Length: 5" 1/4
Ring Gauge: 55
Vitola: Wide Churchill
Smoking Time: 60 Mins
Rating by Surrey Cigars - 95/100
Romeo Y Julieta Wide Churchills: A Modern Twist on a Classic Blend
Surrey Cigars is excited to present the Romeo Y Julieta Wide Churchills, a contemporary adaptation of the classic Romeo y Julieta line. This cigar, with a length of 5 1/4 inches and a ring gauge of 55, offers a medium flavour profile and a satisfying smoking time of 60 minutes. It has been highly rated at 95/100 by Surrey Cigars, a testament to its quality and appeal.
A Blend of Tradition and Innovation
Romeo y Julieta, a brand steeped in history since its inception in 1875, is named after Shakespeare's iconic lovers. It gained international acclaim in the early 20th century under the innovative leadership of Don 'Pepin' Rodriguez, who was a pioneer in utilizing the cigar band as a powerful branding tool, using over 20,000 different designs.
Winston Churchill's Enduring Legacy
The brand's association with Winston Churchill, who became a devotee after his 1946 Havana visit, is legendary. His name not only adorns a cigar band but also represents the brand's most famous size - the Romeo y Julieta Churchill.
Embracing Modern Preferences
The 21st century saw the introduction of two new sizes. The Short Churchill added in 2006, and the Wide Churchills, launched at the 21st Festival del Habano in 2010, with a 55-ring gauge, reflect the trend for cigars with a stouter girth.
A Flavorful and Accessible Experience
The Wide Churchills use a balanced and aromatic blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, offering a classic medium-bodied Habano experience. This cigar, while similar in taste to the original Churchill, is shorter and more robust, producing a generous amount of smoke. Its spicy, creamy, and earthy flavours are complemented by a leathery note and a peppery twist towards the end, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced smokers.
Romeo y Julieta: A Brand of Global Renown
Today, Romeo y Julieta remains a globally recognized brand, offering the widest range of long filler sizes in any Habano brand. Its commitment to quality and innovation continues to win the hearts of cigar enthusiasts worldwide.