Without a doubt, the 1875 is one of Romeo y Julieta’s most popular cigars. It’s also quite highly rated, earning a 92 from Cigar Aficionado for the Cedro Deluxe...
Without a doubt, the 1875 is one of Romeo y Julieta’s most popular cigars. It’s also quite highly rated, earning a 92 from Cigar Aficionado for the Cedro Deluxe version, which was praised as “rich and elegant,” having a deliciously nutty profile of “nougat, pistachio and almonds.” As one of the company’s highest quality sticks and a top seller, this is a flagship smoke.
Fitting for one named after the birth year of the company itself.
Romeo y Julieta actually was founded in Cuba in 1875, and still operates there. How can we sell Cuban cigars like that? Well, we don’t. The company actually split in two after Castro’s revolution, with a new Romeo y Julieta cigar company being founded in the Dominican Republic by expats and the original continuing operations in Cuba. Both produce fine smokes that are enjoyed the world over, but at Cigars Direct, we sell the Dominican products while we patiently await the day that Cuban cigars can finally be sold in the U.S.
Anyhow, the Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigar features an interesting Indonesian Shade Grown TBN wrapper. TBN is a strain of tobacco made by hybridizing Java and Connecticut leaf. The flavors are unmistakable and offer a stimulating smoke that will take you out of your usual routine puffing. Inside is a tasty Dominican binder and long-filler blend, which rounds out the flavor profile. The result is medium-bodied cigar smoke that tastes of mellow oak, toasty coffee beans, but also pistachio, nougat, and more.
It’s an addictive blend that has captured smokers for ages. Be warned: this is one of those smokes that you try and then always want to have in your humidor.