Construction: 3.2 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.2 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 4.2 out of 5
Overall Impressions: 3.8 out of 5