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Romeo y Julieta Reserve

A dark addition to RyJ cigars. 

Romeo y Julieta was one of the original Cuban cigars, beginning their legacy as a world famous brand. Nowadays, the version most are familiar with is produced in the Dominican Republic by Altadis U.S.A, the maker of other famous brands like Montecristo. At hand today? A medium to full-bodied version of the Romeo brand, the Romeo y Julieta Reserve. 

Utilizing a robust blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua’s fertile soils to produce a full-bodied and full-flavored profile, this one’s sure to delight. The wrapper is a dark and oily Nicaraguan leaf, which conceals a long-filler mixture of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos secured by a Nicaraguan binder. The flavor is rich and robust, with earthy undertones and a smooth tobacco aftertaste. A peppery sweetness lingers after each puff, thanks to the thick wrapper. 

Like many of the other Romeo y Julieta cigars before it, Reserve has received a well-deserved 90-rating, noting: “This cigar is rich in color and in flavor, as its toasty smoke becomes full of coffee bean notes and hickory character without being overpowering.” 

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Overall Rating 4.45833333333333 out of 5 Based on 72 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Romeo y Julieta Reserve”

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5 out of 5
Great cigars!!
My wife bought these for my birthday and they didn't last long.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Nice 52 ring, smooth and always consistent in roll and burn. My #1 go to smoke.
5 out of 5
Great product with a Great
Great product with a Great Service !!
5 out of 5
Overall great experience with the
Overall great experience with the cigars and lighter I had ordered.
1 out of 5
Not worth the money
One of the worst cigars I have ever had, I do not know if they were old stock or not. None of the cigars would not stay lit, really bad tunneling and a horrible draw. Before you wonder or ask yes they are kept in a cigars refrigerator at 69 degrees along Cigar Oasis Ultra 2.0, set at 70%humidity so they had everything they needed. WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY
5 out of 5
smooth and dreamy
what a great buy and a great cigar. smooth smoke, great maduro flavor and what a great ash burn
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke Very enjoyable
5 out of 5
This full body flavor cigar is my hudbands favorite and a must on his Christmas wish list. The chocolate fisnish as he describes it is like no other he has found. I will say I think the smell is very good and have not minded his love of cigars.
5 out of 5
Consistently good
Go-to cigar, fuller flavor, even burn, good draw, smooth--plus great price!
4 out of 5
My top 5
This was the very first Romeo y Julieta cigar I've smoked and instantly liked it. I was amazed with the flavor and strength of the cigar. Wasn't too powerful but wasn't mellow either!
5 out of 5
Nice present for my husband
5 out of 5
Better than good
unique medium taste - great when I want a nice change
5 out of 5
Very good cigars..
Very good cigars..
3 out of 5
Cigars were tight and dry
3 of the 5 cigars were so tight that I couldn't finish them. Disappointing.
4 out of 5
RJ Reserves
A great smoke. burned even and smooth, cap did come off some when chewed to hard or got to wet when drawing. very good over all cigar tastes great and no bitter taste. I have order a few boxes so far well worth price. thanks CI.
5 out of 5
Happy with all the cigars received. Waiting for "Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro” as it shows back ordered Robusto and Torpedo.
5 out of 5
I love them
5 out of 5
Good Cigars
Thanks for your service CI
5 out of 5
Romeo reserve is a great
Romeo reserve is a great smoke and c.i. does a great job
5 out of 5
Great cigar at a great
Great cigar at a great price.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites sticks
One of my favorites sticks to smoke
5 out of 5
Always a good smoke. Dependable for so many years. Should be a staple in every humidor.
3 out of 5
Actually a good cigar. However the CI Knockoffs are just as good!
3 out of 5
Actually good cigar but no better than the no name that CI sells
4 out of 5
Enjoyable Smoke
This corona was a very enjoyable smoke. Medium to full bodied with good aroma. I would recommend it to friends.
1 out of 5
Stay away
Poorly made and tasteless.
5 out of 5
needing my cigars fast
I ordered my cigars i had them rushed got them when i was supposed to. All the cigars i ordered where excellent.
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar, just made
Very nice cigar, just made the switch from a long time go to treat, and very happy I did.
