Altadis USA has been giving new life to its brands. In recent years, the company has been adding new blends to its portfolio. Examples are the Saint Luis Rey Gen 2, H. Upmann The Banker, Montecristo Espada and the RyJ by Romeo y Julieta the last two being Nicaraguan takes on the classic Dominicans. Altadis USA has come up with yet another new take on Romeo. It is the new Romeo Añejo.
The regular Romeo’s come in a red box, this new Añejo is distinguished by its brown box. According to the company, this newest release from Romeo y Julieta is rich and robust with subtle notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Its blend uses a hearty mix of double fermented vintage Nicaraguan and Honduran sun-grown tobaccos that were aged in special cedar cajones. The wrapper is Connecticut Broadleaf from 2010 and the binder is a 2008 vintage Dominican Olor…the fillers are from 2009. The Añejo will come in three sizes—Robusto at 5” x 54, Toro at 6” x 54 and a Piramide at 6.125’ x 52. The retail price for them will be from $8.75 to $9.25. They should be shipped in the next week or so.