Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills

Last time I was at “The Vancouver Cigar Company” I asked for something new and exciting and was directed over to something VERY exciting indeed.  I’ve always been a fan of Romeo y Julieta cigars and when I had the opportunity to finally get my hands on the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills I jumped at the opportunity and picked up a few.  The first thing that caught my eye was how well these cigars are rolled, every one in the box looked perfect and when I handled a few I noticed that these cigars are nicely evenly packed without any soft spots or hard lumps under the band.

This cigar feels great in the hand with a 55 ring gauge and a length of 5 1/8 inches, a big cigar with what I expected to be a big attitude as soon as it was lit.  I wasn’t let down by a meek and mild approach as this Wide Churchill started off with a powerful taste, reminiscent of what the Romeo y Julieta Short Chuchill gave us when it was young.  I am a fan of young and aged cigars alike, loving what the Cuban blends taste like, months after they are rolled and what they become after a few years in the humidor.  This Wide Churchill’s first third was a bold example of the Romeo profile, rich with spice and subtle notes of wood and dark chocolate.

As I got halfway through this cigar I noticed it mellowing a bit and giving me a bit more spice and vanilla that I love so much in Cuban cigars but into the final third I was reminded that I had a big handful of tobacco that was burning perfectly and evenly but on it’s way to delivering me a dose of nicotine that I was prepared for.  Remember the “Duke” ?? That one was a tribute to nicotine when it was young but the Wide Churchill didn’t have the same kick, which suited me fine!  By the way, the Duke has settled down and has become a wonderful 2009 Limited Edition.

Make no mistake, this is an after dinner smoke with a bold approach and a balanced Romeo blend that will age beautifully and become a classic!