Illusione Cigars
Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) by Illusione Cigars

Vitola: La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela)
Length: 5.75
Gauge: 40

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. (Raíces Cubanas)
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source: Famous-Smoke.com
Date Purchased: March 1, 2020
Price: $6.60
Date Smoked: October 2, 2021

Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) by Illusione Cigars

10/02/2021
COVID-19 Day 558
Today’s sophisticated treat brought to you by this Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) by Illusione Cigars… honey sweetness under earthy notes of coffee and bready tobacco flavors… this was an elegant smoking experience to remember!

I thoroughly enjoyed relaxing with this Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) and its elegant and nuanced tobacco flavors… I can’t wait to blaze this again soon.

Smoke Time: 75-Minutes (1:15)

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


07/17/2021
COVID-19 Day 481
 Dion Giolito, Epernay, Epernay La Elegance, Illusione, Illusione Cigars, Lancero, Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado, Panatela  A bit of elegance in this Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado wrapped Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) by Illusione Cigars… Let’s just call it refined goodness!

At the start… the draw is perfect? Thru this smokey cigar, I’m detecting soft honey sweetness under earthy notes of coffee and bready tobacco flavors… With a Wow-Factor on the black pepper spice in the retrohale.

I’m glad I chose to enjoy this in the solitude of the empty cigar lounge I’m sitting now so I don’t have to be polite about “BS” around me and just focus on the smoking experience and tobacco flavors that this Epernay delivers … Let’s enjoy this treat!

At about the halfway point I’m getting more earthy coffee notes with some creaminess that coats my mouth… The retrohale hasn’t let up and is still a full black pepper spice hit although not as zingy and a bit softer and well-rounded.

I really enjoyed today’s quality time with this Epernay La Elegance (Lancero/Panatela) by Illusione Cigars. I can’t wait to smoke it again!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


08/11/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 142: 1.25-Mile Cigar
Dion Giolito, Epernay, Epernay La Elegance, Illusione, Illusione Cigars, Lancero, Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado, Panatela It was my first time with this Vitola today and boy was I surprised at how fast this cigar smoked. I was only able to get 1.25-Miles from this cigar today.

These have been resting since March, so we’ll see how they do next time. I have four left from the purchase I made in March.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill



The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 1
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1