A Cigar With Good Vibes

The Romeo y Julieta is a classic looking habano smoke. This is a cigar that needs a good hour, with uninterrupted time in your favorite chair. I smoked it on a pleasant cooler Los Angeles afternoon. Impressive looking with an attractive wrapper with an oily feel. Let’s do it and smoke away.

130 mm, ring gauge 55 : Habano
It started with creamy note of chocolate and almonds. Very smooth and flavorful but I expected a more spicy start. Very easy draw, medium in scope, not much heat.
After the first third still very smooth and the nutty profile hangs with us. Medium with perhaps a slight pepper aftertaste.
As we approach the end of the smoke, the burn becomes uneven which impact the appearance for sure.
It also got somewhat bitter which knocked the overall experience down a peg.
Final thoughts:
Overall a top flight smoke with a couple of minor imperfections . Here are my final numbers and rating.
Appearance and construction :  4.0 out of 5
Flavor, taste and aroma:  4 out of 5
Overall impression: 4 out of 5
If this smoke is available grab it.

Davidoff Unveils Exclusive Corona FSG 20TH Anniversary

Since October 2014, Davidoff has been helping celebrate milestone anniversaries of its appointed merchants by producing limited edition cigars. In the case of Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando, Fla., Davidoff isn’t just making a cigar for the store’s 20th anniversary, it’s using some of owner Jeff Borysiewicz’s tobacco in the blend.

The Davidoff Exclusive Corona FSG 20th Anniversary is a 6 x 52 belicoso that uses a uniquely tailored blend of Florida Sun Grown and Dominican tobacco in the filler, bound with Mexican San Andrés Negro and wrapped in an Ecuador Connecticut Rojiza leaf. Davidoff noted that the Florida Sun Grown tobacco was reviewed and quality controlled under the same standards that every Davidoff product is held to, with the tobacco adding a spicy flavor and complexity. The cigar itself delivers a rich, full bodied profile with exceptional palate stimulation, according to a press release.

“We are very proud to be working with Davidoff and there is no way better to celebrate our 20 year milestone of becoming a leader in premium cigar retailing,” said Jeff Borysiewicz, president and founder of Corona Cigar Company, via a press release. “Our unique and exclusive Florida tobacco farm has truly allowed our company to come full circle as a premium cigar retailer as well as the world’s only grower of prized Florida cigar tobacco. We are excited to be able to share with fellow aficionados this unique Davidoff cigar that is blended with our 2014 crop of heirloom Florida Sumatra seed tobacco that was grown on our farm in Clermont, Florida.”

“The Borysiewicz family has been trusted colleagues of Davidoff for over 20 years,” noted Richard Krutick, vice president of marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA, adding that “as one of our largest partners, the collaboration to create a 20th Anniversary Exclusive Edition incorporating FSG was a natural decision. Davidoff and Jeff Borysiewicz share many of the same philosophies and principles regarding cigar retailing and tobacco cultivation. It’s important for Davidoff to support Jeff and his family in their efforts to grow and protect the premium cigar industry in the US.”

*Credit: Patrick Lagrid, Halfwheel