5 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta
I am quite satisfied with these cigars. Like most cigar smokers we have certain cigars we like better than others. I am a person who doesn't know that much about cigars and I usually try to stick to those cigars that I do know and like.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Hit the spot
Definitely worth the purchase. Loved these sticks
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2 out of 5
Romeo Julieta ReserveBelicoso
Cigar did not impress me as it dried out and pealed very quickly.
5 out of 5
Me likey.
Send more.
4 out of 5
Great cigars
Great business great CI!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar for the money
Definitely one of my favorites.
2 out of 5
Not a fan of the Toro BOc
Half of the cigars in this order would not stay lit and drew poorly. I would not order these again. Usually, the Romeo and Julietta is one of my 'go to' smokes so i was anticipating this box. I was disappointed.
5 out of 5
Such good tobacco in all Romeo and Julietas
3 out of 5
Mark K.
Burned a bit faster than I prefer. Half way through the stick the burn became uneven.
4 out of 5
Another good purchase from Cigars International
Have always been a Romeo y Julieta fan, and the Reserve Corona's have not disappointed. Nice texture, good burn rate and impressive taste.
4 out of 5
Cigar Review
Nice smoke. Medium strength. Nice burn . Held a long ash . I would definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
My personal fav
5 out of 5
After dinner sweetheart
Most reliable ,smooth and tasty draw
5 out of 5
First class cigar
Superior construction, even burn, full flavor. I had gotten away from them, glad I came back.
5 out of 5
Great smoke at a good price!
Great smooth smoke with a wrapper that holds up on the water or the golf course!
3 out of 5
They were okay
They were okay
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar for a great price.
5 out of 5
Plenty of flavor. Great construction.
Plenty of flavor. Great construction. A top smoke for the money
5 out of 5
good cigar
I really like this this cigars good flavor.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Thanks good Cigar
I purchased most of my cigars from Cigar Internasional
5 out of 5
A very good smoke, take your time with this Romeo.
Enjoyable smoke all the way through. Great way to compliment a meal, catching up on work, watching a game or spending time with good friends. Take it slow and turn everything off while you take this one from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar to keep on hand!
This is one of 3 sticks that I keep stocked up on. They're very consistent and easy to enjoy. I highly recommend that they're left in the humidor for 10 or more days before you light one up.
4 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta Reserve Belicoso
never lets down
5 out of 5
Best online cigar site, hands down
CI always has the best selection, best prices and I typically get my cigars delivered a day ahead of schedule. No reason to shop anywhere else.
5 out of 5
try a great cigar
my favorite smoke
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!
Great smoke!!
3 out of 5
half of my order wasn't rolled right so they burned hot. Just not very happy with this batch.
5 out of 5
RJ Reserve you will want more!
Smooth even burning, medium cigar. Good taste to the end. Well constructed, wrap even and tight. No relights needed. This was my third box have not had any bad sticks. Price is good for this well made and tasty cigar.
5 out of 5
Great service!
Great service!
5 out of 5
Excellent Service.... speedy delivery!!
I have been ordering cigars for my husband for about 5 years or so now through Cigars International. They have always been excellent to deal with and get the orders sent out quickly. Even when I had the orders sent to our APO address, they shipped out immediately upon receiving the order. Definately are a great company!!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Although a bit pricey, you for sure get what you pay for in this medium cigar.
2 out of 5
Cigar experiences
I’m often disappointed that the Romeo y Julietas are sometimes dry and cracked upon arrival. Also the quality seems varied.
5 out of 5
Romeo Julieta Reserve Corona
Great little smoke. Good draw and flavor.
5 out of 5
The best cigar you can
The best cigar you can find
3 out of 5
Problems R&J
this cigar has a problem with its tightness resulting Ina difficult draw. Always use a poker to open the draw which helps for an easier draw. I had this problem with another box of R&J reserve and sent it back. I will not buy another box of these cigars, it was not worth the money and doing all this work
5 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta Reserve
Smooth flavor and a great cigar
5 out of 5
great price and great service
great price and great service
4 out of 5
Best For the money
I prefer a large ring size and at 56 this cigar fits the bill. It has decent flavor and the draw is always perfect. My only complaint is that it burns unevenly.
5 out of 5
RYJ Reserve
A+ smoke! Great smooth taste, my favorite at a great price!!!
