This aged cigar has a beautifully dark wrapper, feels great in the hand, and comes presented in the old aluminium tube that has been long discontinued by Habanos. Straight off the flavours present themselves - a rich chocolate, with a spice running through. The smoke was dense and thick, but I found a firm draw on this cigar which made things a little difficult. Halfway the spice diminished leaving just a robust chocolate and rich tobacco profile, really very tasty. I was reminded of the richness of the Cohiba Talisman. The burn throughout was flawless, and the firm draw and tight pack of the cigar meant it burned very slowly and for a great length of time. A fantastic smoke.
377. Romeo y Julieta Churchills Añejados Tubos 2007
Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
The range comprises medium strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
Dress Box of 25 cigars in aluminium tubes.
Special pre-2008 style Romeo y Julieta Churchill band, with second Aged Habanos (Añejados) band.
Handmade, then aged for at least 10 years.
Size: 7×47, Churchill (Julieta No.2).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light cedarwood note.
1st third: Starts with a light milk chocolate and hazelnut creamy note.
2nd third: Keeps previous flavours with the cedarwood appearing in the background now.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Light smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium to tight draw.
3rd third: No changes taste wise from previous parts.
Duration: 15:30-17:40, 2h 10min.
Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André