Altadis USA is expanding Romeo Y Julieta’s portfolio with Romeo San Andrés by Romeo Y Julieta. This will be the first cigar Romeo Y Julieta using a Mexican wrapper.
The highly-anticipated cigar is going to release on March 2017. Once again, this project is spear-headed by master blender, AJ Fernandez, made in Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua, located in Estelí. AJ has previously blended H. Upmann by AJ, Monte by Montecristo by AJ, and Gisperto Intenso for Altadis USA. This is the latest concept from Rafael Nodal, Altadis Head of Product Capability. Rafael has previously blended Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25 for Altadis USA.
“San Andrés is arguably one of the best wrappers in the market,” Nodal said. “It has unique characteristics and the ability to enhance a blend if fermented correctly. Normally you have a new project in mind and then get to work on a blend for the project,” explained Nodal. But this cigar project was different. “In this case, A.J. (Fernandez) and I were blending some of his aged tobaccos with no project in mind, other than the goal of developing a blend with complex flavors, aroma and exceptional balance.”
Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta will retail between $9-$10 and available in four sizes in 20-count boxes:
• Robusto (5 x 50)
• Toro (6 x 54)
• Pirámides (6 1/8 by 52)
• Short Magnum (5 1/2 by 60)