The Fabulous Full-Bodied Romeo 505 Nicaragua Cigars
When one thinks of the famous Romeo y Julieta cigar, Cuba and the Dominican Republic often come to mind. However, now you can add another country into the equation, with the Romeo 505 Nicaragua. This is not only the first Romeo blend made in Nicaragua, but it also contains 100% Nicaraguan tobacco. Hardcore Romeo y Julieta fans may dispute this claim with the RyJ by Romeo y Julieta cigar which debuted in 2013. Yes, it also consisted of only Nicaraguan tobaccos, but it was produced in Honduras— so even though they tasted great and looked the part, those beauties don’t count!
The cigars are a joint venture between Altadis U.S.A. and the famous Plasencia cigar family, and, if you have a modicum of knowledge about premium handmade cigars, you know that nobody makes Nicaraguan cigars better than these two industry titans! Toss in the legendary Altadis Grupo de Maestros who blend and roll these gems, and you have a trifecta of talent rarely found in the release of a new brand.
Plasencia and Altadis are certainly not strangers to each other, because this is the third time in recent years that they have collaborated on a Nicaraguan tobacco project. The first was for the Montecristo Espada in 2014 followed up with the Espada by Montecristo Estoque. Both of those Monte line extensions were highly rated by industry experts and the regular cigar-smoking community alike.
Romeo 505 Nicaragua cigars come dressed to impress with a sleek and oily Habano seed wrapper expertly box-pressed over a Nicaraguan binder and aged fillers from Jalapa, Estelí, and Condega— Three of the most fertile growing regions in the country. This richer, bolder Romeo is a splendid full-bodied indulgence brimming with cedar, savory leather, and hints of roasted peanuts and black pepper that represent the best characteristics that Nicaraguan tobaccos have to offer.
Brilliant orange and black boxes with matching full-length bands tell you that 505 isn’t your dads Romeo, but that was the plan because Plasencia and Altadis U.S.A wanted to create a modern and edgy rendition that would appeal to contemporary smokers while still retaining the brands’ timeless Cuban heritage for the old-school crowd.
Available in five popular big-ring sizes, your ideal Romeo 505 Nicaragua cigar is just a mouse click away on the JR Website.