My Romeo y Julieta Viejo review.
I was never a fan of the Romeo y Julieta line. The 1875 is simply too bland for me and for the price, really doesn't seem logical. However, I was able to smoke a new Romeo y Julieta Viejo and that cigar is fantastic. I was expecting it to be slightly more robust than the 1875, simply due to its box-pressed shape, but nothing more. Boy, was I wrong. The smoke itself is so thick, rich, and creamy that my mouth is beginning to water just thinking about it. The initial taste was smooth and although my experience with box-pressed cigars allows me to assume a tight draw, this cigar had a very easy pull. What turned me around was the complexity Viejo has. Inch by inch different nuances emerged: slight hints of cashews or almonds, then rich, hearty earthy flavors were drawn out and were followed by a very slight sweetness noticable in the back of my throat. I still can't get over how creamy the cigar is and how much flavor it has. I promised myself I would never smoke another Romeo y Julieta cigar ever again...consider that a promise broken. Guys and gals, please try it and let me know if you feel the same!