Thursday, September 9, 2021

Romeo y Julieta Cigars Reserva Real Nicaragua in Review

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Romeo y Julieta Cigars Reserva Real Nicaragua in Review

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

BLENDER: Abdel Fernandez
MANUFACTURER: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

FORMAT: Toro (654)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium-full


A deadpan smoke. A cigar delivered more dryly than a Nick Offerman set. I taste Oak. Then raisins. Both carried by enough black pepper to make me want to sneeze. Then it becomes even more narrow. Tunneling of vision. |blackpepperoakraisins| "If your shirt isn't tucked into your pants, then your pants are tucked into your shirt." -N.O. I cannot tell which it is by the time the burn hits the 2/3. That, and I need a drink. Maybe a jumpsuit.

That, and the middling are all char & tar, thinly. Sharply. Stabs at black licorice, mash bill. Underbelly is an abandoned compost heap left in the sun... but in a way aren't we all? An imbalanced smoke of strength ahead of flavor, body. Unevolved and most likely devolved. Pablo's Bull, unfleshed-out. Angry & irritated. Skeletal. Buckwheat honey in the 3/3? Sure, almost. 

Performs well, insofar as burn and roll. Does feel oddly light and firm in my hand. Dry ash, flakily-so. Nice smoke out-put yields a fleeting patent leather that is outlived by cutting chemical echoes. Unkind. Offerman discussing a bullfight and he's not tearing-up but maybe you are and he's imparting it. "Show, don't tell is a writing technique in which story and characters are related through sensory details and actions rather than exposition." -


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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