ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILLS RESERVA COSECHA 2008
€280.00 – €5,500.00
RING GAUGE: 47″
ENJOYMENT TIME: 80 MINS
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez, a talented promoter, who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his hey day no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand. Following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size – Romeo y Julieta Churchill.
The 21st century has seen the arrival of two additional sizes using the name. The first called Short Churchill, a robusto size that had been missing from the range, was added in 2006. The second launched as the 21st Festival del Habano in 2010, was Wide Churchills, which boasts a 55 ring gauge to mark the trend amongst enthusiasts for stouter girth vitolas.
Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium bodied Habano.
Today Romeo y Julieta is well known around the world as ever and offers the widest range of long filler sizes in any Habano brand.
This was the first time that Romeo y Julieta had been selected to produce a Reserva cigar and they have chosen the Churchill, undoubtedly the brands most iconic vitola (size) to represent it. Named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, this medium bodied cigar measurers 7” (178mm) x 47 ring gauge. Made in extremely limited numbers, with just 5,000 numbered boxes containing 20 cigars each produced for the global market.
All of the tobacco used to produce these remarkable cigars was harvested in 2008. Then, once it had been cured and fermented it was allowed to age in bales for three years before being handed to the torcedor (cigar roller) to make the final cigar. This extra age creates a well rounded, sophisticated and remarkably smooth version of one of Cuba’s most iconic cigars.
Single Stick, Box of 20