Epernay Le Ferme by Illusione Cigars

Vitola: Le Ferme
Length: 5.2
Gauge: 48

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:
Date Purchased: September 6, 2018
Price: $6.50
Date Smoked: July 12, 2019

Epernay Le Ferme by Illusione Cigars

What a gorgeous cigar to come back to; a very nice way to return after not smoking any cigars for two months.

I really enjoyed my two-hours with this cigar full of nuanced tobacco flavors with a perfect draw.

I didn’t want to put it down… Finger burner for sure.

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Dion Giolito, Epernay, Epernay Le Ferme, Illusione, Nicaruguan Cafe RosadoToday, I’m declaring the Illusione Epernay Le Ferme (5.25” x 48, Robusto) a permanent cigar in my TupperDor rotation. This is a gorgeous and delicious cigar.

After my customary snip and cut, deep rich earthy tobacco and leather are delivered to my senses.

Once lit, slow smooth tobacco smoke delivers a relaxing experience from this Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado wrapped cigar. This is a nuanced but complex cigar, not like those “full-bodied” cigars that hit you on top of the head kind of experience, but one that reveals itself gently as you take your time with her; creamy smooth smoke of cedar, coffee, leather, graham cracker (sweetness) and earthy tobacco linger on my palette for a beautiful finish. The pepper spice is almost nonexistent and that’s fine with this elegant cigar.

This is Box-Worthy

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After a straight-cut, a muted dry cocoa greeted me on the cold draw. I couldn’t wait to light this Illusione Epernay Le Ferme (5.20x 48). Once lit, rich sweet earthy woody leathery smoke is provided for each effortless perfect draw.

This is a silky smooth sophisticated cigar. Plenty of complex flavors and chewy smoke … #SakamotoHappy I’m at the last third after an hour and the rich Corojo Wrapper continues to be a creamy smooth smoke. This is a staple in my TupperDor.

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Dion Giolito, Epernay, Epernay Le Ferme, Illusione, Nicaruguan Cafe RosadoThis morning’s Epernay delivered a dryer smoke than I remember but it became a familiar medium bodied complex coffee and honey coated smoke that eventually arrived with a little pepper letting me know that it’s there as an unpronounced compliment on the retrohale.

The Illusione Epernay is a pretty sophisticated cigar; a smooth ride with just the correct amount of spice to keep you interested.

This Stays
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I had originally thought that this would be one of my #SunroofCigars and I found out that it deserves a little more respect than that.

This is a cigar with sophisticated and complex flavor. It starts with Coffee and Cream and Honey with some Cinnamon sprinkled inside. I had this with Cream and Coffee made with the addition of Cinnamon, made by Loni.

Good call Loni

The Experience

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
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1