Unchanged for over 20 years.
The legendary Romeo y Julieta tale continues with the Romeo y Julieta Vintage. As one of the most popular cigars in the world, the Romeo y Julieta brand debuted in Cuba in 1875 and has since established a strong reputation for uncompromising quality and flavor. Almost 100 years after the brand's creation, production expanded outside of Cuba and a new chapter was about to begin.
While brands and cigar companies have lasted decades in the business, you rarely find a blend that has remained intact that long. And with Romeo y Julieta Vintage, you get just that. Remaining unchanged for over 20 years, this Romeo comes loaded with mellow, yet, flavorful Dominican fillers that are encased inside a light Connecticut wrapper. The result is one of the most universal blends in the business. Any enthusiast will enjoy the balanced cigar ripe with notes of cedar, cashews, and cream.
The maduro version of the best-selling Perdomo brand…
In 2000, Nick Perdomo planted an experimental crop of tobacco on a small plot of land appropriately named Lot 23. It is here that the golden tobacco leaves of Lot 23 were harvested for extended fermentation. When the tobacco was ready for blending, Nick was shocked to find the cigar did not blend well with foreign tobaccos, but rather was ideal when blended with tobacco from the same field.
Armed with a dark, thick Broadleaf maduro, Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro delivers with a hearty and rich Nicaraguan blend. The cigar packs the same – and highly limited – tobaccos of the famed Lot 23. Notes of almonds, black pepper, and espresso coat that palate a form a highly balanced medium-bodied cigar that any enthusiast will be eager to enjoy.
Cuba Libre is an extraordinary blend from Central America.
Rolled by Nestor Plasencia, one of Central America's top cigar makers and the world's single largest grower of Cuban-seed tobacco, his beloved Cuba Libre blend is a unique mix of aged Cuban seed long-fillers bound with an authentic, exquisite Corojo wrapper - a wrapper selected specifically for its oily texture and robust flavor. This project is near and dear to the Plasencia family because as a younger man, Nestor was driven out of Cuba, and his tobacco, farms, and factories were confiscated by Castro. He often talks of one day returning to a “free Cuba” to continue his family's five-generation tobacco tradition. So as you might imagine, this blend was one he poured his heart and soul into, and the result is nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, it's possibly the finest to ever come out of his factory. That's really saying something, considering Nestor's factories craft most of Rocky Patel's blends, MAXX by Alec Bradley, and some Gurkha lines, among others.
Cuba Libre is characterized by its earthy, leathery flavor that has an almost chewy texture and an enjoyably long finish. The interplay of ample spicy notes with a subtle sweetness brings forth a complexity that can only be found in cigars crafted of 100% Cuban seed tobacco. Packaged in exceedingly elegant cedar boxes of 20, Cuba Libre is a top-rated pick and one of the industry's best values in full flavored cigars.