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Romeo y Julieta Viejo

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A gorgeous little number.

Romeo's Viejo is, for many customers, one of the top Romeo y Julieta blends there is. Its super-smooth, thick, slightly toothy maduro wrapper - grown in the famed San Andres Valley of Mexico - features an oily sheen and triple cap, while the subtle square-press presentation feels great in the hand and adds to the anticipation. The flavor is dependable and consistent throughout: mellow and smooth from start to finish, highlighted by some richness, hints of caramel and a faint sweet woody note. The aftertaste is very pleasant, while the draw is effortless and pumps out voluminous clouds of smoke. Of the myriad Romeo y Julieta blends, to me this gorgeous little number is hands-down the best.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
'B' (belicoso) (6.1"x52)BOX OF 20 In Stock $192.00$140.00
5-PACK In Stock $48.00$35.00
'B' + Cutter (Belicoso) (6.1"x52)BOX OF 20 In Stock $192.00$145.00
'C' (churchill) (7.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $180.00$135.00
5-PACK In Stock $45.00$35.00
'C' + Cutter (Churchill) (7.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $180.00$140.00
'E' (epicure) (Toro) (6.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $156.00$120.00
5-PACK In Stock $39.00$30.00
'E' + Cutter (Toro) (6.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $156.00$125.00
'R' (robusto) (5.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $144.00$110.00
5-PACK In Stock $36.00$28.00
'R' + Cutter (Robusto) (5.0"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $144.00$115.00
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Customer Reviews of “Romeo y Julieta Viejo”
I finally was able to smoke the Vitola 'B'... The appearance is smooth, oily, and and downright sexy. Nice amount of tobacco in this one, and no gaps or soft spots. It burns nice & easy, with that characteristic R & J white ash. The rain forced me to extinguish this stick well before it deserved to be. This Vitola lights with a bit of pepper, that subsies fairly quickly, leaving you with Espresso, and a bit of leather. A slight reminder of the R & J Cuban churchill. After about an inch into the smoke, the sweetness of the maduro was complimented by a bit of creaminess, black pepper, and some cinnamon. This one is nice and chewy. I would have nubbed this one had the rain kept to a drizzle, but no such luck. I had to lay her down, regretfully so... "Parting is such sweet sorrow..."
PA of Sewell, NJ
A nice looking stick (Romeo y Julieta Viejo). The wrapper is thick, toothy, and appears to have some age on it. Makes you want to smoke it right away! Very nice maduro flavors out of this one. NOOOOOOO harshness at all from this stick. A very smooth smoke. Got some coffee notes in there. Produced a very good amount of smoke. I would say its firmly a medium bodied stick. Burned straight as an arrow and required NO touch ups. Lit this thing and didn't touch it the rest of the way. Great stick. Would love to invest in a box. I could imagine what a year or two would do to these beauties.
PM of Willis, MI
Fine (Romeo y Julieta Viejo)
TS of Gloucester, NJ
I was shocked at how good this cigar (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) is...really shocked. Honest to God, I want to eat this cigar every time I light up....I don't just smoke it to the nub, I smoke it until it's a tattoo on my thumb and forefinger. My new favorite cigar!! Im constantly ordering them so I have a fresh batch marinating in my humidor. The taste is indescribably good. Smooth as wife's bottom. Bravo Romeo Y Julieta!!!
PK of Bloomingdale, IL
Steve-o {the o stands for, "oh my god"}.. how right you are! These RyJ Viejo are just otta sight. Sweet, creamy, earthy and yes a hint of the peanut..man what a smoke. Another in the regular rotation, way to go Steve-O.
VB of San Francisco, CA
What can I say? These are awesome (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) . I got myself Vitola B, and love them. I'm going to have to pick up a box of each. My new favorite smoke.
AP of Chester, VA
WOW! The second you open the box it is a great smell and after you somke one it will become your favorite! (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) By far one of the best cigars I have enjoyed!
BS of Mount Vernon, WA
WOW! This cigar is amazing! (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) I have smoked other Romeo y Julieta's before, but this one is sure a treat! Smooth the whole way down, and tasty as well!
LB of Saint Cloud, MN
The R y J Viejo...an excellent cigar. If you think 'excellent' in all respects, simply apply it to the Viejo. "Strong" enough to please the full-flavoured contingent but 'gentle' enough for the rest. Beautifully made, as you might expect from a Romeo, very nice flavour....wonderful cigar. Don't miss it.
MC of Leesburg, VA
