Altadis USA is once again teaming up with the Plasecnia family. At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, Altadis USA showcased the Romeo 505 Nicaragua by Romeo y Julieta- a new Nicaraguan puro offering being made at the Placencia factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
While the Romeo 505 Nicaragua is a 100% Nicaraguan offering, it is not the first Nicaraguan puro under in the Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua puro. That honor goes to the RyJ by Romeo y Julieta which was released in 2013. However, the RyJ was produced in Honduras while Romeo 505 comes out of Nicaragua. At the same time, this is the second collaboration Altadis has done with the Plasecnias as two years ago the Espada by Montecristo was also done with them.
“With its rich volcanic soil and variety of microclimates, it’s only fitting that we chose Nicaragua as the single source for our boldest, spiciest addition to the Romeo, by Romeo y Julieta family,” said a company spokesperson in a press release. “We’re devilishly thrilled to introduce the Romeo 505 Nicaragua—the ‘rebel child’ of the family—for its notoriously Nicaraguan zest, and a medium to full-bodied punch, packed with earthy, toasty notes of dried fruit, wood and leather. It’s a first- of-its-kind among a century-old, Romeo y Julieta line that is steeped in tradition. Cheeky but true, Romeo 505 Nicaragua was born to stand out and make a statement.”
In addition to utilizing all Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler, the Romeo 505 Nicaragua is available in four pressed sizes. Each size is available in 20 count boxes.
“Born in the 505. Built to be bold. This, our new ’baby,’ features a Habano Jalapa wrapper and binder said to burn so deliberately it can stay lit under water. Now, whether that’s true or not, the intention is right, because the Romeo 505 was designed with that kind of passion in mind,” added the spokesperson.
The Romeo 505 becomes the fourth “Romeo” branded cigar in the Romeo y Julieta line. This joins the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta, Romeo Añejo by Romeo y Julieta, and Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25. The Romeo Aging Room cigar was also a collaborative effort as it was done in with Boutique Blends.
At a glance, here is a look at the Romeo 505 Nicaragua:
Wrapper: Habano Jalapa
Binder: Habano Jalapa
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa, Condega, Esteli)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Placencia SA)
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $10.00)
Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $10.25)
Churchill: 7 x 50 (SRP $10.50)
Piramides: 6 1/2 x 54 (SRP $10.75)
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop