Cigar Aficionado

Romeo y Julieta Churchill
Churchill
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
47 47
Mild-Medium
Mild-Medium
Tasting Note
Draped in a golden-brown wrapper, this cigar weaves delicate notes of orange peel and almond with floral intonations and a touch of chocolate. An elegant cigar.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 47
Length 7"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2017
Price £24.26
Box DateJuly 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 06, 2016 | Score: 92

Draped in a golden-brown wrapper, this cigar weaves delicate notes of orange peel and almond with floral intonations and a touch of chocolate. An elegant cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 93

Nutty and rich with sophisticated earthy undertones that range from coffee bean to raw cocoa. A tangy, cedary finish makes this medium-bodied Churchill quite complex.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 89

An alluring Churchill wrapped in a deep reddish brown leaf. Some cedar and spice notes come through this mostly toasty, medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 88

Enveloped in an oily, reddish-brown wrapper, this cigar is a slow starter, but warms to show medium-bodied cedar, coffee bean and cream flavors before the woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 22, 2007 | Score: 89

A good-looking cigar with a silky, lush wrapper. It is a woody smoke, carrying notes of apple, tea and tobacco before a slightly dry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 88

An attractive cigar with a well-done cap. The draw is firm. It’s a woody smoke that builds in intensity, becoming cedary and more flavorful with each puff.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2004 | Score: 85

This golden Churchill has hints of cedar and leather, but it suffers from a lack of complexity. It’s medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 87

An attractive and tawny cigar that has a slightly tight draw. It’s woody, wheaty and toasty, with a faint hint of chocolate and a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2003 | Score: 88

Toothy, golden and solid, this cigar produces a rich, aromatic smoke, in spite of draw and burn problems. It has flavors of leather and earth with a touch of caramel. Medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 88

Despite some veins, this cigar is well constructed. The draw and burn are excellent, and the smoke shows hints of wood with notes of citrus. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 91

A tawny cigar that's pressed and silky, with a nice sheen. The draw is a bit firm. The smoke is meaty, rich and nutty, with hints of macadamia nuts. Rich and alluring.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 88

A rustic but oily cigar with an uneven burn. It's rich and cedary, with a sweet flavor and a hint of licorice. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2000 | Score: 90

A firm cigar with a colorado wrapper and a perfect cap. The draw is firm, but it burns well. It's a bit herbal, with spice and pepper notes and hints of cocoa bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 86

A medium bodied cigar with very tight draw. There is a dominant woodiness, with some hints of dark earthy tastes like leather and cocoa bean. A poor result for a benchmark Cuban Churchill.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1998 | Score: 86

A good-looking cigar. It has hints of cedar but it's fairly bitter and tastes young. Lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1998 | Score: 89

This is a very cedary cigar, with hints of black pepper and herbs. A medium-bodied, well-balanced smoke. Some inconsistency.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 89

A young cigar. But a solid core of medium-bodied flavors that include sweet spices and roasted nuts, and a strong sweet wood finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1997 | Score: 85

This gorgeous, dark cigar has prominent veins, but it's impeccably rolled. The smoke is heavy, with earthy, barnyard flavors and hints of cocoa, but there's an unmistakable smack of youth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1996 | Score: 90

A beautiful, golden brown cigar that's as solid as a brick. It is medium-bodied, with a salty quality. Tasty and well made.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1995 | Score: 92

This remains the benchmark Cuban Churchill. It is filled with a deep, rich spiciness, strong cocoa bean flavors and a lingering rich finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1993 | Score: 94

This remains the benchmark Cuban Churchill. It is filled with a deep, rich spiciness, strong cocoa bean flavors, and has a lingering rich 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
100-Point Scale