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The Romeo Añejo by Romeo y Julieta is a new addition to Atladis USA's Romeo y Julieta line. Three years ago, Altadis USA launched a new blend under the Romeo y Julieta line called Romeo by Romeo y Julieta. The Romeo Anejo is the second new blend from RyJ that is designed to move away from their historic milder cigars. 3 years ago I reviewed the first Romeo cigar. Today, I review the newest edition.
The packaging design to the Romeo Añejo is similar to the first Romeo. The big difference is the color scheme is brown and white, and the Romeo Añejo features a secondary band.
The cigar will be available in three sizes and will carry a price point of $8.75 to $9.25.
Piramdes: 6 1/8 x 52
Robusto: 5 x 54
Toro: 6 x 54 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf 2010 Vintage
Binder: Dominican Olor 2008 Vintage
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran 2009 Vintage
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
The cigar screams chocolate by it's looks. The bright foil bands make the cigar even darker looking. The wrapper is a brown, chocolate color with a nice dense feeling in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a combination of a sweet cedar with boysenberry, dry cocoa, milk chocolate, and black coffee. There are almost an even split between the sweeter flavors and the chocolate and cocoa. The coffee makes a nice base. The pepper was a white pepper rated at a 7. The finish is a dark chocolate and cream. There are a lot of chocolate notes in this cigar.
3/4 inch in I am satisfied with my initial assessment except that I would now drop the dry cocoa notes. I still have the sweet cedar and boysenberry, milk chocolate, and coffee. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.
1 1/2 inches in the cigar is losing the boysenberry notes but you are left with a very sweet cedar and milk chocolate, with coffee. You can't mistake the chocolate notes.
A little past halfway the cigar is burning very slowly. There are notes of dry wood that pop up just before the coffee base. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is about the same but there are more cream notes than chocolate. There is a small amount of lingering white pepper.
The cigar ended very consistent. You still have a lot of sweet cedar and sweet milk chocolate. The pepper may have moved up a tad. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. The coffee made a nice base. These cigars are on shelves now. I enjoyed this cigar and it's well worth trying for any of you RyJ fans. The chocolate notes are very nice.