Go Back   Cigar Weekly Community Forums and Discussion Groups > Smoking Post > Cigar Reviews

Cigar Reviews This room is for organized blind reviews, individual reviews by CW Members and reviews entered into the database that the Editors feel are particularly well done.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-25-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
CJ3
Club Member
 
CJ3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: The hell called New York State
Posts: 2,899
Romeo y Julieta Lancero - $1.99 net per cigar

Prologue:

I’ll see your RyJ review and raise you one NC! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Geeezzz, that crazy $2 cigar guy has really lost it!” How can an RyJ qualify as a $2.00 cigar? Well, thanks to some of JR’s catalog deals, and some creative accounting, it can! I purchased a 25 count box of RyJ “Lancero’s” from the July/August catalog for $68.50. Now wait, you say, that’s $2.75 per cigar, and that’s without shipping! Hold on…Hold on….

Now, here’s the catch. The JR deal included a 12 count sampler free (with just S&H added). So, at a total of $73.75, including the shipping, for 37 cigars, that’s $1.99 per stick, almost exactly $2.00 per cigar! How’s that for the new math, huh? The “freebie” samplers were no slouches either, and certainly qualify to be counted into my net per cigar cost!

PRE-SMOKE:

Appearance and Construction: Score: 4 out of 5
Burn: Score: 4 out of 5
Draw: Score: 4 out of 5
Aroma: Score: 4 out of 5

Pre-Smoke Comments:

My RyJ 1875 Lancero was a 6.5 inch, 40 ring gauge, medium brown beauty, sporting a slightly coarse, and pimpled wrapper. A fine, straight, corona with a firm bunch and a slight give evenly along the length of the cigar. Sorta’ like a brown “dart” aimed right for my taste-buds!

A subtle, fragrant, aroma accompanies an easy pre-light draw that is just on the tight side of perfect. Just about what you’d expect from such a thin panatella. Generally not my first choice, as I prefer the Bully, but the relative affordability of the Lancero size sealed the deal for me when I ordered.

SMOKE:

Flavor: Score: 8 out of 10
Taste/Aftertaste: Score: 8 out of 10

Smoke Comments:

The smoke is deliciously fragrant and full, yet solidly medium-bodied. It’s almost like you’re “chewing” on the smoke with each puff. As though the flavor has a “texture” and depth to it. Fantastic blending for a domestic cigar, IMHO.

About halfway through my sample Lancero, the strength increases appropriately, as one might expect. However, the subtle spice and rich tobacco flavors are not overpowered at all. The cigar continues smooth and tasty right to the end!

SUMMARY:

Overall Quality: Score: 8 out of 10

Summary Comments:

What’s there to say about an RyJ 1875? A wonderful blend for those who like a medium bodied smoke with some subtleties and character in the flavor profile. That, and it’s all bound up in an undoubtedly medium bodied smoke that’s never bitter or harsh.

Is it the best NC cigar that $2 USD retail can (legally) buy? Well, if not, then it’s pretty damn close. Certainly, it’s a perfect illustration of what’s available to the bargain conscious, and patient cigar buyer!

FINAL RATING: 40 – 4 1/2 Stars, Outstanding
__________________
Charter Member, MCLC
Making others green with envy
CJ3 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:43 PM.