Developed in 1875, this brand of Cuban cigars immediately showed its quality by winning gold medals in four universal expositions between 1885 and 1900. Named for the lovers in William Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name (written circa 1596), the brand also is traditionally credited with the introduction of the “Churchill” shape in honour of the British statesman Winston Churchill. This full-flavoured Cuban cigar brand is one of the most widely known and appreciated in the world today.
Romeo y Julieta Romeo No. 3 belongs to the Romeo numbered series (from 1 to 3), all packaged in aluminum tubes and with origins dating back before the Castro revolution. The vitola de Galera is Coronita. A size used only by Partagas (Coronas Junior) and Punch (Petit Coronations).
The size of the Romeo y Julieta No. 3 may seem reassuring, the strength is slightly above the average of the Romeo numbered line and of the brand in general. However, it is not overpowering, and the flavors, albeit few, keep up with the strength. It is a somewhat rustic smoke, with bitter hints that intensify towards the end. Simple and unpretentious.