Altadis USA has announced a new cigar that will be joining its popular Romeo y Julieta line.  This one simply is called “Romeo by Romeo y Julieta”.

Romeo y Julieta is one of Altadis’ best selling lines.   For the Romeo, Altadis makes a move similar to what they did with the VegaFina line earlier this year with the VegaFina Sumum 2010 and the VegaFina Jose Seijas 2011 – namely add a blend that moves away from a line that has a reputation for milder smokes.  The Romeo attempts to move to a more fuller-bodied smoke.

Here is the information that has been made available:

Blend Profile

The Romeo will feature a dark Ecuadorian Habano-seed wrapper.   The binder and filler is Dominican

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano-seed
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican

Vitolas Available

The initial release will feature four sizes.  There seems to be a pattern of larger ring gauges for this blend. 

Piramdes: 6 1/8 x 52
Robusto: 5 x 54
Toro: 5 x 54
Churchill: 7 x 56

On the 4/14/12 Cigar Dave Show, Cigar Dave mentioned this would be the featured cigar for his annual broadcast on 6/23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  However, while the previous three years featured world premieres by Altadis at that broadcast, the plans are for Romeo to hit the stores by the May time-frame.