The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Robusto is a fantastic premium value cigar with a high-quality Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. This is a cigar you could smoke every day after work to unwind.
The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real is made in the Dominican Republic by Altadis USA in Tabacalera de Garcia, one of the largest factories in the Dominican. The cigar is your typical parejo robusto (5″x52) with a finely-made cap and an aesthetic band. At a glance, the cigar has an attractive Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper with a healthy blonde luster. The aroma of the hand-selected Dominican and Nicaraguan filler invites the cigar smoker to partake. The cigar features a Dominican binder leaf and is a handmade long filler cigar.
The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Robusto has notes of sandalwood, cedar, nuts, cocoa, and honey. The dry pull is smooth and sweet with a good draw. The tasting notes build in strength throughout the 45-60 minute smoking experience, gaining hints of Indian spices towards the final third of the cigar. The smoke is silky and aromatic with every puff. The intensity and flavor of the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real are mild to medium.
This is a very good cigar at a very good value, offering a different price option for shade wrapper aficionados in a world where authentic American Connecticut Shade wrapper is increasingly difficult to find or cost prohibitive. The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Robusto is consistently a best-seller in brick and mortar cigar lounges. It lives up to its reputation as one of the most popular cigars for its price point and flavor profile, and I would encourage any smoker to verify this claim themselves.