Illusione Ultra Short Cigar Review

September 25, 2012 · Posted in Cigar Review, Short Cigar Review 

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo   |   Binder: Nicaraguan   |   Filler: Nicaraguan   |   Box of 20: $216.00; 5 Pack: $60.00   |   Double Corona   |   6 ¾″ x 54

0/3: Finding out information about this cigar is a bit of a trip. When you go to the Illusione website you are first asked for a password (write anything in) and then it takes you to some documents about Area 51. Perhaps there is some hidden meaning here but I didn’t dig. I’m done with conspiracies for tonight.

This is a fairly large cigar with an exquisite wrapper and a slight box pressed shape to it. Not a lot in the way of veins or imperfections. Slightly oily and very smooth to the touch.

1/3: Flowery notes, cherry, peppery spiciness and a little leather. Very good mix and the flavors are light and nimble. Medium bodied in this first third.

2/3: Those cherry and floral flavors are the main ones at this point. There’s also some green tea going on.

3/3: Floral notes, the spice makes a bit of a resurgence and there’s also licorice.

4/3: It’s a damn fine cigar. There’s evolution to the flavor profile and the flavors are clear and concise. Medium bodied with a good draw and burn this is a cigar that I think most everyone would enjoy.

4 out of 5 points


2 Responses to “Illusione Ultra Short Cigar Review”

  1. Eric Scism on September 26th, 2012 11:06 am

    The only Illusione I’ve had is the Epernay. I’m looking forward to try some other ones if my B&M ever get them in stock!

  2. Travis Lindsay on September 27th, 2012 11:42 pm

    @Eric: They’re definitely hard to find but, when you are able to find some of these, buy a couple. They are really great cigars.

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