Illusione Cigars
Illusione La Grande Classe Rex

Vitola: Petit Corona
Length: 4.625
Gauge: 40

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: A.J. Costa
Date Purchased: January 24, 2021
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: June 20, 2021

Illusione La Grande Classe Rex

06/20/2021
COVID-19 Day 454
 Dion Giolito, Ecuadorian Habano, Illusione La Grande Classe, Nicaragua, Petit Corona, Rex Right frim the beggining after sparking this Illusione La Grande Classe Rex… I get cinnamon spices along with some smooth creamy oak tobacco flavors with a decent pepper spice on the retrohale. Soon underlying coffee notes and some subtle sweetness appear… this Illusione La Grande Classe Rex is a joy to smoke.

I’ll have to wait for the correct moment to make these a fixture in the TupperDor.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


03/29/2021
COVID-19 Day 372:
This seldom seen and under the radar, La Grande Classe Rex by Illusione Cigars… has arrived and is ready to smoke! This will be my second time with this after I’ve let it rest for a couple of months (01.24.2021)… I can already tell the difference!

From its new fresh off-the-truck harshness to its now smooth and mellow tobacco flavors, this little Illusione La Grande Classe Rex is starting to come into its own. I’ll spark it again in a couple of months and see how she’s progressing… I’m guessing this will buy me enough time to save some pennies so that I’ll be able to purchase a bundle of these tasty gems.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


01/25/2021
COVID-19 Day 309:


This cigar is a takeoff from Dion Giolito’s / illusione’s La Gran Classe release that was an exclusive in his Reno, Nevada shop. It is released in a 4 5/8 x 40 petit corona size known as “Rex”. These are still produced in limited quantities (From Fox Cigars)


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