Illusione cigars were designed to recreate the classic taste of pre-Sandinista Nicaraguan cigars. First generation Corojo '99, Criollo '98, are wrapped in either grade one Cafe Colorado wrappers or Candela wrappers, grown in fertile fields that had once fallen into neglect. Many sizes and shapes are available, all triple-capped, and each has a unique story to tell. In fact, if ANY brand demonstrates how shape informs taste and aroma, it's Illusione. This is absolutely a must-try cigar.
It started off earthy and peppery. Once it began to burn about an inch in, The notes of spice and cocoa came out.At the beginning of the 2nd third, it became very creamy on the palate with the spice very pronounced, and still cocoa in the background.Almost like a dessert. Thick white smoke and effortless draw. The last third was still very nice with a little leather showing up.Smoked it to the nub with no harshness at all. Very good ! I ll give it an 88 rating.