Cigar Aficionado

Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill
Short Churchill
94
points
Cuba
Cuba
50 50
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
A sublime and complex composition of ripe apple and toasty qualities that develop oaky, red wine notes, rich leather and a sweet toffee finish.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2017
Price £19.60
Box DateNov. 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 92

For many years, the Romeo y Julieta Churchill was a classic in the Cuban portfolio. It's still one of the quintessential Cuban cigars, but worldwide distributor and marketing monopoly Habanos S.A. decided it was time to create some offshoots of this well-known standard. Today, Romeo has a regular Churchill, Petit Churchill and Wide Churchill, but the one to look out for is the Short Churchill. While the others are fine cigars, this year, none impressed us as much as the Short. It's the size of a standard robusto and a complex composition of ripe apple, red wine and sweet toffee, all tied together by a rich, toasty undertone. The flavors are clear and pronounced but not at all overwhelming, nor are they competing for dominance.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 88

This robusto has an even burn and a firm draw. The smoke is predominantly creamy and tangy, with touches of fruit and wood alongside hints of caramel and tea.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 06, 2016 | Score: 88

This robusto has an even burn and a firm draw. The smoke is predominantly creamy and tangy, with touches of fruit and wood alongside hints of caramel and tea.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 91

The bold salt-and-pepper character of this robusto is balanced by notes of toasted almond and semi-sweet chocolate that build to an earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 88

The heavily perfumed notes of this robusto eventually settle down to show a toasty, floral character, some earthiness and a reedy finish.

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

A partially pressed robusto with a distinct backbone of black pepper and coffee bean. Touches of vanilla and lavender add complexity.

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