Tonight I smoke the Romeo y Julieta Churchill which featured a nice triple cap and a firm even pack however little squishy at the foot other than that construction looks great with a lovely smooth wrapper with hardly any tooth and lovely tight seems the aroma of this stick is a nice honey and dry hay.
Wow what a cigar is all I can say from first light, amazing draw just a slight resistance and lots of lovely thick smoke, flavour wise lots of sweet desert like notes such as honey and almost a summer fruit sort of flavour, on the finish a really nice dried hay which is lasting well into the next draw
37 min in still lovely smoke output ash fell off in a solid chunk about an inch at a time which was a shame but other than that great burn line and the smoke is still nice and cool probably due to the size and distance the smoke has to travel. flavour wise slight pepper spice on the draw with a nice toasty coffee note lurking around the main flavours however is still that fruity floral note and the dry hay there's also a slight woody note coming through but it's not a ceder more like an oakey flavour the last few draws while writing this, there's also been a nice but very subtle caramel on the draw so far a real joy to smoke.
One hour twenty minuets in and entering final third the ash has been very flakey and not holding well also the cigar has gone very bitter now so hard to pick any draw flavours out, probably a young cigar which is a real shame as I was really enjoying the flavours coming out from the stick however overall I think it's a lovely cigar with lots of ageing potential and I would defiantly recommend this cigar or buying a box and leaving them to sit in a humidor to allow the tabbaco to settle.
by Keith on Sunday 10 August, 2014
Never had a bad RYJ Churhill. Always good construction and burn. Not the strongest flavour, but good
by Peter on Sunday 15 December, 2013
Time to order your special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day cigar and there can be non much better than the most iconic cigar in the world, smoked by the most iconic cigar smoker in the world Sir Winston Churchill, The Romeo y Julieta Churchill is a superb cigar, with an excellent draw with plenty of smoke from the out set, the cigar starts off quite mild for the first third then gradually growing in strength with spicy almost malty undertones the finish is quite spicy but very satisfying, I Highly recommended this cigar for your celebrations, it is certainly a traditional smoke every Christmas or New Year for me and if you can afford it try the Reserva that would make me very jealous, A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all cigar smokers every where.
by Peter on Tuesday 29 January, 2013
The Romeo y Julieta Churchill is a superb cigar, an excellent draw with plenty of smoke from the out set, the cigar starts off quite mild for the first third then gradually growing in strength with spicy almost malty undertones the finish is quite spicy but very satisfying
Highly recommended for that special occasion or when you have a couple of hours to spare to contemplate life the universe and everything, I also recommend the Wide Churchill if you like large ring gauge cigars this is the one for you, both are superb
by Peter on Sunday 22 April, 2012
I lit another one of these magnificent cigars at precisely 5pm Sunday afternoon and immediately got flavor of sweet mellow tangy tobacco which lasted throughout the smoke, the draw was excellent and the aroma was intoxicating, my partner who is a non smoker complemented me on the smell saying this is what a true cigar should smell like, the strength stayed mild to medium until the second half when it picked up but never became overpowering, it took 1hr and 45 minutes for the film white ash to reach the Churchill band which I promptly removed then another 20 minutes to reach the Romeo band which I again removed, smoking this cigar over 2 1/4 hours was shear nectar and food for the soul I highly recommend this cigar whether it be for a special occasion or just to chill out for a couple of hours, you wont regret the experience, if I could afford them I would smoke these every day but on a more positive note they are £12 cheaper than the equivalent Cohiba Esplendidos, Churchill really knew his cigars when making this his favorite.