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Illusione


Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
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Illusione cigars are all rated 90 and above in both Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider magazines. This is nearly unprecedented in today's market. Nicaragua was once home to some of the finest tobaccos in the world, though production had slowed after the Sandinistas took over the country in 1979. Illusione cigars set out to recreate a taste profile from these years past. To do that, they were going to need the finest Nicaraguan tobacco available, which they obtain from prized fields in the Jalapa Valley and Esteli reegions. The fields had been neglected for years, but the legendary grower Arcenio Ramos of Cuba recultivated them. He wouldn't do it by himself however, a relative “dream team” of tobacco producers was assembled that included Fernando Chandito and famed agronomist Jacinto of Cuba. Now these famous fields are once more yielding to their fullest potential. The tobacco itself is strong, bold and clean. Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo '99, Criollo '98 seeds. They are wrapped with a fine grade one Cafe Colorado wrapper and topped with a traditional triple cap in the permier Raices Cubanas factory. You won't find many cigars on the market today that capture the unique flavor of Illusione. The production continues in small-batches to maintain the highest quality. You will find these cigars have notes of leather, black cherry, earth and finish with a signature olfactory floral sweetness.
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#2 and Crowned of Thorns 52 Natural Single 10.00
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#2 and Crowned of Thorns
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Rated 90. Richly hued, this torpedo shows an abundance of spice, leather, cedar and tobacco notes. The finish is nutty with a sweet snap.
#2 and Crowned of Thorns 52 Natural Box of 25 225.00
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#2 and Crowned of Thorns
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Rated 90. Richly hued, this torpedo shows an abundance of spice, leather, cedar and tobacco notes. The finish is nutty with a sweet snap.
#88 Robust 5 52 Natural Single 9.20
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#88 Robust
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Rated 91. Well made with a chocolately complexion. Although the burn on this cigar is slightly uneven, it shows a rich balance of wood, earth and spice. The finish is nutty.
#88 Robust 5 52 Natural Box of 25 207.00
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#88 Robust
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Rated 91. Well made with a chocolately complexion. Although the burn on this cigar is slightly uneven, it shows a rich balance of wood, earth and spice. The finish is nutty.
#CG:4 White Horse 5⅝ 46 Natural Single 9.40
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#CG:4 White Horse
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Rated 93. If you don’t read Cigar Insider, CIGAR AFICIONADO’s sister publication, you may have never heard of the brand Illusione. All nine cigars in the line were rated in an August issue of the newsletter, and all but one size scored 90 points or higher, about as impressive a debut as we’ve ever witnessed. The Central American cigars are powerful Nicaraguan puros with quirky names. The cg:4, which measures 5 5/8 inches by 46 ring, has balance as well as strength, with sweet leather, nuts and cocoa on the palate. The cigars are the brainchild of Dion Giolito, owner of the Reno, Nevada, cigar store Fumaré. Giolito doesn’t own his own factory, but the Illusione brand is small enough that he can visit Central America to testsmoke each batch of new tobacco before it is made into his cigars. Production was recently shifted from Nicaragua to Honduras. Consistency is the tough trick to the cigar business, so the real test is ahead for Giolito—maintaining the impeccable quality of these cigars so they live up to the early ratings
#CG:4 White Horse 5⅝ 46 Natural Box of 25 211.50
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#CG:4 White Horse
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Rated 93. If you don’t read Cigar Insider, CIGAR AFICIONADO’s sister publication, you may have never heard of the brand Illusione. All nine cigars in the line were rated in an August issue of the newsletter, and all but one size scored 90 points or higher, about as impressive a debut as we’ve ever witnessed. The Central American cigars are powerful Nicaraguan puros with quirky names. The cg:4, which measures 5 5/8 inches by 46 ring, has balance as well as strength, with sweet leather, nuts and cocoa on the palate. The cigars are the brainchild of Dion Giolito, owner of the Reno, Nevada, cigar store Fumaré. Giolito doesn’t own his own factory, but the Illusione brand is small enough that he can visit Central America to testsmoke each batch of new tobacco before it is made into his cigars. Production was recently shifted from Nicaragua to Honduras. Consistency is the tough trick to the cigar business, so the real test is ahead for Giolito—maintaining the impeccable quality of these cigars so they live up to the early ratings
#MK Teaching Machine 5⅛ 42 Natural Single 8.60
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#MK Teaching Machine
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Rated 92 and #24 Best Cigar of 2016. It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. And also a bit of fun. Many of Illusione cigars have hidden meanings encoded in the packaging and in the names. The “mk” printed on the black-and-white Illusione band, for example, stands for “mind kontrol.” Brand owner Dion Giolito believes that the corona size, such as this one, serves as the best blending format when creating a cigar due to its proportions and ratios of tobacco. He who produces the best corona, his thinking goes, is the one who “kontrols” the market. If you’re not one to mix riddles with your cigars, the data on this smoke is pretty straightforward. It’s made in Nicaragua at the TABSA factory and is full of fantastic Nicaraguan tobacco. Substantial flavors of coffee and spice lead to a sweet note on the palate. For such a little cigar, the Illusione mk imparts big character.
#MK Teaching Machine 5⅛ 42 Natural Box of 25 193.50
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
#MK Teaching Machine
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Rated 92 and #24 Best Cigar of 2016. It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. And also a bit of fun. Many of Illusione cigars have hidden meanings encoded in the packaging and in the names. The “mk” printed on the black-and-white Illusione band, for example, stands for “mind kontrol.” Brand owner Dion Giolito believes that the corona size, such as this one, serves as the best blending format when creating a cigar due to its proportions and ratios of tobacco. He who produces the best corona, his thinking goes, is the one who “kontrols” the market. If you’re not one to mix riddles with your cigars, the data on this smoke is pretty straightforward. It’s made in Nicaragua at the TABSA factory and is full of fantastic Nicaraguan tobacco. Substantial flavors of coffee and spice lead to a sweet note on the palate. For such a little cigar, the Illusione mk imparts big character.
Rothchildes 50 Natural Single 5.50
Illusione Cigar
Illusione Cigar
Rothchildes
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Rated 90 points. Creamy smoke layers the palate with flavorful impressions of dried cherry and a woody spice. This dark cigar draws evenly and exhibits balance.

