James & Sons has received its first shipment of the new Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan cigars, a well-blended beauty produced by Nestor Andrés Plasencia’s fifth-generation tobacco company, which moved from Cuba after the 1959 revolution. Placencia produces a cigars for a large number or brands, including Alec Bradley, Casa Magna, Ghurka, Nestor, Padilla, and Rocky Patel, among others.
The Romeo & Juliet 1875 Nicaraguan is finely constructed, with tight, smooth seams and well-pressed veins. The Nicaraguan Romeo is beautifully presented in an attractive orange and white double band with gold lettering and comes in four sizes, including the Bully (5”x50), Toro (6”x50, Churchill (7”x52), and Magnum (6”x60).
The flavors start off with complexity, with rich notes of cedar, toasted wood, black pepper, and reoccurring creaminess. Some may detect a hint of pleasant earthiness or hay as well. The cigar never gets above medium bodied, so it will appeal to most smokers.
The draw is perfect and the cigar produces a good amount of smoke. The burn is somewhat wavy, but not requiring not requiring any relights, and the ash is firm.
Overall, this is one of the best recent releases from Romeo J Juliet and comes at an affordable price.