I love a strong cigar but this borders on too strong, even for me, but I can’t get enough of it, in particular the Santa Fe (Gordito) and Azacualpa (Toro). It isn’t a cigar to be smoked early in the day but rather later in the evening as the last smoke of the day. It has so much character, with strong hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and earth.
It comes with three bands, which are beautifully, yet simply designed, and reflect the quality of the cigar. As I write this, I am already thinking of the next one I am going to smoke. And it has been added to my “portfolio” of cigars I regularly partake in.
The Romeo y Julieta, especially because of the change in pricing, will be a once-in-a-long-while smoke. It will be interesting to see how the market takes to the new pricing structure of Cuban cigars.