ROMEO Y JULIETA RESERVA REAL NICARAGUA | CIGAR REVIEW
OCTOBER 23, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
ROMEO Y JULIETA RESERVA REAL NICARAGUA ROBUSTO (5 x 50)
Earth, spice, and bits of chocolate get the Reserva Real Nicaragua moving. It’s fairly heavy right out of the gate. The retrohale combines dark earth and dark fruit. Earth and spice take up the entire finish, and that spice lingers…for a long time.
The word “linger” reminds me of those weird people who linger in a conversation and can’t seem to realize it’s okay to just walk away. “So, those shoelaces are nice.”
Smoke output is heavy and thick. The draw matches Doc Holliday’s. May the debate about whether or not Val Kilmer gave the best Doc Holliday performance begin. Did I mention the smoke was thick? It’s a room filler.
Wood, earth, chocolate, and spice casually float around the room. Would be a great addition to the saloon where Holliday hustled his fellow gamblers. For the record, I’m not offering any history lesson here, just letting my mind wander.
Wood, coffee, compost - leaning towards manure, chocolate, dried dark fruit, and some slightly sweet cola (diet?) find their way into the mix, and it all eventually melts down to earth, compost, and dark fruit.
A burn touch-up in the second third fixes a crescent moon wrapper, but the rest of the trip remains unbothered.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.
RATING: 2.75 / 4 - Might be a huckleberry.