Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur Cigar – 1 Single
Length: 5 1/8″
Ring Gauge: 42
Packaging: Single cigar
Vitola: Petit Corona
Smoking Time: 30 Minutes
Other Cigars in this Vitola:
Cohiba Siglo II
Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe No. 3
Bolivar Petit Corona
Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas
Por Larranaga Petit Coronas
Montecristo No. 4
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez, a talented promoter, who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his hey day no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand. Following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size – Romeo y Julieta Churchill.
The 21st century has seen the arrival of two additional sizes using the name. The first called Short Churchill, a robusto size that had been missing from the range, was added in 2006. The second launched as the 21st Festival del Habano in 2010, was Wide Churchills, which boasts a 55 ring gauge to mark the trend amongst enthusiasts for stouter girth vitolas.
Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium bodied Habano.
Today Romeo y Julieta is well known around the world as ever and offers the widest range of long filler sizes in any Habano brand.
The Mille Fleur has been produced in Cuba for over half a century although up until 2002, it was offered as a machine made cigar. The French name translates into English as “thousand flowers” and, as you would expect with such a name, it is a cigar with a generous floral bouquet. Romeo y Julieta is one of the most loved and respected Habanos brand with its elegant, medium-bodied aromas blended from some of the finest tobaccos grown in the Pinar del Rio region of Cuba.