- All the leaves in this Gran Reserva have undergone a long and careful ageing process of five years.
- This is the first Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 Romeo y Julieta in its Wide Churchills vitola and it comes in a unique and exclusive edition of 5,000 numbered boxes.
The XVII Habanos Festival provides the setting for the presentation of the first Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 from Romeo y Julieta in its renowned Wide Churchills vitola, which has become one of the symbols of the brand since its release five years ago, which coincided with the twelfth edition of the event.
For the manufacturing of this Gran Reserva, all the leaves that make up the (capa, capote and tripa -wrapper, binder and filler-) have undergone a long and careful ageing process of five years. This is a unique and exclusive production of 5,000 numbered boxes, which showcase the supreme excellence of the brand and which will no doubt be extremely well received by Habanos enthusiasts.
This new Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 provides yet another example of the unique stature of Habanos as a Protected Appellation of Origin. To make this Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva, the best tobacco leaves were selected from the 2009 harvest in * (Pinar del Río*), Cuba.
Wide Churchills, with their unique dimensions among standard Habanos romeo-widechurchill-normal, are particularly attractive to smokers who enjoy thick ring gauge Habanos with a balanced and aromatic blend.
They are con -Totally Handmade with Long Filler- using leaves selected by expert blenders and are assessed by more than 50 expert tasters in joint tastings organized by the Instituto del Tabaco -Tobacco Institute-. These tasters include members of the (National Tasting Commission) from the most prestigious factories in Cuba, as well as experts from Cuban industry and
The origin of the brand name is well known. It dates from 1875 and was inspired by the master piece of the same name by the English writer William Shakespeare. In the early part of the twentieth century it became internationally renowned, being one of the pioneering brands to use a distinctive band.
Winston Churchill was a devotee of the brand and after his visit to Havana in 1946, his name was not only used on Habano bands, but also lent itself to the famous vitola: Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
In the XXI century, two new references have been added. In 2006, Short Churchills, the robusto that was missing in the brand’s vitolas and then, in 2010, Wide Churchills, for which we now present a Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 and which was the first to use a 55 ring gauge, ushering in a trend among enthusiasts of thick ring gauge cigars.
Its balanced and aromatic blend, with -filler- and -binder- leaves selected from the Vuelta Abajo* zone (Pinar del Río*), makes Romeo y Julieta the classic medium-bodied Habano.
|Brand||Romeo y Julieta|
|Commercial Name||Wide Churchills|
|Measures||Ring Gauge 55 (21,83 mm) x 130 mm in length|
|Presentation||Special series (SPB) of 5,000 lacquered boxes of 15 individually numbered units|