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REVIEW | Romeo y Julieta Belicoso

Tasting Note: A strikingly oily belicoso that delivers heavy oaky notes underscored by earth, ginger snap and anise flavors. Flavorful, interesting and balanced.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Figurado
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 1/2"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2012
  • Price: £15.95
  • Box Date: Jul. 2012

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2016
Score: 94
First puffs of this box-pressed belicoso leave sweet and savory impressions of salted caramel, wood and vanilla. Subtle notes of oaked red wine make this a very complex smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
Score: 89
A woody-tasting belicoso with tangy and spicy undertones. Vanilla and earth build to a salty and slightly grassy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2013
Score: 92
A semi-pressed belicoso with complex flavors that range from licorice and maple to cedar, semisweet chocolate and earth. Very tasty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2011
Score: 91
This dark cigar burns unevenly, but draws well, imparting a very spicy smoke that really sticks to the palate. Salty and mineral flavors are met by a sweet molasses note.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2010
Score: 89
A box pressed torpedo that draws evenly but has a persistently crooked burn. It’s nutty and spicy leaving toasty flavors on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2008
Score: 89
A healthy-looking pyramid with a firm draw and blistery burn. There are lots of minerals to this smoke, resulting in a Scotch-like character, and some hearty coffee bean flavors as well, but a slight rough note suggests youth.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 23, 2008
Score: 89
A lightly colored pyramid with a firm draw. There are lots of Scotch-like minerals to the smoke and some coffee bean notes, but slight roughness suggests youth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2006
Score: 84
This mini pyramid has dry, funky notes as well as some cream and pepper on the palate. Very inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2005
Score: 85
A dry torpedo with a roughish wrapper. It has a bready and doughy taste, with notes of cardboard and wood. The finish is a bit green.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Feb 22, 2005
Score: 89
This nicely made figurado has a fine cap. It has a buttery aroma and medium-bodied flavors that include toast and wood. The finish is almondy.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 29, 2004
Score: 88
A belicoso with a crooked tip and somewhat dull color. It’s a bit grassy, with muted wood notes and a toasty quality to the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 2003
Score: 92
A good-looking belicoso with a firm draw. It has layers of cedar, earth, leather and rich, coffee notes, and a finish that goes on for a mile. Rich, refined and balanced. Medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2003
Score: 88
And oily, dark and well-made belicoso. The draw is firm. The smoke is cedary, nutty and leathery, with hints of licorice and sweet coffee. The finish is short. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2002
Score: 89
This figurado is a bit veiny. The cigar is complex, cedary, toasty and nutty. Medium to full bodied. Very inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 01, 2002
Score: 87
This colorado-colored cigar is attractive, but it burns poorly. The smoke is powerful and floral, with rich flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2001
Score: 86
Good color and texture to this cigar. It's medium to full bodied, with notes of leather and wood.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 01, 2001
Score: 87
The wrapper on this cigar has good texture. The tip is very nice. It has a slightly tight draw. The smoke is peppery, with earthy, sandy flavors and a hint of toast.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2000
Score: 91
A medium- to full-bodied cigar. It is filled with earth and leather notes, and it has a strong sweet spiciness on the palate, with just a hint of dried red cherry. A good leathery finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 1999
Score: 88
A delicious cigar that needs some time. It has a core of medium to full bodied flavors including leather and sweet spice around an earthy character. A bit hot on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Feb 01, 1997
Score: 90
This well-crafted belicoso burns perfectly. It is robust and powerful, with hints of fruit and bold tobacco flavor. A chalky finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1995
Score: 89
A medium to full-bodied cigar. There is a hint of saltiness on an otherwise smooth taste of nuts and sweet wood. A good long finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 1993
Score: 90
A handsome pyramid with a gray hue. It draws well and is full-bodied with a rich, peppery, spicy character and a long finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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