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