How's this; I received a 5-pack of "E" (Romeo and Julieta Viejo) on Monday and smoked two that night and one Tuesday and ordered a box of 'em Wednesday. I usually prefer full bodied but this is incredible. I would call it mild but there is way too much flavor so medium it is. Perfect construction/draw that produces billows of smoke that to my nose is like cookies in the oven. Great balance, not overly complex but enough layers of flavor to captivate. Between this and the CAO 'VR' I'm gonna go broke! Whatever your tastes I cannot imagine any herfer not enjoying the shit outta this!
RM of Las Vegas, NV
Just finished my first E 6x54. I most enjoy ring sizes from 46 to 50. This pressed 54 feels perfect. It really looks beautiful, with that sheeny dark brown. Hard to believe mild but still VERY flavorful. The draw ,ash and clouds of smoke PERFECT. Not an Opus but a magnificent $5 cigar. It just made it into by four rotation!
RI of Williston Park, NY
This was an excellent but deceptive cigar (Romeo y Julieta Viejo). First off, after I punched the top of the "c" a whopping 7 by 54 it appeared the draw would be very hard. Not so!! It drew beautifully and burned cool till the end. Secondly, it is very dark and lush yet, it is a very mellow cigar. I savored every draw with creamy goodness, yes even the subtle taste of caramel on the palate. A definate winner, try this you wont be dissapointed.
VV of Ptampa, FL
Some turned out to be pretty good, I thought because I let them age a bit in my humidor. I was going to change my review then I smoked another sour one.
SS of Rego Park , NY
I have to tell you, I love this Cigar (Romeo y Julieta Viejo). I bought the sample pack a few weeks ago when it was on special, and was instantly hooked! This is my new favorite! Romeo y Julieta Viejo, I strongly recomend it. very smooth, and creamy. Great flavor. I just ordered a box!
AR of Duvall, WA
I ordered a box before I could even finish this thing (Romeo y Julieta Viejo). It's that good. Super creamy and smooth. I seriously almost burned my lips trying to squeeze every last ounce out of this cigar. My new favorite. Perfect for all occasions.
BL of Sparta, WI
The Romeo y Julieta Viejo is an excellent cigar. I have had the pleasure of smoking the churchill size of the Cuban RyJ cigars on a number of occasions. This cigar is every bit as tasty. I will be ordering a box soon to refill my humidor.
JJ of Monclova, OH
Already a fan of (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) , I was quite taken by the 'Viejo'. All the previous reviews are dead-on as to rich flavor, almost creamy texture and abundant smoke. Unlike some of my other stick afficionados, I am at a loss with anything beyond a medium strength smoke. That said, I still didn't find any of the 'Viejo' Indians overwhelming in the least. Suprisingly I didn't see this line extension listed on the current Altadis website when I sought to learn more about it. All its brethren makes, however, were covered copiously. Odd? Regardless and in conclusion, I will be a regular imbiber of this new delight. Bravo!
WT of Weaverville, NC
I must have got a sour 5 pack then, I was very disappointed, produced very little smoke, had sour taste to em, smoked 3 of the 5 pack then trashed the last 2, I will not buy them again.
KD of Port Neches, TX
What a great smoke! Physically attractive, good hand feel, excellent construction, super-slow burn that stays lit, and the list goes on. The taste bouquet is wonderful and consistent throughout, producing nuances of dark chocolate and coffee, predominantly, and the aftertaste is reminiscent of the aftertaste left by a good, well brewed coffee. The strength of the cigar is also consistent, remaining smooth and mellow from foot to head. If there is anything worthy of critique, it is that the flavor nuances are just that... nuances; it takes a good bit of concentration to pick out the various flavors on the palate. Nevertheless, R&J's Viejo is an all-around solid smoke.
JK of Chicago, IL
This cigar really made me believe (Romeo y Julieta Viejo) that there are cigars just as good,if not, better than Cubans here in the states, Why break the law, when you can legally smoke a great cigar .
LU of Seattle, WA
Absolutely great cigar!
PA of Highland, CA
Whenever I am lucky enough to smoke a Habano, I always come away saying it was the best cigar I ever had, other then those occasianal Cubans, the Viejo is the best cigar I ever had. Smooth, flavorful, good looking, even smoking and nice to hold. It's Romeo y Julieta's best.
RC of Maywood, NJ
The R&J Viejo is a wonderfully smooth stick. I've introduced several associates to this stick and they love it every time. While it looks like it's going to be over powering,it's just the opposite. Nice mellow smoke without the bite. I taste a bit of coffee mixed with some coco and a splash of sweet vermouth. I always have a stock of them in my humi.
RS of San Jose, CA
The Viejo is a delicious cigar. It is nice and meaty with a very good aroma.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA

