They are the first of two, much delayed, products to be released under the new ‘Linea Retro’ range, with a Partagas Capitols slated for a later release.
The retro metal tin has a flip-top lid, activated by pressing the logo on the front, and has been inspired by pocket cigar cases that were much in vogue in the 1970s. The original cases are now much sought after by collectors around the world and can fetch high prices when presented at auction.
The Club Kings are a classic mareva size ( 5⅛” (129mm) x 42) and so will be familiar to fans of the R&J No.2 Tubos, the Cedros de Luxe No.3 or the classic Petit Corona. All of which share the same dimensions.
This new cigar has been rolled to Romeo y Julieta’s classic medium bodied blend and provides a stylish and immanently portable alternative.
It has also been made “Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga”- Totally Handmade with Long Filler – after a careful selection of filler, binder and wrapper leaves from the best tobacco-growing plantation in the Vuelta Abajo area in Pinar del Río, Cuba.
For too long there was no robusto in Romeo’s range, so the arrival of the Short Churchill in 2006 proved most welcome. It was the first medium flavoured cigar from Cuba in this popular vitola. Hardly surprising, then that it has been a huge success.
VITOLA: Robusto RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 7/8 inches - 124 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
2012 saw the arrival of the third and possibly the last of the additions to Romeo’s famous Churchill line. Petit Churchills join the Short and Wide Churchills to offer a range of heavy girth vitolas for all occasions
VITOLA: Petit Robusto RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 inches - 102 mm FLAVOUR: Medium
Romeo’s time honoured star size. The vitola dates from the early 20th century. Churchill permitted his name to be used on it from the mid 1950s. Imposing, statesmanlike; a commanding size that rewards the smoker with richly developing flavours.
VITOLA: Julieta No.2 RING GAUGE: 47 LENGTH: 7 inches - 178 mm FLAVOUR: Medium