The Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs is a great medium Cuban cigar that is perfect for a short and flavorful smoke.
• Complex cigar, with classic Romeo y Julieta floral aromas, mixed with woody, leathery flavors and some sweetness here and there.
• 2 or 3 years of aging are recommended to reveal the full potential of this cigar.
This Romeo y Julieta is simply an affordable and very tasty every day smoke.
Length: 129mm (5.1 inches)
Ring gauge: 42
Shape: Petit Corona
The cigar is looking great; it is tightly rolled and packed uniformly from the head to the foot. The wrapper has a consistent medium brown color, a few veins are visible but the seams are perfect and the triple cap is beautiful. On the wrapper, a nice oil sheen of oil is also visible.
Before lighting up
At cold, the wrapper smells of leather and chocolate. The pre-light draw gives some deep flavors of earth and of leather. There are also hints of floral characteristics.
Once cut, the draw is rather firm, but not hampering the smoking experience. Once lit, the Mille Fleurs is generating a lot of velvety smoke, and the finish is short, very fresh and herbal. There are notes of grass and hay on the nose. The cigar is burning well, a little bit wavy at times, only one or two touch-ups are required to correct it. The ash holds on firmly at the foot.
When lighting up the cigar, a rich flavor of leather reaches the palate, mixed up with some earthy, grassy and hay notes. Further on, the classic Cuban cedar taste joins the mix, along with some chocolate, while some sweetness also develops, with some hints of caramel, or floral sweetness. There is also just a bit of pepper and spices on the finish. The body is right at the medium level.
In the middle third, the dominant flavors are still of leather, wood and bitter chocolate. There are also some notes of coffee and of vanilla. The strength hasn’t changed and it is very pleasant to smoke this Mille Fleurs.
In the final third, the leather is still dominant while the cedar and the other flavors from the middle third recede in the background. One noticeable change is the addition of a creamy chocolate note.
In summary, it is a great everyday smoke as it is cheap and also ages very well.
45 – 60 Minutes