Romeo y Julieta Churchills Reserva 2008

by Matthias Clock

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February 11, 2013 — Since its birth in 1875, Romeo y Julieta has become one of the best-known brands of Habanos. The brand is particularly appreciated by enthusiasts who appreciate balanced blends with excellent aroma. Habanos, s.a. is pleased to introduce the first Reserva created by this brand after more than 135 years of history.

For the creation of this Reserva of Romeo y Julieta, the best tobacco leaves from the Vuelta Abajo* area (D.O.P.) in the Pinar del Río* region (D.O.P.) of Cuba harvested in 2008 are selected. All the leaves used in this Habano, filler, wrapper, and cap, were aged in a long and careful process lasting at least 3 years.

These leaves were carefully monitored for at least 3 years, cared for in a controlled evolution guiding the aging of these precious leaves. Finally, in the master hands of the expert cigar rollers who create Romeo y Julieta, they change shape to become a unique Habano that will satisfy the tastes of the most demanding Habanos lovers.
The emblematic Churchill vitola, maybe the most historical of the brand, has been chosen for this unique production cycle that comprises the first Reserva of Romeo y Julieta.

In addition, solely for this occasion, the historic Romeo y Julieta band sported by Churchill vitolas for decades has been resurrected, and will be combined with a second band indicating the Reserva status of these Habanos.
The entire process used in creating these Reserva respects the selection criteria expected of a unique product: from the long, careful process of aging the best tobacco from Vuelta Abajo* (D.O.P.) for at least 3 years to the tasting committee comprised of more than 50 experts who have supervised the blend selected to guarantee a unique flavor, harmonious, balanced, and aromatic.

The Reserva of Romeo y Julieta is a unique product with an extremely limited production run of only 5,000 numbered cases, each containing 20 units.

Brands: Romeo y Julieta
Commercial name: Churchills Reserva Cosecha 2008
Factory name: Julieta No. 2
Measures: Cepo 47 (18,65 mm) x 178 mm in length
Presentation: 5.000 individually numbered exclusive cases with 20 units each.

Matthias Clock

Matthias Clock

Matthias founded Fine Tobacco NYC in 2010. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he enjoys spending his spare time discussing politics, playing the guitar and piano, teaching Argentine tango, and organizing New York's cigar events. Matthias discovered and fell in love with cigars in 2007.

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  • Kelvin Batista

    The Original R&J Churchill is a Cuban Classic and should be on every noobs “Cigars to Smoke List”. I cant wait to try the Reserva.

    • Matthias

      I’m excited too. I just never get around to smoking many Cubans, unfortunately.

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