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Romeo y Julieta No.2

I don’t smoke that many Cuban cigars, I’m just not a fan of under fermented tobacco rolled by unmotivated rollers, hardly no quality control and full of lies about tobacco used. It’s a shame how the quality of Cuban cigars has declined in the last decade due to all the cut corners in the growing, fermenting, aging and producing the cigars combined with the mono culture and the lack of good fertilizer.

The cigar looks nice, a light colored but veiny wrapper. The cigar has a mild hay aroma. The predraw is surprisingly good and I get a fresh minty flavor, cigar doesn’t have knots or spongy areas, I might be lucky.

Toasty with some coffee is what I taste, but the cigar is also harsh. The flavors are a bit creamy. After a centimeter I get some pepper, some wood and all a bit harsh.

After a third a nasty chemical tar like flavor, it’s horrible, if it wasn’t for a review I would have tossed this cigar. Halfway it’s gets a bit better but it’s still not a pleasant smoke. I taste wood with still a bit tar and also mint.

Last third is missing that horrible flavor, which is a plus, but I can’t say that I really enjoy the cigar. Too harsh, some wood, some toast and pepper but way too harsh.

I get a nice amount of very light smoke, which is reasonably thick. The ash is silver gray and frayed. Burn is slightly crooked, but the draw is fine. The cigar lasted me 50 minutes.

Would I buy this again? No, another fine example why I hardly ever smoke Cubans.

Appearance: 7
Construction: 8
Draw: 8

Burn: 7
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 6
Aroma second part: 2

Aroma third part: 5

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Diplomaticos #2

This 6 inch ring 52 torpedo is supposedly a Montecristo second, but I liked it just as much as the real deal. It has a light stable aroma which is common amongst Cuban cigars. The construction is good just like the predraw and the band is very simple.
The recognizable leather that you find in most Cuban cigars is very noticeable available and is accompanied by some cedar wood. Soon it becomes a little creamy. The creaminess fades away but a light chocolate flavor returns. The classic Cuban leather is consistent though.
Halfway the cigar the ash breaks off and a warm creamy flavor appears, the leather disappears and the creaminess has a little chocolate flavor to it with some wood on the side.
This is a nice, full flavored medium to full bodied cigar which I could nub till the end. The smoke was sufficient, the draw was fine and the ash frayed. I had to correct the burn once or twice
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, it was a pleasant surprise

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Romeo y Julieta #2 tubos

Recently I bought a couple of boxes of Romeo y Julieta No.2 tubos from a bankruptcy auction, box code POS DIC06 which means that this 127mm ring 42 cigar is quite young, especially for a Romeo y Julieta who usually need some aging. The cigar looks a bit rough, medium brown oily wrapper with a manure and hay aroma. The construction isn’t superb, the draw is pretty tough.

The flavors are great, lots of complexity, lots of different flavors. It starts with leather and wood, but after 2 puffs the leather disappears and the wood becomes stronger. Pretty soon the leather returns with some cacao on the background. Halfway there is a distinct pepper with again cacao on the background. At the end of the cigar I could taste some herbs.

The cigar is medium to full bodied, the smoke starts with a light gray color but turns to white as the cigar progresses, the ash is dark but firm.

Would I buy this cigar again? I still have 3 boxes in my humidor.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 6 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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