Romeo Y Julieta Piramide Añejado 2008 Tasting

19 Jan


nfc capI received this cigar last week.

Having read both positive and negative opinions about it, I decided to smoke it at yesterday’s pharmacy cigar evening.

Supposedly these cigars – both the RyJ and the Montecristo Añejado line – were rolled in 2008 and then left to age in Havana to be released this year.

I personally saw the boxes, cigars and master cases in several Havana factories I visited during my last trip – see my post :

My tasting notes :

Very nutty, delicate cold draw – nice.

Very good draw, dry aromas, pleasant, very mild/light from the start, but could develop into a bigger punch.

OK from the start but nothing remarkable, let’s keep “nice” as the main characteristic …

I notice the bands are completely loose, funny for a newly banded cigar …

No marked progress in first third, remains very mild, no marked flavours to be distinguished, bland, dull. Maybe light cocoa, but very weak.

Ash very light, ash colour shows some age.

Still unremarkable in second third, not much improved. Hot air.

Switched beverages from Budweiser (original Pilsen, not the coloured US piss water ), to a 15 y.o. Glenlivet but it drowns the cigar despite it being a medium bodied Malt.

No progression or change in last third.

Conclusion : Not impressed, especially not at € 18 a pop.

Smoking time : 1:25 hrs.



7 Responses to “Romeo Y Julieta Piramide Añejado 2008 Tasting”

  1. gene 19/01/2015 at 17:41 #

    piss water? hey same to you

    • Nino Munoz 19/01/2015 at 18:54 #

      Ha !

      While the US now has many great local and micro-breweries producing good beers, I stand by my judgement of main-stream US beer being coloured piss water best drunk ice cold.

      You wanna start a pissing-contest …. 🙂

  2. Jukka Svahn 21/01/2015 at 12:39 #

    Never taste that Cigars, but soon in Habanos 2015 Festival ok:

    • Nino Munoz 21/01/2015 at 12:43 #

      Hi Jukka,

      yes, soon back in Havana.

      Will try another one or three of these new line cigars hoping for improvement … 🙂

      See you in Havana / Nino

  3. achmel nachmel 22/01/2015 at 13:50 #

    nice review … just allow me to note that original BUDWEISER comes from Ceske Budejovice not Pilsen though … which – in very fact – means from very little to nothing regarding the CIGAR REVIEW

    kind regards & enjoy this new cigar-baby (or nearly a school-boy when an ANEJADO …)

    • Nino Munoz 22/01/2015 at 14:04 #

      Thank you for the correction !

      I knew that Budweiser comes from Budvar but wrongly used Pilsen … too much beer 🙂

      The review is not really nice – I hardly review cigars, not my thing, but once in a while I take a few notes.

      I am sure others will disagree with my notes and I might find this particular cigar better next month in Havana …. we’ll see.

      Regards / Nino

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