The 7 x 50 Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Churchill cigar is a softer, milder, and creamier version of the classic Romeo Y Julieta we have come to know and love. Going from the original tried-and-true recipe, Altadis introduced a hint of Nicaraguan tobacco into the filler and added more flavor with a Nicaraguan binder. The shining moment with a Reserva Real, though, is the silky, light brown Connecticut-shade Ecuadorian wrapper. The flavor which this wrapper imparts on the cigar is truly transforming. What was once a classic, the Reserva Real feels less like a simple change but a rebirth for a new generation.
Reserva Real Churchill is adorned with a beautiful red band reminiscent of the 1875 classic Romeo Y Julieta with an added red and gold secondary band proclaiming the name. This cigar not only looks wonderful but it smokes just as well. Voluminous puffs of smoke seem to occur almost instantaneously with lighting. Although listed at the mild-to-medium strength scale, the Reserva Real is certainly not lacking in flavor. The burn could not be better, and the draw is smooth and easy all the way to the nub. The only thing we found we wanted with the Reserva Real was more.
Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real is a wonderful new iteration of the classic 1875 brand. Still retaining the perfect construction and quality that smokers worldwide have come to expect, Reserva Real brings a smoothness which needs to be experienced. A perfect morning cigar, this would be great for those early tee times. If you are looking for just a bit more strength, the Reserva Real Maduro is a fantastic alternative.