Altadis U.S.A. will reportedly be releasing a new Romeo y Julieta in October that will feature a Nicaraguan-grown wrapper.
So far, the company has not released any official details about the cigar, but a report by Cigar Aficionado states it will be called the Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua Connecticut and will gets its wrapper from the Plasencia farms, where the company has been growing it as an experimental crop for several years. That leaf sits atop a Nicaraguan binder and filler.
The line is said to be offered in four sizes:
- Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua Connecticut Bully (5 x 50) — $7.20
- Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua Connecticut Toro (6 x 52) — $7.50
- Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua Connecticut Churchill (7 x 50) — $8.10
- Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua Connecticut Magnum (6 x 60) — $8.35
The Magnum vitola will come in 20-count boxes, while the other sizes will be offered in 25-count formats.
When contacted by halfwheel, a representative from Altadis U.S.A. said they did not have any information on the project. E-mails sent to Rafael Nodal, head of product capability for Tabacalera USA, the parent company of Altadis U.S.A., have so far gone unanswered.