Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cafe Rosado
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. (Raíces Cubanas)
Purchase Source: CigarPage.com
Date Purchased: September 6, 2018
Date Smoked: April 16, 2019
Today, 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
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.
This 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.
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
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 3|