Romeo y Julieta Viejo

Posted by Keith
Every time I’m at some kind of function or party that my wife drags me to, amidst other pleasantries someone always seems to ask the obligatory question of what I do for a living. Once in a while, the questioner is a genuine cigar guy, or a genuine cigar guy’s wife. The rest of the time, their reactions to my reply invariably fall into one of 3 categories:
 
1) “Wow I didn’t know people smoke cigars anymore. Weren’t they popular 10 years ago and then disappeared?”
2) Disgust, ranging from mockery to scorn. As if I just clubbed two baby seals right then and there.
3) Fella who consumes a cigar once-a-year saying he loves cigars. Usually accompanied by Restless Mouth Syndrome affliction: “Got any Cubans? I smoke cigars all the time. My favorites are Mackonoodle and Caheebos. Have any samples? How about that Monica Lewinsky, eh? Har har har.”
 
I’ve always thought of Romeo y Julieta as brand you generally stock in your humidor to have handy for the Restless Mouth Syndrome type of fella - highly recognizable brand name, mild in body and, depending on which blend, a reasonable price to boot. But recently a few solid additions to the Romeo lineup have elevated this brand in the minds of cigar nuts, notably Reserve Maduro, Real, and my favorite, Romeo Viejo. Why Viejo? For the most part, Romeo blends tend to be pretty mild. Viejo offers a solid flavor profile with some meat on its bones.
 
Now, I'm barely fluent in English, but with my little bit of Spanish lingo, Viejo means old. A fitting name, since the tobaccos are extensively aged. But it was also back to the brand’s Cuban roots with the old school packaging: simple but elegant cabinet-style, slide-top wooden boxes and traditional gold rectangle Romeo y Julieta bands of yore.
 
Cello off and in the hand, this baby is positively drool-inducing. It’s seriously box-pressed with crisp corners and adorned with a lovely, deep, dark candy-bar looking maduro wrapper. This lovely leaf hails from the lush San Andreas Valley of Mexico. Moist with plenty of sweetness on the tongue, I’m mclovin’ the pre-light. Inch one is relatively uneventful but the burn is spot-on and the draw impeccable. The smoke is relatively thin but it releases enjoyably copious quantities with each puff. The initial taste I would characterize as heavy spice through the nose but only a touch on the tongue – the spice quickly mellows into a smooth, cool smoke. The body remains medium and the flavor pleasant yet subtle. Notes of smoked wood and the subdued spicy-sweetness remain noticeable. As the cigar burns down, I keep waiting for a big finale – for the cigar to burst with richness – but ultimately was let down on that front.
 
In sum: RyJ Viejo burns as straight as an arrow, smokes cool and slow, and is smooth with good flavor. Downside, it’s a touch one-dimensional. My expectations were perhaps too high based on its appearance and promise. But a straightforward, unchanging flavor profile is often just what the doctor ordered. In fact this is an ideal golf cigar – richness but not too heady, nice thick wrapper, burns true, with flavor that’s consistent throughout. So if you're looking for a well-made, smooth maduro for 5 to 6 bucks – Viejo is your huckleberry.

Romeo y Julieta Viejo

Posted by Steve R
The Romeo y Julieta Bully was one of the first cigars I ever had. It was about 9 or 10 years ago. I was in Mexico and forcing down my 4th or 5th Corona of the morning. (Before you ask, I brought my own cigars. Never buy smokes in Mexico!) I lit up a Bully from the 1875 line, Romeo’s top-selling blend. It was good...mild enough for a new guy like me to enjoy with enough flavor to make me really excited about premium cigars. It paired nicely with an empty-stomach morning of partly flavored water.
 
Fast forward to the present. 1875 is still Romeo’s top-selling blend, but our relationship has changed. My palate has grown more demanding, wanting fuller-bodied cigars with a deep array of flavor. I’ve tried every Romeo the Dominican Republic has to offer, but haven’t found one that meets both of these requirements. Now there's the Viejo. A dark, oily, box-pressed Romeo y Julieta that captivated me upon first glance.
 
The Viejo feels great in my hand. It’s heavy and the box-press is slight, contributing to a very comfortable feel. The wrapper is smooth and consistent in color with a little tooth poking through, while the pre-light aroma has a sweet, syrupy quality. The thick maduro wrapper makes me want to take a bite out of the cigar, and I often find myself chomping down on it with each puff. Flavorwise, Viejo is very appealing. The blend is not overly complex, but the Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers are nicely balanced, promoting a smooth and steady flavor from start to finish. Ultimately rich and 'bready' in character, I find subtle hints of wood take center stage, with a supporting cast of caramel undertones and a somewhat sweet aftertaste. Adding to the enjoyment are the pillows of smoke that envelop my palate and linger above my head. I consider this cigar to be medium in body, but surprisingly satisfying. I look forward to more after a generous meal and tasty cordial of aged port.

I may be a huge fan of boutique cigars due to the diversity each maker offers, but the Romeo y Julieta Viejo gives me new faith in one of the industry’s oldest names. Do not confuse this cigar with the Romeo Reserve Maduro...they’re light-years apart. One smells and tastes like feet, the other soothes the restless beast inside.
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