Name: Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet
Size: 6 x 52
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian
Wrapper Leaf: Connecticut
Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan
Price: $ 4.15 per stick with box purchase
The Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet is not one that you are going to see around many shops. The House of Capulet and its counterpart House of Montague, which most of you already know are namesakes of the famed Shakespearean play, are exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop. Romeo Y Julieta went all out with the dressing of these cigars. Sporting an elaborately designed, three-piece band that includes a beautifully frosted full body centerpiece.
After removing all three bands, a soft, slightly veiny natural shade Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper appears, showcasing a firmly packed body with tight invisible seams and is capped off with a clean double cap.
Flavor/Taste & Aroma:
On the cold draw, strong earthy notes make their way through a very open draw. There is no wow factor at this point, but it has only just begun.
On the light, I am greeted with smooth notes of leather, wood, and a subtle nuttiness. I would say the Capulet is mild to medium bodied but we will see how it transitions as I move through. Today I am pairing my Capulet with a Not Your Father’s Root Beer. I have seen just about everyone and their mother talk about this beer and this will be my first time trying it so hopefully I will not be disappointed.
Traveling through the Capulet, I encountered pleasing clouds of creamy, aromatic smoke that carried salty notes of nut accompanied by nuances of leather, wood, and a subtle pepper on the retro. On my palate, the leather notes were the most obvious. At the start, the leather notes were more on the sweet side, but as I progressed it transitioned into a drier leather as the saltiness began to pick up. In regards to construction, the Capulet passed with flying colors. As the char lines moved steadily along the body, it revealed a lovely gray, almost white ash adding to the already alluring appeal of the cigar.
And now to answer the big question, did I like it? Is it as captivating as the famous Shakespearean play from which it gets its name? Not exactly. But in no way is the Capulet a bad cigar. I did enjoy it enough to take it all the way down to my fingertips, so that should tell you something. The flavors were good and the construction was dead on target. I could see myself buying a few more of these for those rare occasions I get to enjoy an early morning cigar with a good cup of Joe. So if this flavor profile is up your ally give it a shot. As for the Not your father’s Root Beer, it was not bad either, just too sugary for my liking. I could probably have one or two of these at the most before it became too much. But if you are big root beer fan, you should definitely try them out.
If you find yourself in a Shakespearian mood and want to get your Thespian hands on these cigars, then make sure you go over to Famous-smoke shop to indulge yourself in the House of Capulet!