Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Romeo y Julieta – Romeo #2 (Cuban)
Size: 5 1/8 x 42
Price: 7.6 euros (approx. $9.35)
Mike Gross gave me this little cuban firecracker of a cigar last Saturday, which I smoked while grilling sirloins. It came in an aluminum tube, a little over 5 inches long, with ring size 42. I looked it up on the internet, and a box of 10 sells for 76 Euros.
I don't usually smoke small cigars because they burn hotter and that, to me, masks the flavor of the tobacco. However, this one was still pretty darn good. It definitely had a more 'complex' flavor than other cigars I've had of the same general size -- like the Punch London Club or the Padron Londres. In fact, the longer I smoked it, the more I appreciated its subtleties.