5 out of 5
Romeo Y Julieta Reserve
This is a fine cigar, good even burn, crisp taste. I enjoy this one on the porch where I can send time listing to the radio and smoking by best cigars. I usually get 45 to 60 minutes of enjoyment right to the end. Of course for the even burn attention must be given to lighting the cigar properly. I give this R&J a 95 rating from an old timer who has enjoyed cigars for 45 years +-. Thank you for the great service on all orders Gene
5 out of 5
Cigar smoking in Ohio
love the Toros in the habana reserve, I still like the 1875's but have been smoking the reserves more lately because of the price hike on the 1875's. The reserves seem to have a more consistent roll as far as the tightness goes, you get a better draw on them.
Customer Testimonials
I like these, but I always seem to have burn issues.
These were my go-to cigars for years, but after 3 boxes in a row of poor quality construction, I've had to give up and move on. I don't know what happened, but the last 3 boxes I purchased were uniformly loose packed and produced a very uneven burn. I'll come back to these, but only if R&J manage to get on top of the production quality issue they seem to be having.
Perfect everyday cigar. Good draw, even burn, and the smell.... Well, my wife even likes how the smell and she always complains when I light my gars up. Go FOR IT!
This is an update to my earlier review. After resting for a month, they just keep getting better. I had one at 8 months and Wow! Smooth and rich. Great smoke at a great price. These will be replacing my normal go to 1875. This review is for the 7x54.
Working my way through a Churchill on a Sunday afternoon in the Motor City. A few blemishes on the wrapper, but nothing serious. A smooth draw, razor sharp burn line and holding a one inch salt and pepper ash all the way down. Tastes of leather at first, then a consistent earthy taste, with a peppery aftertaste. Not a huge smoke output. Many reviewers have commented on relighting and tunneling issues. Mine had been in my humidor for three or four months, and my patience has been rewarded. Consistent, and quite satisfactory.
Lovely in appearance and delicious in taste. A great cigar indeed. Burns evenly and leaves a nutty flavor on the palate.
Very tasty cigar and the price is great. Smokes as a quick work cigar or as an evening cigar. Its very diverse like that.
Nice stick, perfect burn all the way to the nub. Flavor was consistent all the way through.
The 6" x 56 Toro is in my top five cigars with taste, burn and ash, for me it has it all. I highly recommend this stick. try it you might just like it. Oh yes the CI price is great too.
The R y J Reserve is an excellent smoke from start to finish. I was very surprised at how good it was. Excellent draw with consistent notes all the way through it. I typically buy the R y J 1875 Havoc and now I will be adding the Reserve to my purchase list. Try it and you wont be sorry. This is an excellent cigar.
The Churchill was an excellent smoke and a very good bargain at the sale price especially. More on the medium side than mild, had a great flavor that was pretty consistent during the long even burn. Had to interrupted the smoke so let it go out and was just as good on the relight. Lots of flavorful smoke and good draw. Highly recommended.
Rec'd a 5 pack in a sampler. Smoked two so far and was not impressed with the construction. First third burned well and tasted good, but about 3 inches in it began to go mushy and wanted to tunnel. Tried to save it a few times, but was unsuccessful and the taste just got nasty. Buying a 7" stick and being able to only smoke 3" of it is a waste of money.
I normally enjoy these, but the quality on my last box was very poor with a majority of the cigars so loosely rolled that the burn was uneven and the smoke very hot from the second half of the cigar on. Don't know what's going on with Romeo & Julieta quality control but I'll be trying a different smoke for a while
Bought one from a BM yesterday. Had to re-lite 4 times. Uneven burn for the first 2 inches then evened out. The flavor was very good however. For the price CI has them I just picked up 5. I strongly feel the BM Store had horrible too high humidity in their walk in. I'm going to let these rest a good month in my humi unwrapped at 65%. I'll update then, but again the flavor was really really good. I'm blaming the burn and re-light issues on the store.
Got a 5 pack of the Habano wrapped Churchills in a sampler and experienced the same result as one of the previous reviewer had. The draw was impossible. Required numerous relights because the wrapper would not burn as fast as the filler. Exceedingly frustrating smoke. Because of the burn issue the taste was dry. Will not buy these again
aroma is great, flavor is spot on, problem? it would not burn correctly..the wrapper never catched up, had to help is by lightning the bottom half 3 times and it went out on me twice..such a shame cause its a beautiful stick..i have 4 more in the humi and hope those will burn better but for now i have to give it 1 out of 5 stars..
