What makes Illusione Garagiste cigars even more exceptional? Maybe it’s the “Outstanding” 90 and 91 tasting scores all of this selection’s vitolas received from Aficionado. The word, “garagiste” comes from the wine industry for a renegade winemaker. During the mid-1990s the garagistes emerged, introducingso-called, "garage wines" from France’s Bordeaux region. These wines were mostly bolder, fruitier, and often had a higher alcohol content.
Released in 2016, Garagiste was the first time Illusione used an Ecuador wrapper; in this case, a Capa Fina'grade AAA Colorado Habano. The core blend is all Nicaraguan and boasts ligeros from two regions – and ligeros are not usually found in Dion Giolito’s cigars. The well-balanced smoke is medium to full in body and imbued with sweet, spicy, earthy, and nutty flavors. A must for experienced smokers who crave complex Nicaraguan blends. Be sure to add some to your next Famous order.
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This is a really top shelf item in the line. Construction is outstanding with a solid weight and firm body with an easy draw.The flavor nuances will surprise the conisour with wonderful transitions of smooth leather, nuts, cedar, some coffee and fruit. Only my 2nd in a 5 pack and shopping for a box. A real 95!