Robust, full-bodied and rich in complex flavor nuances, Romeo is meticulously crafted at the famed Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic by the skilled hands of the factory's most accomplished artisans, each with decades of expertise, chosen specifically to create this uncommon cigar.
Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: Dominican Piloto and Olor
Video review HERE.
This cigar is very dense and feels good in the hand. It has a nice weight about it. The color is a reddish brown and it is very well made.
After cutting the cap the test draw was firm. The initial flavors were sweet cedar and what appears to be cinnamon with a nice amount of pepper.
About 1/2 inch in the flavors settled down into a very sweet cedar which shows signs of going rich. The pepper is average. The finish is bouncing between a raw almond and vanilla with some lingering pepper. The cigar is very sweet, which is nice. The cedar notes are quite good.
About an inch in I noticed that there were cherry notes on the tail end of the rich cedar. I found that interesting. The pepper and finish remain the same.
As I approached the midpoint the cigar is medium to full bodied. The cedar and cherry notes are still there and some of those cherry notes wonder over to the finish combining with the vanilla. The pepper is an average amount. The cigar seems to be fairly consistent as there have not been many changes.
At the band the cherry notes are more prominent. The cedar is still there but the cherry notes are elevated and they carry over to the finish.
At the end of the cigar it finished just as it has been previously. This cigar made few changes. The rich cedar notes were very sweet and the addition of the cherry notes made it quite enjoyable. The pepper was average. The finish was one of a combination of cherry and vanilla with some lingering pepper. These are on shelves now in local shops. It finished up as medium to full bodied.