Romeo y Julieta Reserve
Here, in the Romeo y Julieta Reserve cigar, we can see that Cuba is still a big part of what gives an RyJ smoke its character. Right from the start, the cigar meets you with a sturdy Nicaraguan Habano-seed wrapper. This Cuban-born tobacco varietal is a time honored way to bring the signature flavors of the island into any blend, to the extent possible using tobacco cultivated elsewhere. From there, the cigar then includes a Nicaraguan binder and a Honduran and Nicaraguan filler blend. The result is that the Reserve is a bit stronger than many of the other cigars in the RyJ portfolio.
The flavor profile is a treat: toasted coffee bean, hickory, and array of herbs and spices. The soil of Nicaragua is famous for producing tobacco that offers up an enjoyable spice kick, and the Romeo y Julieta Reserve cigar puts this note to good use in a smoke that also delivers a good dose of strength to go alone with it. Reserve some time to puff on this one – you’ll probably need it.