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Stogie Reviews: Romeo y Julieta Vintage III

9 Jun 2006

After two underperforming smokes in my most recent reviews, I selected this robusto-sized Romeo y Julieto Vintage III from my humidor in hopes that I could buck the trend. I would not be disappointed.

The cigar had a silky light brown wrapper and was flawlessly constructed. With the classic looking dark red Romeo y Julieta band, it is truly a cigar to show off. But the stogie’s impressive performance did not end with appearance.

After I lit up and had my first taste, I immediately knew this cigar would be a “finger-burner” (meaning I wouldn’t want to put it down, even when it became too short to handle). This cigar had the far too rare quality of being both mild and full-flavored.

The cigar had a creamy, almost cappuccino flavor, with hints of cocoa that are just delicious. I’ve found that in the past it seems as though mild cigars tend to burn a little hot, but this stogie also bucked that trend with it’s cool, easy pull. Combined with its flawless even burn and steady ash, this cigar was a true joy to smoke.

At $130 for a box of 25, this cigar isn’t a bargain. But if you are looking to really indulge yourself or celebrate, the Romeo y Julieta Vintage III is worth every penny. That’s why I give this robusto a robust four and ½ out of five stogies.

-Patrick S


10 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Romeo y Julieta Vintage III”

  1. Patrick A Friday, June 9, 2006 at 9:23 am #

    I can also attest that this is one delicious smoke. Highly recommended!

  2. Matt Friday, June 9, 2006 at 10:25 am #

    Wow! You guys really like those Romeo y Julietas!

  3. mark Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:13 am # to cigars..tried helix blue and macanudo hampton courts..both were mild (helix milder), smooth, no hot burn to the smoke, no bitterness upon completion (1inch from end) or throughout..Can you recommend some cigars that would meet these requirements for a newbee? I can't handle the heavier, medium bodied cigars.especially if they burn hot with a bitter bite…

    Thanks guys!!

    PS. cost isn't an issue as long as they meet the criteria..

  4. Ken Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm #


    I would recommend the Punch Grand Cru or Oliva Connecticut. They are full flavored and smooth/creamy with at least 2-3 weeks of age. Generally, longer cigars don't burn as hot so try going Churchill or Lonsdale size to avoid the heat from the smoke, or just try smoking slower. Bitterness should be avoided with a quality, flavorful stick.

  5. Bill Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    I had one of these last night. Everything you say is true. It is a creamy tasty smoke. It was very mild though. Almost too mild for me and I generally like medium cigars. This size is fairly short too so it is not only mild but quick. I think next time I will buy the vintage in a longer and thicker size.

  6. Mindlock Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Smoking one now after the nice reminder that I had these stashed away… I admit its 7:23 AM and I read this review I immediately went to the humidor, made an new cup of coffee and lit up the cigar… I agree with the review one good smoke!

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