Happy Friday everyone. In the interest of kicking off the weekend I’m going to keep things short today. I’m diving back into the humidor to take a look at a cigar from one of the “classic” cigar companies.
Name: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real
Company: Altadis U.S.A. Inc.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican
Comes in: Box of 25
Vitola: Petite Robusto(4 1/4 x 54)
The Reserva Real started off with a fresh nutty flavor that combined nicely with the leathery smooth smoke. The draw was a bit tighter than a like, but that seems to be my luck with about one third of these cigars. Despite the tight draw I was still able to get sufficient amounts of smoke, but not as much as I would expect from the 54 ring gauge. As I began to git the halfway mark the cigar began to unveil small coffee notes. The combination of coffee, nuts and leather remained constant throughout the rest of the smoke. The draw remained tight, and the burn became a bit jagged. A couple touch-ups with my lighter kept the cigar from burning out of control.
The Reserva Real is nothing special, but it’s still a cigar I reach for from time to time when I’m in the mood for a mild quick smoke. Despite having a larger ring gauge I can burn through this cigar in as little as 30 minutes. But when time allows I can puff slowly and this cigar will last for close to an hour. The construction on these can be menacing though; as I experience a tight draw on a regular basis. So if you’re looking for a light leathery/creamy cigar then the Reserva Real might be for you. But if you’re a nicotine or power junkie then the Reserva Real is not for you.