Normaly, Romeo y Julieta is my go-to brand, for the quality and mainly the price tag. I normally smoke the Robusto or the Churchill, but my friend bought me the Belicoso from Specs on a whim. I don't know what the disconnect between these was, but I found it around 2/3 through the stick. When I started, I easily drew a mouthfull of smoke. It had a slightly spiced taste until about half way down. Then it seems like disaster struck. All of a sudden, the smoke went to a foul tart/bitter aftertaste. The last third was unsmokable. I had my friend take a drag and he agreed. I snubbed it and had to finish his Rocky Patel to get the foul taste out of my mouth. Love the brand, would not buy the Belicoso again.
This cigar, for me, is hands down the best cigar on the market! It has real tasty leathery notes with some spice towards the end, and burns well. Please don't buy any as it makes it hard for me to get them.
Buyer Beware!!! Terrible experience with the Churchill. I received 5 in a sampler and could only smoke one of them. The others either had a draw too tight to smoke (or keep lit) or the wrapper was too fragile to hold together. I had high hopes for this cigar. It looks great and has a great price, but buying these would be a total waste of money.
These are my favorites, the best premium cigar for the money, period.
A very good smoke. My brother and I played a round the other day right after receiving them and both were superbly....
Great cigar.
Had the robusto last night. Great cigar for the money - cofee, earth and bitter dark chocolate for days. I did have to re-light a few times, but hey, this is a $5 cigar that delivers great flavor. I'll be buying a box to keep around for an everyday smoke / a smoke for friends. Even my girlfriend liked this one!
Man, I could puff these babies all day long! And at CI's prices, I just might.
I bought the Churchills in a sampler. No problem at all with the burn or the draw, but it's not an overly-complex smoke.
The first couple of boxes I bought were good, especially the first box. The third and last I will buy was bad. Did not burn evenly.
This tastes like a good 'cigar' and like tobacco. Forget about nuts, toast, and whatever crack-pot lemony, pallete and other bs lingo you read about for the boutique cigar culture. It is a cigar, tastes like a cigar, and a damned good one. It burns true, even, plenty of smoke and draw. Get the whole box. It's comparably well worth the money.
Excellent cigar! Smooth and plenty of rich smoke. Consider that they go for $170 on Thompson (pg 32 of the April 2013 catalog), they're unbeatable for $100 here!
Nice cigar. Had some issues with the draw with the Churchill. Actually had to take a steak knife and make a little x in the head. Even doing that I had to relight three times. I would definitely recommend it in a smaller size.
I love these cigars, and I will make a place in my humidor for them. They were included in one of the samplers, and CI knew what they were doing. I smoke the Churchill, and they are well worth every dollar. It's my desire to try some of the other blends of Romeo Y Julieta in the future.
Love the Toro, but the Churchill is hard to draw.
Romeo and Julieta is known for making several of the best churchills on the market. This Habana reserve has an excellent draw and has consistent flavors of earth spice and cream from start to finish. It is a solid hour of delicious smoke and an excellent choice for those of us who never like to put a cigar down.
I'm a fan of Medium bodied cigars, Rocky Patel 1992 remains my favorite, but these are my second favorite. Why? Well, the flavor is unique. They are nothing like the other Romeos. I can't quite pin it down, but a great draw. A medium body with plenty of flavor. I love them!
A Medium Bodied Creamy Tasting Cigar, Perfect For Anyone's Humidor.
Very nice smoke, smooth and full of flavor. Hard to beat these especially at the prices here. These burn really well, nice solid ash, hardly ever haver to touch em up. This is my go-to smoke.
the belicoso is my everyday stick, very reliable taste and burn. Actually, several women, including a tobacco waitress at Richmond's Tobacco Factory restaurant, have remarked at how good it smells. Also, I cannot remember having any problems at all with staying lit.
I have two sizes of these, the Toro and Belicoso. I purchased the Toros first and they are very good in taste. The first two had "tunnels" running half way through them so I had to plug those with ash as I smoked. The Belicosos have a different taste. They aren't as good to me as they leave an "after taste." They are good enough though. To me, there are much better smokes for the money out there but everyone's taste is different.
Bought a R&J Habana Reserve at a local shop. Got it in a churchill. Excellent aroma out of the package,even burn,great aroma,but I had a terrible draw and it went out many times. Not much to the finish either but I like a little more flavor on the palate.
