Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill BOX OF 10

Price $211.39

Romeo y Julieta

Developed in 1875, this brand of Cuban cigars immediately showed its quality by winning gold medals in four universal expositions between 1885 and 1900. Named for the lovers in William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name (written circa 1596), the brand also is traditionally credited with the introduction of the "Churchill" shape in honour of the British statesman Winston Churchill.



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" Fernandez, 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 Romeo y Julieta. Since 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 measuring 7 inches (178 mm) by 47 ring gauge — the Churchill.



More information about this fine Cuban cigar

The Romeo line is a vast array of very different cigars.  The standard description of most Romeo y Julieta Cubans is peppery, spicey with big flavors that include dark roast coffee, some herbal notes and some citrus or dark berry hints.  

The Churchill cigars, Short Churchill, Wide Churchill and actual Churchill, all seem to have a slightly different blend to them.  Less strong cigars that offer coffee and cream, a little wood and leather and some notes of soft spice. 



Romeo y Julieta  WIDE Churchill

5 1/8 x 55  super robusto


reviewed by Graham S

A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Morrocco.

One of the things I will always remember about that country was the smell of the exotic spices used in their cooking.

Upon lighting the Wide Churchill, that experience was the first thing that popped into my head, wonderful flavours of North African spices with notes of caramel and leather, wonderful.

As the cigar progressed, the flavors mellowed a bit with the leather becoming a bit more predominant and introducing chocolate notes. The finish was very smooth with a hint of paprika detected.

The popularity of the Churchill by Romeo y Julieta saw the introduction of the Short Churchill (robusto), followed by this wide churchill, that is sort of a super robusto due to the increased ring gauge.

All great cigars and definitely ones to keep in your humidor.

The wrapper on this particular stick was a 3 of 6 in reddish brown and came in at a 6 of 10 for strength.

This cigar easily deserves a rating of 92.

CA Magazine last reviewed this cigar as a 92/100 Nov 2011

GS 2012


Cuban Cigar Reviews


Romeo y Julieta WIDE CHURCHILL

5 1/8" x 55 wide robusto

This is a recent addition to the Cuban Romeo y Julieta family.

I usually smoke the short Churchill which is a standard robusto, but thought I would step up to the wide Churchill and I am glad I did.

What a treat smoking this cigar. It has an impressive ring gauge of 55 but don't let that scare you away. It does not seem like a massive ring gauge, rather sort of like a robusto with much more smoke and flavor.

I smoked this cigar outdoors (nice sunny day) and enjoyed a glass of spring water while I savored the Romeo churchill line flavors and sensations. I say that since the churchill vitolas from Romeo are different that the normal peppery tones of the rest of the Romeo line from Cuba.

I found the Wide Churchill to be medium to strong and exceptionally smooth. Flavors were in the coffee range for me. I tasted roasted coffee bean and also had a sensation of semi sweet chocolate.

I choose my cigar with a medium shade wrapper 3/6.

My overall rating for this cigar is 92/100

CA Magazine last reviewed this cigar as a 92/100 Nov 2011

CM 2012

reviewed by Cam M