Illusione Epernay


This blend originally debuted in 2008. Illusione Epernay Cigars are made with a combination of Criollo and Corojo tobaccos and finished with a superior grade Café Rosado overleaf. The Illusione Epernay Cigar blend is very complex and perfectly balanced treating the palate to hints of coffee and honey, floral notes, and a creamy finish.

Epernay is named for a town in France that is built upon chalk rock in the heart of the Champagne region, and the line is meant to be lighter and sweeter than the original Illusiones. (It has no ligero in the blend.) When Illusione first appeared in our Top 25 in 2007, we wrote: "Consistency is the tough trick to the cigar business, so the real test is ahead for Giolito-maintaining the impeccable quality of these cigars so they live up to the early ratings." He certainly has.
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Le Elegance 40 Natural Single 8.95
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Elegance
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Rated 91 points. A tawny-colored corona that imparts plenty of dense, creamy smoke fortified with baking-spice notes ranging from cinnamon and nutmeg to spicy ginger and cloves.
Le Excellence 48 Natural Single 11.25
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Excellence
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Rated 91 points. Notes of ripe fruit and a light woodiness characterize this elegant cigar, which is balanced by sweet baking spices of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Le Ferme 48 Natural Single 9.20
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Ferme
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Rated 92. Beautifully rolled with an oily wrapper and round head. The first puffs have an incense and leather character, then take on spice and Sauternes notes on the finish.
Le Petit 44 Natural Single 7.50
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Petit
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Rated 91. A nearly flawless wrapper covers this cigar, which smacks of nuts and honey once it warms up. Some woody notes also come through, leading to a graham cracker finish
Le Taureau 56 Natural Single 11.90
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Taureau
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Some people believe it takes massive amounts of power for a cigar to impress in a Cigar Aficionado tasting, but the No. 3 cigar of the year 2011 belies their theory. The Illusione Epernay Le Taureau is made without ligero tobacco, the strongest variety of tobacco leaf, and it's blended for balance and elegance rather than strength. We love Illusiones, but we really love the Illusione Epernay. This is the third year in a row that one has appeared in the Top 25. The Le Taureau is one of a trio of new box-pressed sizes that were added to the line last August. It has a chocolate sweetness, plenty of rich nutty flavors and a complex, leathery aftertaste. Illusione cigars are the prototypical boutique smoke, and this is the best showing ever for the brand. Rated 94 points.
Le Taureau 56 Natural Box of 25 267.75
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Illusione Epernay Cigar
Le Taureau
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Some people believe it takes massive amounts of power for a cigar to impress in a Cigar Aficionado tasting, but the No. 3 cigar of the year 2011 belies their theory. The Illusione Epernay Le Taureau is made without ligero tobacco, the strongest variety of tobacco leaf, and it's blended for balance and elegance rather than strength. We love Illusiones, but we really love the Illusione Epernay. This is the third year in a row that one has appeared in the Top 25. The Le Taureau is one of a trio of new box-pressed sizes that were added to the line last August. It has a chocolate sweetness, plenty of rich nutty flavors and a complex, leathery aftertaste. Illusione cigars are the prototypical boutique smoke, and this is the best showing ever for the brand. Rated 94 points.

