Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 Bordeaux

Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 Bordeaux

Romeo y Julieta / Altadis 
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Indonesia & Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 5 3/4” x 52
Strength: mild-medium to medium
Price: $6.95

Overall Rating: 7.8

I always try to stay clear of reviewing too many house blend or internet only, but once in a while I purchase or receive something that I think is worth reviewing. The Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 (exclusive to Mike’s a Cigars) is a one of those cigars that found its way to me, and I like it enough that I thought it deserved being shared with our readers.

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Pre-Light: A paper grocery bag brown colored wrapper covers the Primer Lote 770. The cigar features a traditional Romeo y Julieta band and a large secondary foot band. The cigar is a rounded box press that feels good in the hand.

There is a very noticeable wood and musk aroma that comes from the wrapper of the Primer Lote 770 that is almost cologne-like in nature. Scents of sweet natural tobacco and raisins can be detected from the unlit foot of the cigar.

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Burn: The Romeo Lote 770 burns mostly even, and it corrects itself quickly whenever it begins to burn uneven. The draw is a bit inconsistent, but a good amount of smoke still manages to come through.

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Flavor: The Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 begins with a bit campfire smoke, leather and cedar. An herbal cedar is the main note on the retrohale. At the transition to the second third a floral note begins to mix with cedar and leather as the campfire note disappears. Mild black pepper and herbs appear on the retrohale. At the halfway point in the Lote 770 the black pepper begins to pick up. There is a pleasing mix of black pepper, oak, nuts, coffee and leather to the final third of the Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770.

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Overall: The Romeo y Julieta Lote 770 cigar is an interesting store exclusive. Being a Romeo and a store exclusive, I was expecting it to be an overly mild and fall into the one size fits most category of cigars. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the Lote 770 and its pepper, cedar, leather, coffee, nuts and herbal flavors. Those looking to make the step up from the milder Altadis cigars (such as the Monte Cristo Classic) to the fuller bodied cigars (like the H. Upmann Banker or Romeo by Romeo y Julieta) will find the Lote 770 to be a good stepping stone cigar. Personally, I enjoyed the Romeo y Julieta Lote 770. Although it won’t find a regular spot in my humidor, I would certainly smoke it again and will recommend it to my friends.

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Pairing: The Romeo y Julieta pairs well with a glass of Ghost Pines Cabernet or Educated Guess Cabernet. For those looking for something a bit stronger, a glass of

Cigars for this review provided by Mike’s Cigars. Mikescigars.com offers the best cigars online at discount prices. We carry over 300 premium brands including the Romeo y Juileta Lote 770. Though their generosity is greatly appreciated, it in no way affects the way the review of this cigar. At ToastedFoot we remain committed to providing fair and impartial cigar reviews.