I bought a Toro today at a local cigar store,paid $6.00 for it. Glad my wife wasn't with me. This is the finest cigar I've smoked, I'm new at handmades and still trying to learn the flavors of what i'm smoking. There's nothing to learn with this Hanbano it was great and i'm craveing another as i'm typing this. I checked the prices for a box on other web sites. CI you are the lowest. I'll save my $ and buy a box from you. I recommend this R&J Habano to anyone and Buy it from you CI.
I wrote a comment earlier. On the R&J Habana Reserve. I paid $6.00 at a local cigar store today. I checked your price and others on the web. CI you did it again Your price per cigar from a box of 27 is $3.18. Thats 50% off of what I paid at the store. Thank You. "I'll Be Back" and when I do I'm buying a box of the R&J Habana Reserve. Their Fantastic!
I smoke alot of cigars, this habano is excellent. Two of my gar buddies and I split a box and we all agree at this price this is our everyday cigar. I have lit once every stick and have not had to light again. CI has done it again with the best price around. The draw and flavor excellent, has nice pre-light spice and very smooooth! Puffaliousious!
I usually smoke the Reserve Real but thought I'd buy a few of the Habana Reserves and give them a try. I really enjoyed this cigar. I thought the draw was smooth and I had no problem keeping this cigar going. It was mild to medium and very enjoyable. One of my new favorites from R & J. I'll be keeping these stocked in my humidor.
I bought one of these at the local cig store thinking it would be a good everyday smoke. The wrapper was smooth and tasty as it burned evenly all the way down to the nub. It has a medium to full flavor (which I like) and pleased all the way through. CI has the best prices on the market so buy a box and try one.
TOTALLY agree with the last 2 gentlemen. It started ok and went down hill. Even though the flavor was good I hate having to babysit a cigar by re-lighting it 5-6 times and it refuses to burn. Oh well you win some you lose some and hopefully with age they will get better.
I read some reviews on these cigars on a number of sites prior to buying a box of Robustos and although the flavor is there.. I have had a bear of a time with their draw. I am disappointed with whomever rolled the first two of these I smoked out of the box. I even tried lancing the second cigar pre-light to get more air thru, but by the time I was half way through the cigar I would have to puff 3-4 times to get any smoke out. I hope the remainder of the box is not so tight, but I am not optimistic.
My friend and I each bought one of these at a store in Newport. The man in the humidor suggested them to us and they were at a decent price. When we first started smoking them they were fine. I have had better but they were good. After we each dropped our first ash we started having problems. The wrapper stopped burning and just the inside was. We tried to fix it and it just wasn't working. This turned out to be one of the worst smokes I've ever had. It could have just been ours or it could have been the breeze (which wasn't very strong at all). But I will not buy these again.
R & J had done it again! This is a fantastic (Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve) offering from one of the most prolific brands on the market, and certainly one of the most well loved and for good reason. This Habano is just ooooozing with flavor, from the velvety No. 3 wrapper does not bely the complex flavors of its consistent draw, to its flowery, almost buttery smooth bouquet... this is an awesome stick, and reasonably priced to which makes it even more a joy to burn one back. My rate this stick: 89
WOW!!! I picked up A Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve to smoke in the car, just because I have tried every other R&J blend. This Habana Reserve is truly one of the tastiest blends I've had, hands down. I decided to try it while on my usual rounds at work, so I let it go out at each of my 3 stops. Each time I relit it, it was just as good as the first puff. Truly a "yummy" cigar. I forsee many box purchases of this blend in my future.
Don’t let the price of this R&J Cigar dissuade you cigar snobs from making a smart choice. I am not a huge R&J fan but this Habana Reserve is making one of me. This is a very aromatic cigar that is both earthy with strong hints of leather. It is well constructed with a great draw and a very even burn. Regardless of the occasion, this cigar is absolutely a great addition to any humidor. Just remember to remove the price tag so your associates wont think your cheap…just a fine judge of cigars.
I hope smokers don't find out about these. Great smoke for the money. (Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve) For an everyday smoke...they are unbeatable. Silky feel...amazing look...great taste. If you can beat these...I would love to know how
Best RyJ by far, (Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve) and the best bang-for-your-buck cigar out there. The Corona was a very nutty, earthy tobacco taste from start to finish. Not the most complex cigar, but has a very similar flavor profile to some "Island" cigars. Highly recommended if you ask me!!
As a long time R&J smoker, I can honestly say that these (Habana) "Reserves" are just about the best non-cuban smokes I've ever had. Medium body smokes that deliver a smooth even flavor from start to finish. Can't get enough of em........

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