Tobacco comes from the earth. But for many varietals, somewhere along the way, it becomes its own thing – green and flavorful, with a variety of light and bright...
Tobacco comes from the earth. But for many varietals, somewhere along the way, it becomes its own thing – green and flavorful, with a variety of light and bright notes that are nothing like the soil itself.
But then there’s Maduro.
Maduro brings things back around full circle, imparting earthy, muddy, chocolatey flavors to tobacco through the process of extended fermentation. The Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduro cigar exemplifies this return to the soil that great Maduros are known for. The flavor profile luxuriates in the dirt, and brings in leather and coffee to round things out.
As soon as you light it up, you’ll know what kind of cigar you’re smoking – this one doesn’t take too much time to develop into the core flavor profile. You’ll get nice thick billows of white smoke and tons of rich Maduro flavor with that characteristic funkiness and sweetness that the super dark wrapper leaf advertises.
The Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduro cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, so expect a really robust and somewhat rustic leaf. These aren’t delicate plants built for a flawless look. Instead, Broadleaf is meant to deliver the goods where it counts – in the smoke and in the flavor. If you’re looking for a pretty, upscale cigar to help you look good in a suit while you take pictures for Instagram, this isn’t the right one. This is a smoker’s cigar, through and through.
Inside the stick, you’ll find a complex multinational filler blend that includes Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian tobacco. We always get surprised by the inclusion of tobacco leaf from Peru in the Romeo y Julieta blends. There aren’t a ton of companies working with it and it’s a welcome variation that we’re always trying to taste when smoking.