Illusione Fume d' Amour


Illusione cigars have been hot since their debut tasting in Cigar Insider in August 2007, when a vertical brand tasting delivered eight scores of 90 points or higher. The cigars were rich and delicious, created by Dion Giolito, a cigar retailer from Reno, Nevada, who knew what he wanted in a great cigar and wasn't afraid to push hard to get them just right. This past summer Giolito released his first new Illusione brand in nearly three years, Fume d'Amour, which translates to "smoke of love." Armed with tobacco from a particularly strong crop year, Giolito had cigars made without ligero (the strongest component of tobacco) and focused on lower, milder primings. The result is a truly delicious cigar.
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Capistranos 6 56 Natural Single 10.75
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Capistranos
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Capistranos 6 56 Natural Box of 25 241.88
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Capistranos
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Clementes 48 Natural Single 10.50
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Clementes
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Rated 95 and No 3 Best Cigar of 2014. Balance and style, brimming with a rich, nutty cashew taste, hints of nougat sweetness and touches of baking spice. This marks the second time an Illusione cigar has earned the No. 3 spot on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list. This classic smoke is a memorable cigar.
Clementes 48 Natural Box of 25 236.25
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Clementes
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Rated 95 and No 3 Best Cigar of 2014. Balance and style, brimming with a rich, nutty cashew taste, hints of nougat sweetness and touches of baking spice. This marks the second time an Illusione cigar has earned the No. 3 spot on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list. This classic smoke is a memorable cigar.
Juniperos 40 Natural Single 10.80
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Juniperos
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Rated 92 points. Humidor Selection Impeccably rolled with a nearly veinless wrapper, this long, thin cigar has an easy draw that layers the palate with rich notes of almond paste, oak and leather. Body: Medium
Lagunas 42 Natural Single 7.10
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Lagunas
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Viejos 5 50 Natural Single 8.60
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Viejos
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Viejos 5 50 Natural Box of 25 193.50
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Illusione Fume d' Amour Cigar
Viejos
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Illusione Ultra


When Illusione brand owner Dion Giolito released the Illusione Ultra line, they were the most full-bodied cigars he had ever blended. Big and box-pressed, the cigars came in near-black wrappers and were made in Honduras. That was three years ago and Giolito has made some changes. While the cigars are still indeed dark in appearance, they aren’t quite as close to black as the originals, and the Ultras aren't made in Honduras anymore. Giolito moved the production to the TABSA factory in Nicaragua, citing logistical reasons. But a change in factory can have a significant effect on a cigar. In the case of the Ultra, it seems to have been a change for the better.
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Op. No. 9 56 Nicaraguan Single 12.30
Illusione Ultra Cigar
Illusione Ultra Cigar
Op. No. 9
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Rated 94 and #6 Best Cigar of 2015. The cigar is an imposing toro and one of this year’s best examples of a strong, spicy Nicaraguan blend that also has some of the qualities of a pint of coffee stout. The smoke is dense and chewy, and leaves a reverberating peanut-and-caramel aftertaste that sticks to the palate.
Op. No. 9 56 Nicaraguan Box of 20 221.40
Illusione Ultra Cigar
Illusione Ultra Cigar
Op. No. 9
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Rated 94 and #6 Best Cigar of 2015. The cigar is an imposing toro and one of this year’s best examples of a strong, spicy Nicaraguan blend that also has some of the qualities of a pint of coffee stout. The smoke is dense and chewy, and leaves a reverberating peanut-and-caramel aftertaste that sticks to the palate.


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