Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro Cigar Review

Review of RyJ 1875 Nicaragua

The Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro is a puro cigar, which means it is made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco and has a medium to full body. It is produced in the renowned Plasencia factory.

This cigar has a beautiful, balanced flavor profile that is complex. The flavors are dominated mainly by wood. Additionally, it is a well-made cigar with a great draw, burn, and smoke output.

Wrapper Origin: NicaraguanShape: Toro
Length: 6Ring: 50
Wrapper: HabanoList Price: $209.25 (Box of 25)
Origin: NicaraguaStrength: Full

Appearance of Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro

The Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro color is light, ranging from practical milk white to caramel brown chocolate. Few veins and seams can be found in the cigar. It is also oily and densely packed. Despite its simplicity, the cigar’s band nicely complemented the color of the cigar.

The cigar features two white bands with an orange accent and gold-colored letters. The first band’s center features the Romeo y Julieta logo, which is accompanied by the inscription “1875” below it. The phrase “Handmade in Nicaragua” was centered for the second band and written in all capital letters.

Smoking Experience

Upon lighting the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro cigar, I tasted a creamy wood flavor along with a subtle black pepper flavor. After I finished the first third, the flavors were sweet cedar, chocolate, a small amount of baking spices, and creaminess. Even though it’s still only the first third, the sweetness is rich. In addition to traces of leather and hay, the mild pepper has significantly lessened in intensity. A lot of exciting flavors are going on, making it an excellent first third so far.

The flavor profile for my second third is the same, but the complexity kind of diminished, and the predominant flavors in the front are typically wood, particularly toasted wood, with some sweetness and creaminess. On the retro-hale, I could also taste earth and wood. The burn is excellent, so I haven’t felt the need to touch it up just yet. The cigar had some resistance with every puff, but the ash was holding firm, and the draw was good.

In the last third, the flavor profile was dominated by sweet, creamy wood, with earthiness present in the draw and a faint wood note taking its place on the retro-hale. The strength is medium, and it produces a lot of smoke. In addition to the cigar’s construction and flavor profile, I also noted that, despite its creaminess, it is drying up my mouth.


Overall, the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Toro cigar is a well-constructed cigar that will offer you an excellent draw and burn, and the ash of it indeed hung on for long. Despite having a little bit of resistance in every puff, the draw doesn’t bother me at all. Additionally, it generates a lot of smoke, especially in the last third.

Given that this cigar is mass-marketed, I didn’t anticipate it to have such a complex flavor profile, but despite its complexity, nothing particularly stands out. You will only be able to taste certain of the flavors for a short period of time before they fade or diminish and then return on the next third.

This cigar’s strength is on the medium level, and my experience with it was somewhat ordinary. You get a lot for your money, considering the pricing point. It’s something I’d suggest smoking every other day, but it’s not ideal for smoking every day or when you have a special occasion. It’s also suitable for anyone who wishes to try smoking a cigar or a Romeo y Julieta for the first time.

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Glyn Caddell

Glyn Caddell