Romeo y Julieta – Reserve Maduro

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Romeo y Julieta – Reserve Maduro

As I posted the other day, I wanted to get a review up for a Romeo y Julieta ? Reserve Maduro. I had a chance to smoke two over the past two days.


The first RyJ I smoke was one that was given to me recently by a friend. It was purchased last week so it had no age to it that I knew of. This cigar did not disappoint. It was mild but smooth and creamy. I smoked this one while putting everything in my coolidor and listening to the Dog Watch Social Club. I felt I didn’t give it the attention it deserved for a review, so I smoked another one last night.


My second RyJ was purchased in Jan. It came in a sampler box with an ashtray and four other RyJ styles. So after about Three months of aging this is how it went.


Last night I was pretty tired and decided I wanted to mellow out and have a nice cigar. As I always do, I used a plug cutter and lit the cigar. The first few puffs were really tight so I used a guillotine cutter to cut the end. This seemed to help a lot.


The flavor was good but just too mild for a night time cigar. This would have been much better if smoked in the afternoon or late morning. It was consistent and almost creamy throughout the smoke but lacked that little bit of punch that would have put it over the top for me.


The aging did not seem to do as much as I thought it would. The flavor stayed the same and the only difference I could notice was the smoothness of the smoke. This cigar was much better in terms of smoothness than the first.


Unfortunately the aged RyJ was the last of what I had. I would really like to see what this cigar is like after six months in the humidor. I may have to order a five pack just to put away.



New Review Sheet – 85/100

Old Review Sheet (2/24/06) – 85/100

“Growing out of mild smokes?
you grow into mild smokes as you develop your pallet.”

-Cheo Malanga-

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4 thoughts on “Romeo y Julieta – Reserve Maduro

  1. I have one of these in my humidor (9/4/07). Should I keep this for a while before I smoke it or is anytime from this point on ok?

    I am new to the pleasures of cigars, about a month now, and Romeo Y Julieta is one of my favorites. Haven’t smoked one this expensive yet though. I’ve mostly smoked the 1875 and a couple of Reserva Real.

  2. Jim,

    Depends where you bought it. If It were me and I got it through the mail I would probably give it another week or two before smoking. If you picked it up locally I think you will be just fine with it.

    Let us know how it turns out.


  3. Walt thanks for the input. i picked it up a Rocky’s the B&M version as it is close to where I work. So it was in their humidor and about six hours later in my humidor.

    Tonight I smoked a Pinar 3000 and am going to write up my review tonight

    I’ll post when I do get to this one. I am enjoying smoking different cigars. If you do any business with Rocky’s talk to Scot he’s the one who knows what’s going on.

  4. I’ve had one of these aging my my humidor for close to a year now and I was interested in a maduro today so I thought I’d give it a try. Like all of the other reviews I’ve read about this one I noticed a tougher draw than what I’d consider to be optimal – using a guillotine is the way to go with this one. The first third was kind of dull and while I was writing a paper I didn’t puff as frequently as normal and that resulted in several touch up lights to keep it going which was a bit of disappointment because it was never down that long. The first third was kind of bland and disappointing, just your basic tobacco taste and some earthiness. About 1/2 way through though I got some notes of dark chocolate and what I considered to be cherry-like which was pleasantly surprising. Would I smoke it again? Maybe to compare it to one more like it, but if you can find something else for the price I’d go that route instead. Not enough coffee or cream flavors that I typically find in a maduro to keep me intrigued but as I continue my search to find new tastes, still glad I gave it a try.

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