dochowl Posted July 5, 2010 Share Posted July 5, 2010 It's getting late and I am pretty well wiped out after a weekend of eating, drinking and smoking. Went through 5 or 6 cigars, so figured I should do a review on one. Today's review is of a Romeo y Julieta Belicoso from June 2007. Construction nd pre-light: Overall pretty decent. Well bunched and nicely wrapped with a slightly lumpy wrapper. Medium brown with just a hint of oil on the tongue. Draw was good, although would have been better had I remembered my cutter and not had to use my teeth. Pre-light flavor was of a light tobacco, slightly earthy. 1st third: Cigar started of just below medium. Flavor was of a damp leather. Mellow, earthy, decent flavor, although nothing worth getting all that excited about. 2nd third: Burn at this point is a little clucky. Needs too many relights to keep the sides somewhere near even. Flavor hasn't changed much. If anything, we've picked up to a medium body cigar, with a bit of creaminess coming through in this middle section. Flavor is reminiscent of the RyJ Churchills, although more muted and subtle. Still getting that wet, earthy flavor with a little hint of spice on the nose. Hate to say it, but I'm getting a bit bored. last 3rd: No surprises here. Cigar holds on the that monotone leather and earth flavor. It is pleasant and well worth smoking, but just nothing special that makes me want to come back and smoke this again anytime soon. Overall: This is the 3rd I've had from this box over the last couple of years. This one by far was the most pleasant. THe first was a failure and the second was decent enough to finish, although just barely. This cigar, now with 3 years of age, is starting to come together as a solid smoke. Like I said, the flavor was good. I just wish there had been some progression through the cigar to keep things interesting. Overall, an 86 on my scale. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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