Do not overly concern yourself if the Mille Fleur looks familiar, it shares its dimensions and blend with the ever-popular Petit Corona within the same brand.
As Juliet herself may have said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Measuring 5 1/8” (129mm) x 42 ring gauge, the Mille Fleur has been produced in Cuba for over half a century. However, up until 2002 it was a machine-made cigar and not imported into the UK. Now they are all made entirely by hand using long-filler tobacco leaves, Tripa Larga – Totalmente a mano.
The French name translates into English as ‘thousand flowers’ and, as you would expect with such a name, it is a cigar with a generous floral bouquet. Serendipitously, it has arrived in the UK at the start of springtime.
Romeo y Julieta is one of the most loved and respected Habanos brands with its elegant, medium-bodied aromas blended from some of the finest tobaccos grown in the Pinar del Rio region of Cuba.
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.