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#nowsmoking: Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo Toro

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#nowsmoking: Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo Toro Cigar Review 

Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo Cigar Review – Toro 

Factory:Flor de Copan – Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras   
Size: 6” x 52  
Strength:Medium-plus  
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano   
Binder:Honduran Connecticut seed  
Filler: Honduras, Dominican Republic  

Available in boxes of 20, 10 packs 5 packs, and singles 

#nowsmoking romeo y julieta house of romeo cigar review at Famous Smoke Shop

The Back Story 

Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo cigars represent the fourth and final selection in Famous Smoke Shop’s exclusive Romeo y Julieta “House of” series. Additionally, “House of” has arguably become the retailer’s bestselling private selection to-date with House of Romeo being the icing on the proverbial cake. This affordably-priced blend, capped with an attractive Habano wrapper from Ecuador, is also the fullest in flavor among the four “House of” selections.  

RyJ House of Romeo cigar box

The people behind creating this selection are the Grupo de Maestros and Tabacalera U.S.A’s Director of Product Capability, Rafael Nodal, and the cigars they’ve done together over the past several years represent some of their finest work.  

Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo cigar and beer pairing

Moreover, this blend was one of two blends the Grupo de Maestros were working on at the timeAs the story goes, Rafael originally wanted the House of Romeo blend for  for another project he had in mind, but Famous was given the optionBoth Famous and their customers were pleased with the resultsand a splendid time was guaranteed for all. 

nowsmoking Romeo y Juileta House of Romeo Toro cigar review by Gary Korb
#nowsmoking@famoussmokeshop: The Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo Toro offers a chewy, medium-plus smoke with a full-flavored mix of dried fruit, woodiness, and leather, anchored by sweet and peppery spices.

 

How well is the cigar made?  

Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo cigar and coffee

About as good as it gets. The cigar boasts a lustrous Habano wrapper grown in Ecuador with a smooth texture, caramel color, a few visible veins, which make in no less attractive and a triple seam cap. The cigar is also well-packed, and shows little sign of any seams. Plus, with it’s 52-ring gauge, the Toro has a solid and comfortable feel in the hand.  

(Acts I-III are the tasting notes I recorded while smoking my sample prior to doing the video. 

 

ACT I 

Ryj House of Romeo Cigar Review Part 1

My RyJ House of Romeo Toro clipped perfectly with my twin blade cutter, offering an excellent draw and raisiny prelight with some leather and light saltinessThe initial puffs were creamy, sweet and salty with some earthy-woodsy notes and black pepper on the finishI’m also getting a raisin-like aromaSome subtle sweetness lies below, but doesn’t fully emerge until about 3/4 of an inch, where the flavors start to round outSweet and peppery spice begin to enter the fray, but not an overwhelming amount and the flavors are well-balanced. The smoke is very smooth, plentiful, and medium in body; yet, even at this early stage, I can sense the fullness that’s coming. 

 

ACT II 

Ryj House of Romeo Cigar Review Part 2

The transition from the first third smacks less of pepper as even more sweet spice rises to the surfaceAdditional notes of nutmeg, cedar, oak, and brown sugar arrive, and the body begins to take a more decisively bolder turn. The flavors are tightly knit and chewy, with spice becoming the most dominant flavor 

The ashes are quite firm and mostly grey in colorA good volume of smoke continues, as does the excellent balance, and some complexity begins to work its way in. At this stage I’m finding some excellent consistency in a mostly earthy, woody, and creamy experience with an appealing spiciness on the finish. Retrohales are fairly peppery, but not overwhelming. 

 

ACT III 

RyJ House of Romeo Cigar Review Part 3

At this juncture, the body and strength have become decidedly more robust as flavors were reduced to mostly earthy loam, charred oak, bittersweet chocolate, and spice. That said, the smoke continues along its smooth and chewy path with the occasional flair of nuts and figs. However, it has reached the medium-full point in body, and same could be said for the strength. Additionally, the nub section never turned juicy or bitter.  

 

What can I pair with this cigar besides coffee 

RyJ House of Romeo cigar nub

As I noted in the video, the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is a perfect match for the House of Romeo’s full-flavored character. Here’s how the folks at Woodford describe it: An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional soft, sweet oak, character. If you like your bourbon mixed, try the Toro with a Manhattan. 

woodford reserve double oaked Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo cigar pairing

(Find more cigar and drink pairing combinations here.) 

 

Final Thoughts. . . Certainly the most refined blend of the four “House of” line extensions with a medium-plus body and strength. “Cubanesque” in several ways, the Romeo y Julieta House of Romeo Toro is creamy, full-flavored, and offers a fair amount of complexityCigar smokers at every level can enjoy it, while those more experienced will be able to pick out some of its more subtle qualities. Overall, and chewy, sweet-spicy cigar that holds up to Romeos costing a lot more, and other full-flavored Toros.  

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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