Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills - 25 cigars [4.9 x 50]
The Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill is a wonderful vitola, that is never too powerful.
- • The Short Churchill keeps only the very best of his big brother, skipping the uneasy first puffs.
- • This shorter format allows modern cigar smokers to enjoy a true Cuban stogie when time is of the essence.
This cigar is creamy and complex with ample draw and good construction.
The Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill comes in a cedar dress box of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Ring Gauge: 50
Shape: Short Churchill
The Colorado shade wrapper is a little toothy to the touch, light brown in color and the veins are a little visible. The cigar is tightly rolled and well packed, it is pretty firm from the head to the foot when squeezed. Well made triple cap. The cigar sports a second and elegant golden band that reads “Short Churchills”.
Before lighting up:
Unlit, the wrapper smells like wood with a nice tobacco flavor. The cold draw is typical Cuban tobacco and some wood and spices notes.
The construction on the Short Churchill is top-notch, as the draw on this cigar is great and effortless throughout. The burn line is slightly wavy at the beginning, but it is correcting itself further on, it doesn’t require any attention. At the foot, about an inch of a dark grey ash holds on firmly. Generous billows of smoke are generated at each draw; the smoke has an earthy aftertaste.
Woody flavors greet you upon lighting the cigar, leaving some saltiness on the lips and on the finish. The dominant flavors in the first third are of wood and earthiness, while some pepper notes, not too spicy, are also present. The smoke is creamy and thick.
In the second third, the saltiness from the first third is gone and now there is ample space for some tasty tobacco, leather and still some spiciness from pepper. Some darker notes are also appearing around the halfway point, we get some mineral, some earth hints and some strong espresso notes. The undertone of espresso lingered until the final third. The body of the cigar is now in the medium range, while the finish is a bit stronger. The smoke is now whiter and less creamy.
In the final third, the woodiness is joined by some notes of bitter chocolate. The spiciness is still around, but never over powerful. The flavor profile is typical Romeo y Julieta, with some hints of fruits here and there. The Short Churchill leaves you with a smooth, rich finish and takes you by surprise and leaves you with your hunger...
In summary, a splendid, medium- to full-bodied cigar that is well made with a good burn and smooth draw producing lots of smoke loaded with classic Romeo y Julieta flavors. Should be even better as the years roll by.
Smoking time: 45 - 90 Minutes
|Brand||Romeo y Julieta|
|Length||4.9 inches (124mm)|
|Factory Shape||Short Churchill|
Can be an awesome smoking experience, smooth n creamy, subtle nuts and chocolate
I have almost finished my first box of RYJ Short Churchills. They were my first ever purchase from Cigar Terminal (7 June 2015), and they arrived in under 10 days all the way to Australia. I couldn't wait to open them, my first box of Cubans and bam, rich notes of cedar and hay pouring out of the open box. My friend and I just sat in the car passing the box back and forth taking huge sniffs of the beautiful little row of perfection.
I guess I should have left them to age but everything from the look and feel of the smooth light perfectly rolled wrapper, to the insane barnyard and hay aroma, with memories of the gorgeous rich creamy smoke, gosh darn it, I just couldn't hold off. Down to my last 7 which I have sealed up and put at bottom of coolador out of sight, and hopefully eventually out of mind.
There are other cigars out there with more complex richer flavour, but there is just something delicious about the RYJ Short Churchill that makes me dream of my next one.
- Really not much more to say! One of the best, if not THE best vitola I've smoked!
I love RYJ
Cigars I've been wishing for sometime
Should enjoy it with nice wine & nice lady companion
- I recall, on a trip to Cuba, being told that Romeo y Julieta were regarded as "women's cigars". Whether this was intended to be disparaging to either the cigars or women, I cannot truly say. What I can say, though, is that they are excellent cigars with a relatively light flavour and subtle nuttiness. Not, perhaps, a cigar for the macho hardcore (perhaps that was what my informant meant), but a pleasing smoke nonetheless.
Good, but not the greatest
Picked up two boxes of these a while back, and have smoked them all to this date throughout the 3 years since I purchased them.
When I smoked the first few, they were surely young and tasted green, floral, and almost a bit piney.
After a year or so of aging, the piney taste went away and became much more woody. I keep my cigars in a properly maintained humidor, but the smoke was very dry - I cannot call this cigar creamy. However, the draw was easy and produced a good amount of smoke.
After 2-3 years of aging, the sticks became better but still not what I would call a fantastic cigar. A little nuttiness came in, but the floral and woody notes dominated. Again, there was no creamy taste and the smoke was very dry.
Not my cup of tea, but if this flavor profile is your thing - give it a try. These are great construction-wise.