Enjoyed by cigar enthusiasts worldwide, the iconic Romeo y Juileta brand celebrates a legacy over 130 years in the making. With roots in Havana, Cuba, this Dominican brand has steadily gained notoriety and is now widely considered to be a top-5 global marque, making some of the finest blends on the market today and successfully continuing their story book success. The '94' rated Romeo by Romeo y Julieta may very well be their finest chapter to date.
Utilizing the finest tobaccos hailing from the Tabacalera de García factory in the DR, Romeo by Romeo features one of the best looking Habano wrappers you'll ever see. This sleek and stunning leaf surrounds a recipe of redolent Dominican long-leaf tobaccos that blend together harmoniously, creating a complex, medium to full-bodied thing of beauty. Prepare to enjoy an epic love affair with Romeo by Romeo y Julieta.
Not only have the folks at Drew Estate won the world over with their countless infused blends, but they amazed everyone with their traditional Liga Privada No. 9. Not to rest on their laurels, they have since come out with a handful of small batch, traditional lines that are well worth the attention.
Undercrown was created at the rolling tables by Drew Estate's rollers—not in a board room or meeting. The story goes as such: Drew Estate allows their rollers to smoke any of the cigars in production, and the rollers loved the original Liga Privada No. 9 blend so much that it was all they ever smoked. While most would consider that a ringing endorsement, Drew Estate was worried about the availability of the tobaccos. The primings used for the No. 9 are so rare and limited that they had to remove Liga Privada No. 9 from the list of cigars the rollers are allowed to smoke. The rollers then improvised and used different primings of the same tobacco to make a new blend they could enjoy in the factory every day. This new blend impressed the Drew Estate team so much that they rolled it out to the market, and thus, Liga Privada Undercrown was born.
Differing from the No. 9 wrapper, Undercrown is graced with a dark brown San Andrés wrapper. This Maduro adds some spice to the recipe and makes its presence known in the onset of the cigar. The blend develops nicely with flavors of espresso and hints of cashews. Undercrown comes off as a medium-bodied cigar that expels a lot flavor with a cool, perfectly even burn. Expect a medium finish as this blend is perfect for every cigar enthusiast.
Don Rafael cigars aren't the ones taking home all the accolades or stealing all the glory, but they are consistently filling up humidors from coast to coast. Rolled by Jose Dominguez in the very same factory that makes Victor Sinclair, each one is solidly constructed, and offers up a mellow to medium-bodied experience that holds tons of universal appeal.
Draped in a seamless golden-brown Connecticut wrapper, a bevy of Dominican long-fillers and a Dominican binder completes the recipe. Expect earthy sensations from head to foot with some hints of cedar throughout. The finish is smooth yet coats your palate, keeping your interest in its entirety. As far as quality everyday blends go, it doesn't get much more satisfying than this.